Miley Cyrus Supports Occupy Movement With 'Liberty Walk' Clip (Video)
The pop star posted the video to her official YouTube page, dedicating it to, “the thousands of people who are standing up for what they believe in.”
No stranger to controversy, Miley Cyrus is at it again with a new video in support of the worldwide Occupy movement.
Set to a remixed version of “Liberty Walk,” off her 2010 album Can’t Be Tamed, the video consists solely of news clips featuring Occupy protesters across the globe. The video and track were both produced by Rock Mafia.
“This is Dedicated to the thousands of people who are standing up for what they believe in,” Cyrus wrote on her official YouTube page, along with the three-minute video. The post was published on Nov. 23, Cyrus’ 19th birthday.
“It’s a liberty walk, say goodbye to the people who tied you up,” Cyrus sings. “It’s a liberty walk, feeling your heart beat again, breathing new oxygen. It’s a liberty walk, free yourself, slam the door not a prisoner anymore.”
Several YouTube users praised the pop star’s vocal support, with one writing, “I never expected to be clicking ‘Like’ on a Miley Cyrus video, but… I just did :)”
Others criticized the statement due to Cyrus’ social status. “I guarantee she doesn’t even know what the protest is for. She’s rich… these people should be protesting in front of her huge ass mansion,” one viewer said.
A representative for Rock Mafia did not immediately return The Hollywood Reporter’s request for comment. The record production and songwriting team – consisting of Tim James and Antonina Armato – previously served as in-house producers on the 10th season of American Idol.