Man on the Edge – Is Miley Trying Too Hard?

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So you thought it was sexy/slutty/shocking/stupid when Miley Cyrus twerked at the VMAs?  Well her new video has just dropped, and believe us, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

“Wrecking Ball” is the second single from her upcoming album “Bangerz”, and the video is designed to catch a lot of attention.  It has Miley close-ups, Miley’s tongue going French-a-riffic all over a sledge hammer, and Miley buck-naked with some creative editing where you might think you see more than you do.

The people who are already defending it say what Miley is doing is nothing new.  They point to Madonna’s more shocking years.  Remember her “Sex” book, which was really just soft-core porn?  Or her Playboy spread?  And how scandalous “Like a Virgin” was when it dropped?  Some might say Miley is following a well-laid path to success.

But it’s not that long ago that she was “Hannah Montana”, which may be exactly why she’s doing this!  So our Man on the Edge, Robert Wilder, is asking if Miley’s antics are a legitimate artistic statement, or if she’s just trying too hard to prove she’s all grown up?