The last time Miley Cyrus attended the VMA Awards she surprised audiences and viewers alike for her raunchy performance with the infamous Robin Thicke.
This year Cyrus took the VMAs to the next level, giving a young homeless man the opportunity to accept her Video Of The Year Award and raise concern for the large majority of the homeless residing in Los Angeles California.
After winning the award for her music video, “Wrecking Ball”, the 21-year-old gave up the right to her acceptance speech to a very sharp young man.
“My name is Jesse and I am accepting this award on behalf of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth in the United States who are starving, lost and scared for their lives right now. I know this because I am one of these people,” Cyrus’ date to the VMAs stated.
The young man continued, informing the audience of his difficult past and raising awareness for the homeless youth in America.
“All over this city I’ve cleaned your hotel rooms. I’ve been an extra in your movies. I’ve been an extra in life. Though I may have been invisible to you on the streets, I have a lot of the same dreams that brought you here tonight.”
“Los Angeles, entertainment capitol, has the largest percentage of homeless youth in America. The music industry will make over $7 billion this year and outside these doors are 54,000 who have no place to call home. If you want to make a powerful change in the world right now, please join us by going to Miley‘s Facebook page. A dream you dream alone is only a dream, but a dream you dream together is reality.”
Throughout Jesse’s speech, Cyrus couldn’t help but to hold back tears, later giving the man a standing ovation for his heartfelt and courageous words.
While Miley is known for seeking attention from the world through her outrageous performances, this recent stunt allowed another side of Miley to shine.
The twerk fanatic most definitely left the 2014 VMAs with more fans and respect than ever before.