Pop singer Miley Cyrus recently exploded on to the blogisphere with another viral video that is heating up in popularity. No, it’s not about her Smoking Salvia, or an over reaction to her jokingly admitting to being “a stoner” on a home movie amongst friends at a party. This time it was in positive reaction to her viral video montage made up of footage from different “Occupy” movements across the world. In the video Cyrus released herself, the impressively edited piece takes the famed protest clips and rhythmically edits them to fit seamlessly with the sounds of her 2010 Can’t Be Tamed album cut called “Liberty Walk”.
It’s amazing to see how within a year’s time, a song that had little prior public presence can take on a cultural relevance that is much bigger than Cyrus’s herself. Cynics may say she’s joining a long list celebs that are taking advantage of the movement for their own publicity gain, but the song has quickly become a wild spread popular tool that helps “Occupiers” to continue to spread their message. Because Miley is very well off personally it may be understandably hard for her to relate to the struggles of the movement the way some would like or expect, but it does appear that her heart is in the right place. Her viral video is accompanied by an opener that reads: “This is dedicated to the thousands of people who are standing for what they believe in. Don’t give up! It’s a ‘Liberty Walk!’”
The “Occupy” movement has many layers with many opinions. Take a look at the video below and if it affects how you feel about the controversial issue. We applaud your effort MIley.
(Occupy Movement video)