Extra! Korea

October 13, 2010

Miley Cyrus and K-pop: Profiting off of jailbait on both sides of the Pacific

Filed under: not about Korea — extrakorea @ 11:10 am

Music videos that prominently feature jailbait are not the exclusive province of K-pop. Miley Cyrus has released her latest single, “Who Owns My Heart.”

In the clip, a scantily-clad Cyrus gets dolled up in her room and shows a lot of leg while grooving in the backseat of a car on her way to a rager at a mansion. The teen starlet then spends most of the video dancing in tiny shorts, a revealing halter, big hair and heels and partying until the wee hours.

So why would the Disney star make such a video?

“And that’s what [Can’t Be] Tamed [is] about. It’s about being who you are to the fullest. And now I know who that is.”

And who might that be? Someone who mistakenly thinks that being sexual is “empowering“? I don’t think that just because you can do something, you should.

And in case you didn’t know, Cyrus had done this kind of thing before, when she performed a pole dance at the Teen Choice Awards. Teaching teenagers how to dance like strippers … who could have a problem with that?

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