Miley Cyrus twerked on Santa, shows off new ‘bobbed’ hair: trashy or cute?

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To no one’s surprise Miley Cyrus grinded her booty against Santa’s crotch at Friday night’s Jingle Ball. We made an editorial decision to not show the video of the performance because it’s slightly NSFW. The act arrives with backup dancer thong intact. If you’re interested, you can see it here. What do you think of Bad Santa? The guy inside the costume is Cheyne Thomas, Miley’s BFF/assistant/enabler. Miley twerked a little bit on him, and she sang into a candy-cane microphone. I was really distracted by her furry Chanel handbag. Why did she wear that thing other than to emphasize her white trash and Chanel style motto? The bag was too big and kept flopping around and getting in the way of her “dancing.” I guess I should just be happy it was blocking the general view of her hairless crotch area.

Speaking of hair, Miley showed off a new ‘do on Saturday night and duly Instagrammed a photo:

Miley Cyrus

You can see a better picture of the bob here. I think there’s a fair chance that this is mostly Miley’s real hair when brushed down. Those may be clip-on bangs, but I think her hair is grown out enough for this bob style. I’m not loving it.

In other Miley-related news, Rashida Jones is attempting to explain her Twitter rant from a few months ago where she asked young female celebrities to “stop acting like wh-res.” I agreed with Rashida’s general sentiment — women shouldn’t have to strip to be successful — but I didn’t appreciate her use of the word “wh-re” as a descriptor. Using that word invites accusations of “slut shaming,” and there’s no hope for a coherent conversation once that happens. Here’s Rashida’s new column for Glamour:

This fall I was hanging out with my sisters, catching up on pop-culture stuff. We watched some music videos, looked at a few Instagram accounts, and checked out blogs. And amid the usual duck-lipped selfies and staged paparazzi photos, a theme emerged: Stripper poles, G-strings, boobs, and a lot of tongue action were all now normal accessories for mainstream pop stars. Across the board the Instamessage seemed to be: “You know you want to have sex with me. Here, take a look at lots of parts of my body.”

That was at the end of October, a month that had already brought us the Miley Cyrus cross-continental twerk-a-thon and Nicki Minaj’s Halloween pasties. With the addition of Rihanna writhing on a pole in her “Pour It Up” video, and Lady Gaga’s butt-crack cover art for the song that goes “Do what you want with my body,” I was just done. I’d had enough.

I don’t know when the pornification of pop stars became so extreme, but as Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” video played in the background–naked fantasy women bouncing around and licking things–I realized that the lines were not really blurry at all. They were clear. A new era had arrived.

Let me say up front: I am not a prude. I love sex; I am comfortable with my sexuality. Hell, I’ve even posed in my underwear. I also grew up on a healthy balance of sexuality in pop stars. Yes, we had Madonna testing the boundaries of appropriateness, but then we also had Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Cyndi Lauper, women who played with sexuality but didn’t make it their calling card. And for every 2 Live Crew “Me So H-rny” video girl, there was Susanna Hoffs singing tenderly about her eternal flame.

Twenty years later, all the images seem homogenous. Every star interprets “sexy” the same way: lots of skin, lots of licking of teeth, lots of bending over. I find this oddly…boring. Can’t I just like a song without having to take an ultrasound tour of some pop star’s privates?

[From Glamour]

I agree that Gaga’s butt-crack single cover was disgusting. I didn’t need that mental image at all. I think all of these ladies have a right to express their sexuality, but that seems like all they’re doing these days. Miley sure has enjoyed the attention, but this won’t do much for her career in the long run. Gaga’s act is clearly wearing thin as well.

So is Rashida right about every pop star using profanity and sexuality to sell their wares? Even squeaky clean Selena Gomez dropped an F bomb at the Jingle Ball show over the weekend. Oh well. At this point, I’m actually starting to appreciate my daughter’s addiction to Taylor Swift’s music.

Here’s Miley on the Jingle Bell red carpet before the Santa twerk. She’s wearing Calvin Klein and looks almost classy!

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus

Photos courtesy of Miley Cyrus on Twitter & Instagram & WENN

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  1. eliza says:

    I hate the pointed nail craze that is going on. It looks ridiculous, not edgy.

