Thanks for your refreshing comment, but I think you're missing the point. Only idiots in lack of arguments use agressivity, physical-related insults, so don't mind those.
What's bothering me with Miley, is that she's playing a character, and I don't think she's thinking twice about it - It's all good to want to "express herself", and "explore her sexuality", and other artists did it before her, but let's face it, coming from a "Disney world",she carries a certain responsibility, even if she didn't ask for it, she HAS to deal with it. She has millions of YOUNG fans, they look up to her, and she's explaining that she does what she does because "she grew up". Hearing that, what do you think it does to young girls? That it's the way everyone is supposed to grow up? Miley is just in that teenage phase, hormonal, rebellious. People who look up to her think that it's ok to smoke weed, for example, that "it's part of growing up". Sure, smoking weed is not the worst thing you'll ever do as a teenager, but we all know that this kind of image in media amplifies ten thousand fold in reality, and her suggesting a lot of sexual acts is not appropriate. Don't get me wrong, I have absolutely no problem with sex, or female masturbation, (i'm a female btw), I see no problem in exploring that part of us that is natural, but it should be private, and like all media, she's conveying the idea that it's not. Maybe i'm old fashioned but I like to think that whatever concerns your sexuality, concerns YOU only, not the whole world. So really, the problem in that video has nothing to do with the fact that "masturbation is bad!", or that her touching, in and of itself, is shocking.
If that was relevant to her songs....sure. But her suggesting oral sex over a metal hammer, touching herself under some sheets while singing a love ballad, I don't see how this is illustrating a song, and a video clip is supposed to do just that. You can make any excuses you want for her, Miley is doing what she's doing because she's loving the attention it got her the first time, she doesn't want it to stop cause we keep talking about her, and the sad part is that she's making money over haters of her attitude, and it's not about her musical talent anymore, it's about her character.
She is a fraud, like many artists out there, yes, but she still is. We keep criticizing the next generation, but THIS is what is educating them. Miley is now a part of the media that just brainwashes everyone into thinking that sex is a public matter. It's NOT and it shouldn't be, we have to keep some kind of privacy for this stuff. For me, she came from being a teenage idol, known for her acting/vocals talent, to the "other side" of this industry, where anything is good to have a semblance of reputation good or bad, (the worse the better), and to make loads of money. Since she needs the haters, it's clearly not about her talent anymore, But she knows it's getting her a lot of hate, and because it's also giving her attention and money, she's loving it. Sex sells, and that's it. It's what she's doing, we just cannot deny that. This is what we see, so if she's actually trying to give an image of an independant woman who is capable of satisfying herself, and who is setting her own definition of "beauty", we cannot see it, because people see what it's in front of them. And she KNOWS that, she doesn't expect people to find some secret meaning. I'm sorry, but this is it, media nowadays don't think about consequences, and about how it can affect people, just about the money they can make. It's ALL about the money,I know, it's a sad reality, but it's just the way it is. If she really did want to try to send a message, seeing all that hate, she would just quit doing it, or at least find another way, because clearly it's not working. But I said "if", and I'm convinced it's not what she's trying to do, so. Hope you get my point.