Miley Cyrus performs her own feminist version of 'Santa Baby'
If you have a problem with some of the troublesome messages old Christmas songs can send, rest assured, Miley Cyrus has you covered.
Appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the erstwhile Disney Channel actress gave Santa Baby a much-overdue feminist update. Rather than asking Santa for a slew of pricey gifts, the pop-star pointed out that she - and women writ large - can buy their own things, thank you very much.
Cyrus made sure to inform Santa that a "girl's best friend is equal pay," while imploring him to not send her any "d*ck pics".
Prior to performing the song, Cyrus dissected the meaning of its lyrics with the talk show host, asking "Am I saying that I’m gonna hook up with Santa if he buys me all this stuff?" When Fallon said Cyrus could update the words if she so wished, she went all-out, and delivered completely different lyrics for the entire track.
"Santa baby, I've got a baller car of my own, no loan. I bought it all by myself, Santa baby, with zero help from Elf on the Shelf," she crooned, before highlighting the importance of the feminist movement: "Listen, Santa, to what I say: A girl’s best friend is equal pay. So, stop interrupting me when I talk, and don't text me pictures of your..."
She even addressed the post #MeToo world we're currently living in, singing "Santa baby, I’d love to know my butt won’t get grabbed at work, by some ignorant jerk."
Another Christmas song has officially been fixed it seems!
The 26-year-old seems to be in good spirits since losing her home to the devastating California wildfires earlier this year.
In a recent interview with Ryan Seacrest, Miley addressed the impact that the natural disaster had on her, and her fiancée, Liam Hemsworth.
"I’m in a really good healing place right now, I definitely learned a lot. My dad [Billy Ray Cyrus] has always told me ‘Life is a series of adjustments’ and sometimes we never understand what our parents are telling us until we start to experience life more ... I’m starting to really understand what that means now experiencing something as life-changing and devastating as a natural disaster. It’s a really deep character challenge to see the way you react to loss."
"Something else I kind of took in that I heard was for me I had a choice of post-traumatic stress or post-traumatic growth and I think you always feel you don’t have control especially when something happens that’s a natural disaster because there’s no beating nature … so to be able to go into your self and to find that growth and say ‘What am I going to do about this?’ And being an active member of my community, not as a celebrity figure, but just as a neighbour, has been a big growing experience," she continued.