Hot on the heels of the press firestorm that ensued following her performance at the Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus has released a new video, directed by photographer Terry Richards. And unsurprisingly, parents are already shielding the eyes of their children.
Though, to be fair, the controversial pop singer is either barely clothed or completely nude for the entirety of the video.
The video, which is for "Wrecking Ball," the second single off her latest album, "Bangerz," was released this morning, and, almost immediately, began trending on Twitter. But the bulk of the conversation isn't about the single -- or the emotionally-charged close-ups of a crying Cyrus -- but rather, her lack of clothing.
A former child star with many young fans, Cyrus has already come under fire from parental groups and the media. However, multiple other one-time child actors like Justin Timberlake have come to her defense, acknowledging that, at nearly 21 years old, it's not surprising for her to take a more adult approach.
"We Can't Stop," the first single off "Bangerz," was released in August and has already been certified double-Platinum.
Cyrus was recently picked to host and perform on the second episode of the next season of "Saturday Night Live."