Miley Cyrus’ tour prompts parental outrage as unsold tickets flood the market

Miley Cyrus

For those of us who have kept up with the Miley Cyrus gossip cycle, it is not surprising to see Miley twerking it up in a thong on her Bangerz tour. Not in the slightest. I can’t believe every parent doesn’t know about Miley’s antics. Her VMA stunt queen act was widely covered on every news network from the local channels to Fox News. Miley made that dumb statement about the tour being educational for kids, but that was a last ditch effort to put booties in seats.

Parents should know better than to tote their kiddies to Miley’s show no matter what. Well some people are still shocked. They’re sticking around long enough to see Miley “strumming the banjo” and then promptly walking out of venues. They’re demanding their money back. Supposedly future arenas are threatening to cancel the shows? This won’t fly, but here’s the story anyway:

Miley Cyrus kicked of her Bangerz tour in Vancouver on Friday and well, people aren’t happy. Okay, that might be an understatement…

TheFIX has exclusively learnt her management has been flooded with complaints saying the wild star has gone “too far” with her sexually explicit performance.

Want a refresh? She twerked, suggestively rode a hot dog (as you do), appeared to be pleasuring herself and wore a leotard with what suspiciously looked like cannabis prints. Side eye, Miley…side eye.

Our source revealed, “Miley’s management have been flooded with complaints, mainly from parents, since her tour began last week in Canada with calls for the entire tour to be axed.

“Her team, including management, record label execs and the entire tour staff including the director, costume department and choreographers – have been called for an emergency meeting as arenas across the US threaten to pull out of the show.”

Our music insider claims one parent contacted record bosses at Interscope, Miley’s label, and said they walked out of the show, saying they would not subject their nine-year-old to a “pr0n show.”

The Bangerz show, which will tour the world, does not have a rating guide and children of all ages, as long as they are with a parent, are able to attend.

But after the revelations from her opening show, many parents are selling their tickets or demanding refunds. Just check out eBay, its drowning in Miley tickets.

As a result, her management are deriving an emergency plan to tone down the performance! What…no dancing suggestively with a foam hand?!

“The problem is Miley loves to shock so she decided to take it to the extreme for her Bangerz tour but this time she may have taken it too far,” adds the source.

[From MSN's Fix]

So much drama, but what else would you expect from Miley? Both Rolling Stone and Lainey enjoyed the musical aspects of the show and said Miley’s vocals were excellent. Of course Miley has to be “controversial,” and she’s making money no matter what. Live Nation made the mistake of guaranteeing $500k per night while on tour. Forbes says all of the stunt queening hasn’t stopped tickets from selling for below faceprice in many cities. Miley isn’t filling arenas by any stretch.

This week’s issue of Star says Miley is trying to score a role in this December’s NBC live broadcast of Peter Pan. Miley really thinks she has what it takes to be Tinkerbell. Well, she’s got the hair for it, but I’m pretty sure NBC doesn’t want a crotch-grabbing Tink on their dime.

Here’s the new cover for Miley’s “Adore You” remix. Of course she’s topless. I cropped the rack, but you can see more on her Twitter page.

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Miley Cyrus

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Photos courtesy of WENN, RCA & Miley Cyrus on Twitter

 

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  1. Lucy2 says:

    What did people expect? Her stupid antics have been everywhere, how could anyone expect this to be a kid friendly show?
    I hope she is seeing that shock value and attention don’t equal success.

    • Paige says:

      This is a calculated move by Larry Rudolph….
      What would be better than real parents shock at how ‘outrageous’ and ‘rebellious’ she is….still looking for that ‘urban’ street cred.
      This is just the next step in their master plan.
      hope they all lose their shirt on this tour, (except miley, I hope she finds hers).

      • JaDeRu says:

        Agree 100% Paige. There’s no such thing as “bad” publicity.

      • Vee says:

        I have little sympathy for parents who thought this would be a wholesome show. That’s just stupid.
        Miley has the right to put on any kind of show she wants. People have a right not to purchase tickets.