    That Santa has a creep factor of about 1000 and are we not bored yet with this twerking b.s. ? Can’t wait for that to join the Cat Daddy as a thing of the past.

  2. Secret Squirrel says:

    The dress is meh
    The hair is meh
    The girl is meh

  3. Jacqueline says:

    What in the world could be in your purse when you can’t even put it down for a performance? Miley and The Queen of England are on drugs! And Lohan can’t possibly be an addict cause she can parry without a purse. Or at least she can until she steals your purse to see if there are drugs in it.

  4. Cristina says:

    Trashy for the Jingle Ball performance look. Kinda cute but not 100% cute for the wig bob hairstyle.

    Really dislike her skimpy red outfit for the performance with drunk “Bad Santa”. Does no favors for her body. And that giant Chanel bag….horrendous.

  5. We Are All Made of Stars says:

    I like her short hair the best. It gives some edge and variation to her little round chipmunk face. I seriously hope the bob is fake, temporary, or doesn’t look that bad in real life.

    As for the trashiness of pop stars, they are a novelty product and so the pendulum always seems to swing back the other way. Maybe we will move away from the dance-infused pop world to something more alternative, or a real singer/songwriter will come to the forefront once again. Shock only shocks for so long, and then the public tires out and goes looking for the next big thing.

  6. Dani2 says:

    The new bob is pretty “meh”. It’s funny cuz about two weeks ago, Rihanna was sporting a bob pretty similar in shape to that one. Miley really seems to take cues from the Rihanna “how-to” book. Lame.

  7. janie says:

    I’m so sick of seeing this gal in all her glory. I think something is wrong with her mentally. It’s not cute, edgy, sexy or anything else! It’s pure trash… period.

  8. Lark says:

    There’s a point to be made about hyper-sexualization, but using super gendered words like wh*re is not okay. There are ways to make a point about that sort of thing, be it style of dress or someone’s behavior, without resorting to that language and I never understood why people did that…especially because there is no real equivalent for men.

    Anyway, I can’t believe it but Miley does sound decent live. Selena was a complete joke, that was hilarious. It’s not that she dropped the F word, it’s that she had a hissy fit and stomped off the stage……I was hoping you would do a post on the mini-catfight between Ariana Grande and Selena….

    • Leila In Wunderland says:

      I agree with you. We can definitely talk about things like the unequal sexualization in the media (and some of the seedy things behind it) without slut-shaming, victim-blaming, or implying that women need to be modest.

      I thought people took Ariana Grande’s words out of proportion, though. It didn’t have to be a jab at Selena Gomez.

  9. M.A.F. says:

    I’m starting to associate Chanel w/trashy because of her. But at least the bob looked good.

  10. Gabriella says:

    I don’t even care enough to even bother saying anything positive or negative about this girl anymore. Now I’m just… meh.

  11. Hateonit. says:

    I guess no one heard the song she was singing at jingle ball? Yeahhhh it was all about sex and trying new things because of course…she’s just sooo edgy and grown doing this y’all -_- anyways. Her act is getting boring. Oh she’s got new “hair” big deal. I was surprised that I do actually like that song she was singing at jingle ball….it’s catchy. I still don’t like her though…and I wish she’d stop showing her crotch. It’s disturbing.

  12. Kiddo says:

    It seems like she’s devolved into a one trick pony.

  13. Patricia says:

    THIS is a bob. What Chelsea, Reese, and JenA have going on is NOT a bob. I have no idea why, but it makes me crazy when people keep referring to shoulder-length haircuts as bobs. Sorry. I need to relax!

    Do your thing while you can, Miley. Goodness knows even the youngins will be over it soon enough…

  14. GIRLFACE says:

    Every time I see this girl I wonder how it’s possible for a 21 year old or whatever, in 2013, to look like a 30 year old ‘Friends’ extra in 1997. She is the weirdest anachronistic combo of all the worst of the 90s and all the worst of now and she is somehow a living inception of the Internet. It is damn weird.

  15. Dani says:

    Rashida is right. Even using the term ‘whore’ was pretty accurate. What is a 20 year old doing with her life if all it amounts to is horrible singing and dancing like she’s the lead at a sleezy strip club? Pathetic.

