The other day we spotted this video of a bunch of dudes in the Pines dancing around to Miley Cyrus's "Party in the USA" on Towleroad, but we couldn't think of a reason to post it. Somehow, "OMG, I have those exact same abs!" didn't seem to make it any less baldly homosexual. Clearly, we were not as clever as the Times, which totally found a great excuse: Against all odds, Disney, the family-oriented, license-protecting parent company that
birthed airs Miley, loves the video. From the Media Decoder blog:
“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 emailing 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) demonstrates how Ms. Cyrus is broadening her fan base beyond little girls.
Miley herself tweeted "I AM OBSESSED with this video =)" the other day. It's cute that Disney thinks she's "broadening her fan base." Having walked in the Pride March this year to a repeated cycle of pop tunes, we can tell you that Miley's "See You Again" had an even better crowd reaction than the Glee version of "Don't Stop Believin'," and that's saying a lot. If Miley has a deep fan base, Disney, gays already got in on the bottom.
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