      • Kiddo says:

        You know, I really wonder how true that is though. I mean, none of this has motivated me to go buy tickets. It might be that more young kids will want to go. Usually when you tell someone they can’t do something, it inspires the opposite as forbidden fruit. But adults can already attend if they wanted to. We’ve basically already seen what’s what, so it’s not like, whoa, moms don’t like this for kids, I gotta check it out. It’s the same with the Kardashians. Every day they manage to get themselves into rag mags, but it still doesn’t necessarily equate into more viewers. I still don’t/won’t watch the show.

      • grabbyhands says:

        I’m inclined to agree-reinforces the “edgy” image and potentially draws back ticket holders that weren’t going to pay the original outrageous ticket prices. Of course, Miley is the poster child for the phrase “why buy the cow when you get the milk for free” in that everyone has already seen her shtick on the VMA’s and there has been a flood of pictures and videos from her concerts already-it’s not like people are missing anything.

      • decorative item says:

        Maybe, but her entire fan base is young girls and she hasn’t really crossed over to an adult fan base yet. And, I doubt she will, it’s just not cool for a seventeen/eighteen year old to say they they “rock out” to Miley.

      • Kiddo says:

        @grabbyhands, yeah, but it also gets word out that 9 year olds with pissed off mommies will be at the same concert. I’m not sure how that translates as edgy.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I don’t think it was intentional all. It costs way too much to put on a show. If she’s playing large venues, and has a lot of big production elements, it’s going to cost a lot of money to produce regardless if anyone sees it. They needed to get asses in seats. If they don’t they are losing big, big money. Selling for less than face value on the secondary market is a bad thing.

        I think their plan actually failed. I think the plan was for her antics to drive away the kids and lure young adults. She tried to disassociate her from her younger audience. But that didn’t work, as the adults have not flooded to her shows and kids still kept coming.

      • qtpi says:

        I still don’t understand who her target audience is though!! What people are buying these tickets?

      • Delorb says:

        @grabbyhands says, “it’s not like people are missing anything. ”

        At this point, she’ll have to take the thong off to get any attention, which is why all her clowning will have been wasted.

      • Hakura says:

        @Paige“hope they all lose their shirt on this tour, (except miley, I hope she finds hers).”

        Personally, I’d much rather she found her pants… Lately she’s really taken the self molestation (a page from Rihanna’s playbook) to the extreme. Almost every pic I see has her either fondling herself, or one of her backup performers (The worst of which being the little people, one woman in particular if I’m not mistaken, who gets felt up at random all the time).

    • Mario_Fatale says:

      I am actually thinking the same thing, what the hell were they expecting when they went to the concert, I cant even empathize with them regarding the refunds, In-fact I freaken hope they don’t get their money back, cause I mean who doesn’t know Miley?! Idiots ….

      Okey, I’m done ranting lol

      • Zigggy says:

        Agreed- no sympathy here!! I’d sooner let my kids see Marilyn Manson, lol.

      • Nina W says:

        I disagree, these are probably people who bought tickets for her shows in the past and enjoyed her work. Miley chose to take this radical departure from her old persona but she also completely abandoned her fan base. She’s a fool, this schtick was old before she put it on tour and she’s become a joke and none of that is good for her career. Attention does not equal ticket sales and if her nonsense doesn’t fill arenas, it’s a giant fail.

      • Christin says:

        Attention does not equal ticket sales — THIS! I think there are several singers that don’t understand this simple concept. They would rather be attention-seeking tabloid fixtures than actually hone their talent.

    • Wren says:

      No kidding, right? How does anyone NOT know about her current shtick? If I had kids I’d at least plug the performer’s name into the Google to see what they’re going to be offering at a concert. That is, if I lived under a rock and somehow managed not to see the VMA images and clips posted almost literally everywhere in the media.

      • Zwella Ingrid says:

        Yes, not feeling the sympathy for the parents in this situation. Concerts tend to be dicey to begin with. I don’t know of a single entertainer I will feel comfortable taking a 9 year old to see without some advance investigation in to what to expect, and even then…It’s just ridiculous. It really makes this seem like a publicity ploy on Miley’s part. I’m having trouble believing parents would take their kids.

