We’ve already accepted it’s a slow news day, so we might as well talk about Miley Cyrus. The teen pop sensation (I think that’s the right word) released a new music video this week standing up for the Occupy Wall Street protestors. And by “standing up for,” I mean using footage from the protests and combining them with generic messages about standing up for what you believe in and never giving up and whatever else pop music is about these days.
Cyrus’s music video, “It’s A Liberty Walk,” is a showcase of “Occupy” protests all over the world, and features footage of clashes between the protestors and the police, including the now-infamous video of the cop pepper-spraying students at UC Davis last week. A caption at the beginning of the video reads “This is dedicated to the thousands of people who are standing up for what they believe in…”
Now, just so we’re all on the same page, yes, Miley Cyrus is definitely part of the 1 percent. The question now is if she plans to join the protests or just give her their support from afar. Say what you will about old-timers like Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie, they actually joined the protestors. Does Cyrus actually support what the Occupy Wall Street movement stands for or is she just standing up for the right of people to peacefully protest?
Watch the video below:
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