    • Leila In Wunderland says:

      Interesting how the puritans of society can’t allow women to dance however they want and do whatever they please with their physical appearance without screaming the word ‘whore’. If only such bigots knew the full, pancultural meanings and ramifications of the word ‘whore’. Then maybe these people would stop using it? Especially women,

  16. Lynn says:

    Bad Santa was so gross! I am glad she did not pay to much attention to him on stage. Ilove the song Get it Right so I was excited to she her sing it live. The over sized Chanel bag was clearly getting in the way. Lol
    I did not mind her outfit for the show. She is sticking to her typical “show style”. Over all the Santa grossed me out so bad I can’t move past it. Her vocals were fine. Not a mind blowing performance. But at least she wasn’t lip syncing.

  17. lilian says:

    The thing with Selena Gomez dropping the F Bomb. Well she’s human and let’s face it, we have all said and done something at an inapropriate time in Frustration. I don’t think Selena is a good singer but u can hardly put her in the same class as Miley, Gaga or Rihanna. There are women in Pop music or music in General that are awesome n can sing and make really good music. They were around before the Miley’s and the Gaga’s and they will be around after (P!NK).

  18. Very Beeery Berytaas says:

    Is nothing sacred? Panface needs a lump of coal in her stocking.

  19. GIRLFACE says:

    Don’t talk about her stocking too much or she just might show it to you, the more you talk about it the closer Terry Richardson gets to her with a camera.

  20. eehljee says:

    She is so disgusting, the show was disgusting and everything in it was disgusting.

  21. CMMSA says:

    Does she seriously think that new hairstyle is cute? Makes her look like the love child of a crack whore and a clown.

  22. Leila In Wunderland says:

    I read Rashida’s entire letter. Even though her initial tweet was clearly whorephobic and slut-shaming, she offered a sincere apology for it, and I respect her for that. Most people, even liberals, atheists, and agnostics, don’t do that when called on their slut-shaming. They make excuses for their bigotry, or see it as ok. I’m sure many of us are familiar with that ;)

    But I agreed with most of what her letter said and found it thought provoking. it’s an almost (almost! except for one minor, barely noticeable part) perfect example of expressing one’s opinions and concerns about sexualization without engaging in slut-shaming. As far as options for female pop stars go, not all female singers have a super-sexual image. Adele, Janelle Monae, Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, Carrie Underwood, Ariana Grande, and Kelly Clarkson are some of the many who don’t. Pink and Christina Aguilera take the sexual image on and off when they want to, and both have been clear about their reasons why. Miley does have a super sexual image right now, and there is one concern that I have about that, but she has also been open about all three of the reasons behind her image. There’s Lady Gaga and Rihanna. And then there are female artists who are somewhere in between. As a feminist I definitely don’t want female artists to feel the need to put on a super sexual image that they don’t actually want in order to succeed, and also as a feminist, I want female artists to feel free to openly reject modesty, rebel against that concept, dance however they want, do whatever they want with their own physical appearance, and have sexuality in their music videos that they want to. Down with sexual purity.

    By the way, I like the black top and skirt. I would actually wear that.

  23. aquarius64 says:

    And people wonder why she didn’t receive a Grammy nomination this year. The spin is Bangerz came out after the cut off date for consideration (9/30) but We Can’t Stop and Wrecking Ball came out before that. Why aren’t they up for Song of the Year? You can flaunt your “sexuality” all you want, but if people see that’s all you bring to the table you won’t be taken seriously.

    • Leila In Wunderland says:

      And yet Rihanna and many other pop stars with overtly sexual images have won and been nominated for many awards. I have noticed that Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, and Miley Cyrush have no grammys though. Did those two get nominated this year?

      • aquarius64 says:

        Lovato & Gomez didn’t get nominated due to lack of talent like Cyrus but the Twerk Jerk’s sexual ratchetness makes it more pronounced. Rihanna managed to strike a balance. Miley shows that’s all there is to her and won’t give anything else.

  24. St says:

    I’m too bored with Miley to even read about her new stuff. It’s always kind of the same. That twerking that already is too old. Then it’s eyebrows, now hair. Miley is too predictable and boring now. That is position she put herself in. She has to out top herself every time. But there is nothing there left that can shock people.