    • Dommy Dearest says:

      Honestly if a parent decided to take their kid to her concert after all the shit she’s pulled, they deserve to not be able to sell those tickets. Take that loss and next time pay closer attention and don’t feed into lies that the event won’t be a porn circus.

    • grabbyhands says:

      @kiddo-not so much edgy for the 9 year olds, but edgy for the audience she is desperately trying to court now, which is definitely not the Hannah Montana crowd. They’re not going to care if someone’s parents are pissed or not. Having said that, if this is in fact genuine, if you take your nine year old to a Miley concert expecting anything other than this mess, you’re a f**king idiot. :)

      • Kiddo says:

        What I meant was, I’m not into going to shows with little kids in attendance. (unless you are doing something kid specific for the nieces and nephews) When you hear that there are followers who are a bunch of little kids, it doesn’t sound edgy…for adults.

    • Belle Epoch says:

      Miley really believes she is “all that” – she needs a HUGE reality check. She’s dumb, she is not original, she can’t dance, she can’t sing onstage to save her life, plus eating thongs and masturbating don’t really add up to great entertainment. I hope NO ONE goes to her shows and she learns some humility. Not expecting her to learn anything.

    • Delorb says:

      It sounds like made up outrage to sell tickets. “come see the show that is so outrageous that people are complaining!” Boring. This same move to the dark side and back again was done by Brittany and Xtina. Wake me when its over.

  2. QQ says:

    Hahahahhahahahahahhahahahahahahahah there is Nothing But Glee

  3. LadyMTL says:

    I’m no Miley apologist but if parents were bringing their young kids to her show and expected it to be anything other than raunchy and twerk-tastic, they were deluding themselves. She buried Hannah Montana a long time ago.

    • Sabrina says:

      Totally agree. I don’t see how any parent cannot know about Miley’s antics unless they’ve been living under a rock for the past year.

    • Yeah, that’s what I’m not getting. My mom does not read gossip, she doesn’t listen to the new pop artists…and even she saw Miley at the VMA’s. She would not expect Miley’s show to be anything but what it was. So why are these parents, whose kids probably follow Miley’s career with interest (seriously, my 14 year old sister said that Miley wrote ‘Wrecking Ball’ because she was SO sad over Liam, and that they’re getting back together soon)–so they know. All the parents have to do is go on youtube and see wtf Miley’s doing.

      And maybe Miley had an off day, but I saw a clip of the concert where she was giving the President Clinton look alike head….she was singing Party in the USA. She was f-cking AWFUL. There are no words to describe how bad it was. It wasn’t a ‘oh, her voice is tired, she has a cold, she’s had ten shows this week’…it was BAD. And people were cheering. If it was me, I’d be back at the ticket booth wanting my money back.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Same here, VC. My mother is 83 and she knows who Miley is and of course, repulsed. If you’re a parent, I think it’s your responsibility to know a little bit about the “artists” your kids are listening to, and in this case, I’m not sure how you could avoid it.

        Is Miley’s audience still comprised of mostly 12 year old girls? That will be problematic for her.

      • Aisha says:

        Yeah, I feel like I must be hearing something completely different when people say she’s an amazing singer… Like that’s the standard for amazing singer now? Adele is an amazing singer, Miley sounds like someone you’d hear at karaoke night at the local pub and I’d still think it was a stretch to call her amazing in that setting. I feel like an a$$hole saying this, but the Jolene clip everyone says proves how talented she is does not sound good AND it had been auto-tuned (it’s not really live!), especially when you compare it to Dolly’s version.

      • Nina W says:

        I agree Aisha, I’ve never been impressed by her singing at all.

      • Christin says:

        Her singing has never impressed me, either. The Jolene clip that people mention is only slightly better than her other material, but pales in comparison to Dolly’s original.

        I think she believes because Dolly is her godmother and her Daddy was a one-hit wonder, that she is destined for eternal stardom. I think she’s had one parent in particular who feeds those delusions.

