Miley Cyrus made an impressive turn for altruism when at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, instead of accepting the honor on her own, she had Jesse, a member of L.A.’s homeless shelter My Friend’s Place share a brief note about times as a film extra, housekeeper employee, and everyday trials as a homeless man in a big city.
It was a cool effort from Cyrus who in the eyes of the media was labeled, and honestly sometimes proven to be an attention seeker, but on one of the most famous annual shows, we finally we saw glimpses of a maturing young woman helping others and sharing the importance of charity work with her fans. (You can do so through Cyrus’ Facebook page for more info).
Back in 1973, the great actor Marlon Brando achieved what Cyrus did by having a young Native American woman accept his Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in 1972’s The Godfather. In the ’70s, there was a Native American revival in which members of this community sought to anew and celebrate the legacy of their ancestors and the real founders of America. It was a controversial move, but highly affective since it aired live on television.
Watch the clip below: