When Miley Cyrus isn’t busy twerking, she is shedding her pristine Disney image for that of an edgy young songstress in the bizarre “We Can’t Stop” music video. Chock full of drug use and sexual references, the video has led many to criticize her for going overboard in her path to rebrand herself.
The strange video, which also features a makeout session with an oversized Barbie doll and plenty of tongue wagging, has sparked numerous parodies on YouTube.
From YouTube regulars to household pets, everyone wants a piece of Cyrus’s new video. Here are four of the most hilarious parodies of “We Can’t Stop.”
1) Bret Baker
Baker is known for his spoofs of popular music from artists like Taylor Swift and Macklemore. In this parody, Liam Hemsworth, Miley’s real world boyfriend, makes an appearance and pleads with her to get her act together. The video also points out the large number of black people in the video, criticizing Miley for using them to prove how “urban” and edgy she is. In the end, Amanda Bynes makes a surprise appearance and hilarity ensues.
2) The Pet Collective
This parody features adorable dogs getting turnt up. Just like Miley, these pooches are shedding their innocent puppy demeanor. Putting paws on furniture, running in the house and eating as many treats as they can—these pups do what they want.
3) The Key of Awesome
This video stands out for its amazing, hilarious dialogue. It describes Miley’s new style as “a poor man’s Gaga, or an albino Rihanna.” It also pokes fun at some of the more ridiculous aspects of the original music video, such as Miley’s constant gum chewing and urge to put her butt on just about everyone else in the video. The video ends with a surprise appearance by Miley’s dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, who attempts to take over the music video.
4) Shane Dawson TV
Even YouTube veteran Shane Dawson has made a parody of Miley’s video. Dawson’s previous celebrity parodies include Lady Gaga, Ke$ha and Taylor Swift. Keeping with his edgy, and somewhat vulgar approach to making YouTube gold, this parody is no different. The video show little girls imitating Miley’s behavior by snorting Pixy Stix and twerking up a storm.
Although many of these parodies criticize her for being overly edgy and a bad influence on her younger audience, in Cyrus's defense, there is really only one thing to be said: She’s just being Miley.
Screenshot via MileyCyrusVEVO/YouTube