    • Erinn says:

      It’s the same as the parents that bitch about what was in the movie their kids watched. It’s up to you to do the research, not for the singers, or actors to babysit your kids. You can’t not look into something, and then complain when it’s offensive and you’ve allowed your kids to go to it.

      Nothing about Miley is marketed to the little girl crowd anymore. She’s not on Hannah Montana, she’s not putting out tween crush pop songs. She’s moved on from that.

    • Mario_Fatale says:

      Agreed! However I don’t sympathize with a parent that did!

    • Artemis says:

      Agree.

      Her ticket were priced so high because they were riding on the wave of publicity post-VMA. People who bought her tickets, bought them for a specific reason. Members of ONTD said that there were a lot of 20+ yo people but also quite a lot of parents with their children! Why? Are they stupid or really oblivious? The parents should know better in this case. Cyrus didn’t hide her agenda at all, it’s not a ‘surprise bitch’ move!

      Although I must say, her management was stupid to believe the shock tactics would work in the long term. MC doesn’t have the discography to back up such a tour and some songs on Bangerz were a dud. Also, we’ll see if she can sustain this new fanbase with her next album. At least Gaga could sustain it for 5+ years before she began slipping with her ott image, not sure if MC can if she’s already slipping. Gags was selling out stadiums at this point!

  4. whipmyhair says:

    Thank you for the blurring and cropping! If only you would do the same for her tongue. I know you got complaints about censorship or something similar but everyday time I see her tongue I get the urge to brush my teeth, tongue and then drink as much water as possible!

  5. Penny says:

    If you’re stupid enough to take your young children to see Miley, that’s on you. Who are these idiots who take their tweens to see people like Rihanna, Gaga and Miley and then get pissed when the show is exactly as advertised? You can watch their past performances on Youtube, there’s no excuses for not knowing exactly what you’re getting.

    It’s like taking your kids to a slasher film and then being outraged that that the film contains scenes of people being killed.

  6. Frida_K says:

    I read on some other site that a fan threw a pair of thong underwear on stage and Miley picked the garment up and put it in her MOUTH. There were even pictures of this revolting act.

    Who on earth does this kind of thing?

    And now that she has, what else is there to say about Miley Cyrus?

  7. Clever hand says:

    Recently a charming southern woman who had to be 60 was making conversation with me in the dr’s waiting room and she opened with “what d’you think of that Miley?” I damn sure thought everyone knew.

  8. Hautie says:

    Sadly, I doubt Miley ever stops this whole “sexually aggressive/showing her hoo-ha” every chance she gets.

    Just like Madonna before her… they both labor under the illusion/delusions that they are cutting edge. That they are just being their “truth full” self. And everyone is jealous!!!!! Haters!!!!
    :)

    All I have ever seen, when Madonna is out there flashing her lady bits… is DADDY ISSUES.

    The same with Miley. And all the flashing of your hoo-ha and the overly sexually aggressive behavior, never fills that hole up.

    Yet, those parents know what is up. Stop harping and clasping your pearls.

    Geez, Miley started this whole angry sex act, the year she dry hump that stripper pole… was it the Nickelodeon awards?

    The more the public and her “people” outrage over it. The more aggressive Miley will get.

    Just like Madonna.

    I am waiting for when Miley does her take on Madonna’s “Sex Book”. Does anyone recall that phase of Madonna? Where she was determine to get naked at any cost? And still does at the age of 55.

    Ugh.

    • Eleonor says:

      I think there’s a HUGE difference between Madonna and Miley: Madonna has tons of solid hit songs (live to tell remains one of my favourite ballad), amazing videos, and she is still capable to put on an hell of a show.
      Miley is not even near to that.

      • Dutch says:

        Madonna was never an act geared strictly toward the under 12 set either although her popularity drew a lot of people into her orbit. Miley has “grown up” faster than her core fan base and there are thousands of unsold tickets (and those demanded to be refunded) to show for it.

