Miley Cyrus knows how to make an impression. That cannot be argued. Lately, that impression has shown the same trend: less clothing, more French kissing inanimate objects. It’s no secret that she is telling the public that she’s all grown up now, but has she overused this highly sexualized image already? After watching the “Adore You” music video, I’d have to answer that with a solid yes.
She first stunned the world with the “We Can’t Stop” music video, debuting the new and questionably improved Miley. We saw twerking and we saw kissing… between Miley and an oversized doll, that is. Post VMAs, it was the “Wrecking Ball” video that affirmed to the world that this version of Miley is here to stay. Though she didn’t engage in her signature twerking, she bared all atop a wrecking ball. Oh, and made out with a sledgehammer.
I had hopes that the “Adore You” music video would be different. Miley released teaser photos to probe excitement for the release, all of which seemed soft and undeniably sweet. However, the video itself crushed those expectations and made me feel just as uncomfortable as “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball.” The series of clips were mostly Miley rolling around in bed in nude underwear, licking and biting at the sheets and touching herself… Need I say more? For me, it was four minutes and 38 seconds of what we’ve already seen from her before.
I can’t help but conclude that these string of videos are executed solely for the traction. “Adore You” was leaked prior to its planned release date, which infuriated Miley. She took to Twitter to say, “We all know Smilers would break another record if it wasn’t for the f–k face who leaked my video. Alllllll good! Keep smiling :).” This tweet speaks for itself, as if to say the goal is to break viewing records. “We Can’t Stop” has over 300 million views, while “Wrecking Ball” ranks in at nearly half a billion views. As long as the world continues to watch them, whether out of support or pure curiosity, she will continue to make videos of the same nature.
The only real question I have after watching this video is this: Miley, why is the only time you’re actually wearing clothes in the bathtub?