Miley Cyrus Made My Friend Famous!!!!

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    Aug 28, 2009 8:30 PM GMT
    http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/27/disney-allows-a-gay-miley-cyrus-knock-off-video-to-flourish-online/?src=twr

    Disney Allows a Gay Miley Cyrus Knock-Off Video to Flourish Online

    Who says the Walt Disney Company doesn’t have a sense of humor?

    Perhaps no star is more important to the media giant these days than Miley Cyrus, the 16-year-old “Hannah Montana” actress who also delivers hit movies, merchandising lines and albums. The already protective company is überprotective of her.

    So when a video popped up on YouTube on Monday – depicting seven gay men in speedos cavorting on a beach to “Party in the USA,” Ms. Cyrus’s new single – Disney’s blood could easily have boiled. The upbeat video is G-rated, but a tad on the flamboyant side (writhing on the sand, a pool-dancing sequence).

    “I assumed it would be taken down pretty much immediately, particularly because of the music rights issue,” said David Fudge, a 27-year-old marketing executive at Esquire who made the video, titled “Party in the Fire Island Pines.”

    But Disney left the ditty alone and it soon exploded in an underground way, collecting 200,000 views in just three days. Disney employees started e-mailing it to each other, and before long Mr. Fudge’s office telephone rang. On the other end: Rich Ross, the president of Disney Channels Worldwide.

    “I was like, who?” Mr. Fudge said. “He just said that he loved it and wanted to tell us that. He was extremely nice.”

    Mr. Ross declined to comment, but another Disney executive noted that the video (and the reaction to it) demonstrated how Ms. Cyrus was broadening her fan base beyond little girls. Moreover, at a time of declining CD sales, even a teen queen like Ms. Cyrus needs all the attention for her songs that she can get. Her new album, “The Time of Our Lives,” arrives in Wal-Mart stores on Monday.

    Ms. Cyrus herself is apparently a fan of Mr. Fudge’s work. Earlier this week, she wrote on Twitter: “I am OBSESSED with this video! Let’s make one!”



    When they have the 5 guys all in shorts my friend is in the middle in the orange!!!
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    Aug 28, 2009 8:43 PM GMT
    i love gay men icon_smile.gif that was fucking fabulous
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    Aug 29, 2009 6:11 AM GMT
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    Aug 29, 2009 7:42 AM GMT
    love it
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    Aug 29, 2009 8:23 AM GMT
    meh
  • B71115

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    Aug 29, 2009 2:56 PM GMT
    That Miley! She's making your friend famous and her equally untalented Daddy richer!

    That Miley! icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 30, 2009 2:01 AM GMT
    JakeBenson saidmeh


    Actually I take back that "meh." This is a really good thing that a young pop-star is validating total utter gayness, making it the norm. What's best about this is it's not some sexual cutting edge Madonna or Britney Spears, it's Miley Cyrus, and while she's attracting kids. Too often gay lifestyle is seen as "too adult" but bringing it to the front for rated G and PG is great.
  • squally

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    Sep 06, 2013 7:31 AM GMT
    Watch my mom does Miley Cyrus -