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Monday, June 05, 2023

We can’t stop…how about just please stop

OK, I get it, there are tons of people out there who are die-hard Miley Cyrus fans but her latest song and video, "We Can’t Stop," has some factors that I can’t help but find…questionable to say the least. Yes she is getting older, I know, and she is probably trying to break from the old Hannah Montana good girl bit but recently the best word that I can use to define her is ratchet.  Let’s take a minute to go over the enigma that is the single “We Can’t Stop.”

She starts the video by putting a grill on because obviously she is so hard, right? No’re not hard and you are not Flava Flav either.

Then there is some guy eating a money sandwich. Two slices and bread…with money in between. Damnit, Miley…if you were working all of these extras on your music video set for so long the least you can do is feed them real food and not just shove dollar bills down their throats! 

There is a head made out of French fries… I don’t know, I can’t really explain that one.

Someone cuts their fingers off and something resembling Pepto-Bisol comes gushing out of their hands. I would think that they need a band-aid or something, not stomach medicine. 

A white face appears and reappears on the screen bobbling around in this weird nightmarish kind of way. Instead of entertain us, she just wants to give us bad dreams.

Then she is gyrating all over the bed in skin tight clothes not leaving much to the imagination…probably giving her poor mother and father bad dreams too.


There are weird stuffed animals all over the house. I guess she is trying to tell us that she has taken up taxidermy.  Good for her…hobbies are fun.

She spends what seems to be the majority of the video just sticking her tongue out at the camera like a spoiled, bratty little five year old. If you are trying to look older, how about not acting like a child going through their terrible 2’s.

On top of it all there is bread and hot dog meat all over the house too, I mean, I do think she is a bit on the skinny side so she could probably use a hot dog or two.

Now, when I was in high school, all my English teachers use to talk about was symbolism and stop to think about what the artist or author really meant. Well, one look at this video and the whole thing just seems to symbolize attention whore, but hey… no body’s perfect! 

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