Americans turn to Miley Cirus for Osama Bin Ladin’s Death Anthem

By Trisha Marie

Miley Cirus Osama Bin Ladin

Today, when something monumental happens, it is standard practice to turn to the world wide web for a personal outlet of one’s commentary, usually via facebook, twitter or personal blogs. However, when it came to the announcement of Osama Bin Ladin’s confirmed death, Americans chose a different route: the official YouTube video for Miley Cirus’s pop anthem “Party in the USA”.

The chorus of the song does claim “Yeah, there’s a party in the USA”, while the rest of the lyrics paint a picture of a Southern girl visiting L.A., nervous about fitting in, her fears are immediately put to rest when she hears her favorite song on the radio.

Not exactly the same storyline of our country struggling to find and conquer a common enemy, but apparently many in the American public need only to spot the words “party” and “U.S.A” together in order to spark their sense of pride. The slew of comments include remarks like “USA! USA!” and “Playing this because Osama is dead. Proud to be an American!”. Check out the string of comments for yourself Americans chose a different route here.

While I don’t fully understand the choice of this particular song, I think it’s great that a silly Pop song can unite Americans and allow a place for celebrations of togetherness and commemorations for lost loved ones. Dare I say way to go Miley? I guess Pop music really can save the world….one terrible overproduced beat at a time.


9 Responses to “Americans turn to Miley Cirus for Osama Bin Ladin’s Death Anthem”

  1. Lisa in Berlin Says:

    You’ve got to be kidding me. So not only are we pretending that war is a sports competition, that taking out one guy solves all the world’s problems and somehow validates the United States as the world’s superpower, and that executing a criminal without trial is our right because the USA is morally superior to the rest of the world …now let’s also dress up a teenage girl like a prostitute and rally around her song like this whole thing is a giant party. Please don’t tell me that I’m the only person who finds that completely disturbing! Please bring Manolo back to this blog.

  2. ChaChaheels Says:

    I’m another one who thinks this is a sign of idiocy, not unity. Lisa in Berlin, you’re definitely not alone and plenty of Americans are just as appalled by the whole “USA! USA!” hate chant that some have taken up to “celebrate” the death of OBL.

    The amount of destruction, waste of lives, devastation to the environment, decimation of the civil rights of Americans and civilians all over the middle east and the USA will not be “compensated” by killing Bin Laden. America is morally and fiscally bankrupt because of these wars, and the whole world knows it–woo hoo, party in the USA, right?

  3. Kate B. Says:

    Ugh, ugh, ugh! I completely agree with Lisa in Berlin, especially the part about bringing the Manolo back.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Lighten up, folks. If one can’t take at least some pleasure in the death of the man directly responsible for the “war on terror,” and someone who declared war on the US not once, but twice, not to mention causing the deaths of thousands of innocent lives, you’re not normal.

    And to think that “USA! USA!” is some kind of “hate chant”?



  5. The Accidental Tangoiste Says:

    It’s awfully hard for me to distinguish between Americans cheering bin Laden’s death and Arabs cheering the attack on the Trade Centers. Some relief that a man who wrought so much suffering in the world (not just in America) can no longer hurt anyone seems to me to be one thing; gloating over a human death seems like another. And just as the images of people cheering the WTC attacks fueled anti-Muslim/anti-Arab sentiment in America, the images of people celebrating bin Laden’s death are not likely to help our country’s image in the wider world. Both only increase the amount of hate going around in this poor old world.

    So, no, Jack, I will not lighten up. Sorry, Tricia Marie, but count another one who found this post to be in disappointingly poor taste.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Tangoiste, people who can’t distinguish that difference scare the hell out of me. And frankly, speaking only for myself, of course, I couldn’t care less what other countries think about us. That’s soooo yesterday, if you know what I mean. In fact, the only time other countries ever presume to care about us is when they need our help in disposing of a genocidal tyrant, or in helicoptering/shipping in supplies and assistance when there’s a disaster, famine, etc.

    So Tricia, I found your post to be just fine. Keep up the good work!


  7. The Accidental Tangoiste Says:

    >That’s soooo yesterday, if you know what I mean.

    No, sorry, Jack, I really do not know what you mean. Ta-ta!

  8. Anonymous Says:

    It means that after listening to other countries ungratefully carp and complain about the USA for years, either when we choose to do something or when we choose not to do something (i.e., we just can’t win), the vast majority of Americans really don’t give a pig’s hoot anymore what other countries say or think about about us. I know I don’t. We’ve gotten past caring. We’ve moved on. We just don’t care anymore.

    Of course, there will always be folks like you, too, probably. Folks who apparently need the approval of others. But you’re the exception today, Tangoiste, not the rule.


    PS: When the UN sits countries like Syria(!) and Libya(!) on their “Human Rights” Council, to almost zero protest from the rest of the world, most Americans instinctively realize just how out of whack that world has become.

  9. Dani Says:

    I’m with Jack on this. And I would be willing to bet that The Manolo is, too.

    In fact, I was kind of surprised that we Americans still had it in us to call evil by its name and celebrate its demise. I myself am uncomfortable feeling that way because I don’t believe in capital punishment. But if my fellow Americans want to party on, I get it.

    (Although I have to admit I wasn’t at all aware that there was any kind of theme song to this event).

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