    • Wren says:

      It’s really almost boring in predictability. I’m not going to speculate as to why all of this is happening, but there’s nothing new under the sun and with Miley it’s rather painfully obvious.

      Cannabis printed leotard? My, you don’t say. Overtly sexual gestures? How shocking! Yes, yes, you’re very hardcore. Can I go now? *yawn*

      • TheOneandOnlyOnly says:

        Agreed wren this is so calculated it drives me up the wall when I hear talk show noodleheads describe chipmunk as “controversial” calculated to sell yes that’s about it; Camillia Paglia had an article in a fall 2013 issue of Time about miley’s antics and far from being “edgy” her point was the musical bankruptcy of pop music as it pertains to chipmunk’s calculated stunts.

    • homegrrrrl says:

      I’d agree that Madonna’s audience was the edgy gay and or 30ish woman set when in the coffee table book phase. She had top dance hits and was dressed by Jean Paul Gaultier, so her “art” was more couture that what Miley’s is right now. So it’s not a fair comparison, because Madonna was also experimenting with being gay after her blowout with Sean Penn. It seemed Madonna had a bit more real appeal and substance, than Miley who could compare to maybe, the “like a virgin” writhing on stage antics. Madonna went past that, while Miley could be stuck.

    • Nina W says:

      Miley wishes she had Madonna’s talent and success. You’re comparing pop apples to pop not even a fruit, what the hell is that pathetic display? I was never a Madonna fan, never will be, but she has more talent in her arthritic pinkie than Miley, even with that horrific cheerleader outfit.

  9. Siddhi says:

    She is disgusting. Also, she makes crap music. I’ve got nothing more on this chick.

  10. Kiddo says:

    Filed under:

    #parentswholiveunderrocks
    or
    #parentsdumbasrocks

    How old are these kids that they are taking? Little kids, tweens, teens, anyone know?

  11. blue marie says:

    Unless you live in a “pineapple under the sea” you know what Miley’s about, so I think they should be S-O-L on getting their money back.

  12. Tracy says:

    Miley is nasty but it is not like she tried to hide it.

  13. BeckyR says:

    MIley should just do musical porn…I think it suits her.

  14. Samantha25 says:

    I feel no sympathy for the parents. How in the world could they believe they were taking their kids to a Hannah Montana concert? Miley hasn’t been Hannah in a long time, especially the last year. I don’t know tickets on Ebay and other selling sites indicates bad ticket sales. Even Beyonce and Taylor Swift had thousands of tickets up for resale. It depends on how much they are being sold for.

  15. Sol says:

    The ironic thing is that Miley acts soooo wild and im so cool but still her target is the kids that were hannah montana fans, no matter how she tries to escape from that . Twenty somethings and adults that love and appreciate good music don’t get even close to her shows!!

  16. Latelena14 says:

    Miley has not tried to hide what’s on her show. Why would any parent be surprised when she delivers on tour exactly what she advertised? This is so Madonna in the early nineties.

    • Nina W says:

      No it’s not, Madonna filled seats, Madonna was a “thing”, people went to her concerts, were excited by her music, became loyal fans. Miley is a bad knock-off of a stale routine. The buzz is not about her originality or her cutting-edge provocativeness but about her designed to shock bad performances and over all weak effort. We can easily see she is ripping off Madonna but that doesn’t mean she’s successful at it or having the same impact.

  17. Lilacflowers says:

    Who buys tickets to bring their children to concerts without doing some basic research first? Buyer Beware applies.

  18. Brandi says:

    I am surprised there are any parents who would take their kids to this. She’s been doing these things for a while now. I have a 6 yr old and 7 yr old. I don’t show her videos to my girls(obviously) or talk about her. If we hear Wrecking Ball on the radio that’s all the Miley they get. I do think that is a beautiful song. Shame she thought she had to get naked for the video.

  19. Lark says:

    I doubt this….I read a review of her concert and the journalist said the crowd was full of people in their late teens/early 20s. My guess is this may be a “PR” leak by Larry to make her seem more scandalous.

