Miley Cyrus released the video for her new single, “Wrecking Ball,” on Monday (Sept. 9), and, keeping in line with the song’s expression of emotional vulnerability, the Terry Richardson-directed clip finds Cyrus as broken down (and stripped down) as we’ve ever seen her.
Let’s take a look at the videos five most emotional moments, as only GIFs allow.
5. Miley broke down all the walls, but she lost all her clothes. :(
4. Miley’s suffering from some serious angst.
3. Miley cries real tears.
2. Seriously, just look at this cry face
and 1. Miley licks a sledgehammer.
Of course this is the saddest GIF because this moment is absolutely unnecessary in the video. 95% of “Wrecking Ball” feel emotionally authentic — and then its star licks an iron mallet. If ever there was a time to leave the needlessly sexy out, it was this video.
Which moment of the “Wrecking Ball” video do you think is the saddest?