  20. OriginallyBlue says:

    These parents are not too bright, but I guess they were thinking that the concert wouldn’t be that raunchy. I mean why is Miley basically masturbating on a stage? She could just perform without all the extra crap, but then again it wouldn’t get her any attention.

  21. JudyK says:

    Miley is pathetic, and her repulsive antics reek of desperation.

  22. Skins says:

    I just can’t believe that somebody thought that she could sell out arenas. Average singer at best, no dance moves at all. Mildly talented and that is about it.

  23. grabbyhands says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    No, but srsly-put a trigger warning on that first picture, won’t you?

  24. hateonit. says:

    okay. so we’ve got angry, dumb parents. who take their very adorably naive or so much child to go see the ever so “raunchy” new Miley Cyrus. who cares. the kids didn’t drive themselves. I have no clue who her fan base would be I’m guessing it’s teen because my cousin said and I quote ” Miley? that’s my bitch.” yeah, no birthday card for her this year lol but none of this is new Miley has been doing this overly sexual thing for a while. everyone does it. I’m not defending her in any way because she annoys me to no end and she’s disgustingly not attractive but who’s shocked right now? not me. not anyone. she isn’t fun, classy or talented. she is now a laughingstock but…that’s about it.

  25. Marigold says:

    Vocals were excellent? Score one for subjectivity…

  26. babythestarsshinebrite says:

    Miley’s team needs a reality check…the people interested in Miley are young people. So if parents are purchasing the tickets don’t piss them off. I hope the tour stays the same so that these parents will stop buying tickets and then maybe after her tour fails Miley will go away for awhile.

  27. dorothy says:

    Instead of relying on her vocals and music she leaned towards the shocking antics. It was shocking and made news for a while, now it’s it’s just gross and vulgar. It’s not news anymore, it’s just a cheaper form of porn.

  28. eman says:

    Who would do such acts ?? She is not in her right mind. No matter how slutty or edgy she is, the way she acts on stage is just so weird and unreal. I think she is a controlled puppet when performing. If ur not drunk, there is no way anyone would act like that. She is medicated or under control with multiple personalities.

  29. Mango says:

    I read Lainey’s review. I get that she liked the show but not that she thought the vocals were great. She said a couple of songs were solid, some notes were shitty, overall better than Katy Perry. None of that equates to vocal excellence for me, more like not every song was as excruciating as you might expect!

  30. Peppa says:

    Someone needs to tell Miley that Tinkerbell is literally played by a beam of light in the stage version of Peter Pan. More than likely, she wants the role of Peter Pan. She has the hair for it. I know Lainey said in her review that the audience was mostly adults, but what adults are going to see Miley Cyrus? I know some girls in their late teens and early twenties who like her (and by some, I mean three), but I can’t imagine people over 25 flocking to see her concert.

  31. kimzimstrick says:

    Miley is a performer she does push the line quite a bit BUT behind the scene shes a nice girl. In Tacoma I had the pleasure of doing some decorations for her show and a lot of what I saw shocked me the one thing that shocked me the most was Miley. Shes was very polite, funny and dressed normal as in covered up completely opposite to what you would expect. We all know Miley is about the shock and awe and any parent who takes their child to one of her shows after know how she performs they have no one to blame but themselves not Miley.

  32. Jayna says:

    I don’t get these parents. She is in her 20s. Her persona has been sexual and to shock this album era, so come on. And the reviews of it I’ve seen haven’t even said it’s too over the top and most everything tongue-in-cheek

    Lada Gaga back during the Monster Ball talked about Big Dicks a lot and other raunchy stuff, F this and F that, and sung a song about taking a ride on someone’s disco stick and a song about pleasuring yourself, on and on. Look in her audience at that concert, lots of young girls and guys, but some parents with tweens.

    Madonna during the Blond Ambition tour simulated masturbation and I would imagine there were lots of teens in there.

    I grew up going to rock concerts and talk about raunchy.

    Give me a break. Don’t take your kids to someone like this when you know what to expect. Take them to acts still under the Disney umbrella or known to be PG.

  33. gg says:

    Way too juvenile for any adult, way too adult for any juvenile, drug references and an album called Bangerz. That really should have tipped parents off about bringing their kiddies to see this show.

    At least Gaga has a large adult gay following. Nobody can save this chick.

    • Katija says:

      Ehhhhhhh… you’d be surprised. A lot of gays find her really tedious. Britney and Beyonce are still universally adored by gays because they’re so effortlessly appealing – a lot of gays I know really dislike Lady Gaga and Pink because they understand that they’re being pandered to. It’s a condescending schtick.

  34. LeLe25 says:

    500k a show?? No matter what?! If so, I doubt she cares if people were showing up or not. LiveNation is so stupid; they should have put a clause in where they could cancel the shows if they were losing money.

    • Jarredsgirl says:

      Yup, when you consider the kind of money she is bringing in, it’s easy to see why nobody in her circle cares about her welfare. She is probably being told to do “anything” as long as the money keeps coming in. 500k per night is outrageous! Can you imagine making that kind of money? You wouldn’t have a care in the world. Easy to see why miley acts this way.

  35. IceQueen says:

    Well people saw enough on MTV for free in their homes, why should they pay big money to see it all over again?

  36. Katija says:

    Cannot deal with entitled parents these days. WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?! Back in the day there was a mom at my school who sent a school-wide letter after she took her son to a Marilyn Manson concert and was SHOCKED and APPALLED that her precious baby was subjected to such shocking subject matter. She felt the need to “warn” other parents. I remember my parents reading the letter with the best “is this b crazy?!” face. They’re super out of touch and even THEY understood basically who Marilyn Manson was and that nothing she witnessed should have been a giant shocker.

  37. Mark Dreher says:

    Yes, it is not a “little kiddies show”.
    And this ain’t Nickelodeon, either.

    How surprising.

    She left Nickelodeon, years ago, my dears.

  38. GIRLFACE says:

    GROSS. She needs to clean it up. Her and Shia Lebouf should just hook up and get married.

  39. Leila in wunderland says:

    Well her tour does come with a parental advisory, so people know what they were getting into.

    I have to say that I don’t like her as much as I used too. She’s boring me. I mean, I get that right now she wants to be an ‘edgy’, shocking, sexual rebel, and I even get the reasons why she wants to do it, but it’s like right now that’s the only thing she’s allowing herself to be as an artist, and she’s not even doing it in a way that I would find cool and appealing and badass (others have.) She will have to get tired of this schtick eventually.

    On the bright side, by going for this image, she has made it so that people will no longer slut-shame her for normal stuff. What I mean by that is that people used to scream slut/whore/bad role model/etc. at her for the littlest things- wearing a red carpet gown that showed cleavage, (even if everything else was covered) jogging in a t-shirt with a visible bikini, wearing short shorts that fully covered her butt cheeks, wearing one-piece leotards/bathing suits on stage (not the kind that show your crotch), public displays of affection with her boyfriend, and even Party in the U.S.A. Now those things would be okay with people, and when she wants to tone down her image those things will seem ‘classy to people.’

    I know a lot of people are like, “What makes her think being wild and in -your-face sexual makes her an edgy rebel?” But I think that if people had just left her alone while she was doing those relatively tame things, she wouldn’t feel that all this makes her such an edgy rebel. The more people shamed her over the years, the more ‘in your face’ she got. So if people don’t want females from my generation to think that this is the way to be a rebel, then our culture needs to become less puritanical.

    I think she looks pretty in this picture with the dark hair and the pale skin.

  40. Monroe says:

    HAHAHAHAHA FAIL Miley, Fail!

  41. aquarius64 says:

    One, the parents who bought the tickets should have done the due diligence to know what kind of show Miley puts on. If they can’t get a refund or unload those tickets that’s their fault.

    As for PR stunt – if it was one it backfired. The team, tour and record label realized the Twerk Jerk went too far and it hurt profits. This reaction also tells a different story – Miley has not won over a significant number of adults to fill arenas with her “musical stylings”, she still needs the Hannah Montana set to put butts in the seats. I’m beginning to think that’s why they inked that $500,000 paycheck for Miley – they knew she couldn’t deliver the goods. She’ll still rely on her “edgy” image to draw grown-ups to her concert – but even adults have limits. Now stories are going out she’s drinking a beer during her concert (ooo, so hardcore!) It’s a step up from chewing dirty draws during the act; but hey, she’s got to start somewhere.

  42. Jane says:

    I agree parents shouldn’t be taking their kids to see her, but obviously some of them are not paying as much attention as they should to what she has been up to. But, Miley has to also take responsibility for her “product”. If she is so desperate to put her Hannah Montana behind her by doing porn gestures and dressing like a ho on stage, then she needs to woman up and promote her show as for adults only.

    A mature, responsible woman (she wants everyone to know she has grown up) would have made sure the concerts were rated and not leave it her management. But, she didn’t and she knows those kids are in the audience and she knows her concerts are not rated, so what does that make her? It is rather disturbing knowing that she knows the kids are there but she doesn’t care as long as make a buck.

    • Leila in wunderland says:

      Actually a mature, socially responsible woman doesn’t go around calling women hoes to police her clothing choices. Also, her tour came with a parental advisory, so that should have been enough of a hint for parents.

      • Jane says:

        This mature, social responsible woman says when you dress like a ho, then you might be called a ho, whether you agree with it or not. How can I be policing her clothing? You have to have some authority to do that, which I obviously don’t have nor do I want. But, I will express my opinion when she puts herself out there for everyone to see. Sorry you don’t like my choice of words, but sometimes the truth hurts.

        As for the parental advisory, that is better than nothing and I don’t excuse those parents who ignore it. But, Miley is working very, very hard to leave that demographic behind. She has hit the ground running doing an act she knows is inappropriate for her original audience. Promoting the show as adults only is a stronger message and more in line with what she wants anyway. But, that would cut ticket sales and she ain’t gonna do that.

  43. ScoobieDooo says:

    I would not pay money to see such a mediocre performer.

  44. Mena says:

    She is weird to me because she seems to want an older audience but then tells parents to bring kids to her show for an educational experience. She doesn’t rate her show either. Yes, parents should research before taking their kids to any concert but there’s no denying that Miley isn’t yet sure who her target audience is. Hence her addressing parents at all.

  45. JFS61 says:

    The fact that Rolling Stone likes the musical portion of her show shows just how far that once great rag has fallen.

  46. cali says:

    I am a lurker and, today I have a comment:
    I agree with most comments made her but, I have one not mentioned so here it is:

    When Miley is on the hood of this car, insinuating masturbation etc….she stopped for a second to introduce her ‘ma and pa’ in the audience who sat about 2 rows away from the stage.
    I understand Miley is an adult by now but, for her parents sitting in the audience and lending their support by being there – there is something strange.
    Being a parent of three – although older – I would never sit there in the audience feeling embarrassed or even humiliated by my own daughter and, her vulgar, slutty behavior. Why are they not setting an example and, walk out? Or not even being there? What is wrong with these people? Surely, they must know that her behavior is not acceptable?
    Something is just very off within that family! A father and mother together with the rest of her sibling watching Miley masturbate among other nasty things? I’m shocked about their actions as well as Miley’s.
    Then again – I’m old school and, never seen my children acting like Miley – although none of them is in show business. If they were – I would smack them upside down their head if they behaved like Miley – no matter how old!
    Sorry for the long rant!

  47. Kosmos says:

    I’m soooo over Miley, I don’t know why she is so relevant. Her talent is really minimal, really!!! Is this why she has to be so over sexualized? Because she really can’t bring in people on her talent alone…..I’m not a parent, but I’m totally with the parents who are boycotting these shows….Miley needs to be taken down. It didn’t work the first time. People just said, Awwww, she’s just trying to be herself…..but hey, if being yourself means holding your crotch onstage and creating an over sexualized show for young kids everywhere, then this is going way too far….someone should stop it.