Miley Cyrus’ VMA act angers parent associations, who want MTV punished: srsly?

Wiz Khalifa

The current Miley Cyrus VMA controversy isn’t over by a long shot. By now, we’ve all seen several instant replays of Miley twerking it up against Robin Thicke’s groin like a pitchy stripper while rumors of fallout continue to circle. Seriously though, it will all blow over, and just in case anyone wondered whether Miley’s little act at the VMAs has caused the music industry to take her less seriously, here she is posing with Wiz Khalifa yesterday. Miley will be fine. Better than fine. Her stunt helped her meet her attention-grabbing goals, and she certainly isn’t done yet.

As a side note, some gossip blogs are quoting a story about how Miley has denied being on drugs during the VMAs and how she only wanted people to think she was high. The tale further quotes Miley as saying, “Did people really think I was seriously twerking on Robin Thicke. Eww, he’s like 36 or something that’s totally gross.” This story is false and comes from a parody blog, so as funny as it is (even with a follow-up story abut how Robin’s “achy, breaky heart” will never recover), it isn’t worth taking seriously.

What is true? Well Page Six claims that Miley skipped her VMA afterparty that she was supposed to host with Pharrell and gross Terry Richardson in favor of getting straight to work. Miley is doing a basketball-themed music video for Mike WiLL Made It’s “23”. Instagram photos from the set show Miley sitting atop a basketball hoop in a tight, Jordan-emblazoned oufit. This is the song where Miley is supposed to “rap” in the background.

Miley Cyrus

This basketball hoop perch seems a bit dangerous, no?

Miley Cyrus

Now back to the ongoing VMA discussion. Miley’s still receiving a lot of criticism, and even her good friend Kelly Osbourne is telling her to stop sticking out her “f—ing tongue,” which seems a little bit harsh coming from a girl whose father made millions from this album cover. Support is also still trickling in Miley’s direction in the form of former Mousketeer Justin Timberlake, who thinks Miley’s performance was cool: “I just think it’s the VMAs. It’s not like she did it at the Grammys. Let her do her thing, you know? I actually thought all the bears were really cool.” Oh, and remember how Billy Ray supposedly tweeted his aquiescience to Miley’s performance? Well, he that tweet didn’t mean what we think it meant. Billy Ray was actually tweeting his support not for Miley but for Syria. Also, he serves on the board of the Parents Television Counsel, which is all riled up at MTV now because of Miley:

MTV ruffled quite a few feathers with the 2013 edition of the VMAs, which elicited a host of sarcastic fan tweets and a hilarious freeze-frame of Will Smith’s family gazing in horror at Lady Gaga. But the network is also facing more serious criticism from the Parents Television Council, a non-profit organization that battles explicit TV programming. Oddly, the father of chief offender Miley Cyrus, singer-songwriter Billy Ray, serves on the council’s advisory board.

The council took issue with the network for branding the show with a TV-14 rating, which suggests the content is appropriate for viewers as young as 14. While also criticizing the network for airing condom ads, the PTC focused their attack on Miley Cyrus’ controversial performance. Wearing a flesh-colored bikini, Cyrus romped across the stage, mining sex acts and engaging in the suggestive dance known as “twerking” with stage partner Robin Thicke.

Dan Isett, a PTC spokesman, spoke out in a press release. “This much is absolutely clear: MTV marketed adults-only material to children while falsely manipulating the content rating to make parents think the content was safe for their children,” he said. “MTV continues to sexually exploit young women by promoting acts that incorporate ‘twerking’ in a nude-colored bikini. How is this image of former child star Miley Cyrus appropriate for 14-year-olds?”

Last night, the elder Cyrus tweeted, “Thanking God for so many blessings tonight. Continue to pray for world peace. More love . . . less hate.” The New York Times theorized that the tweet might have been a response to the media backlash, but Cyrus has cleared up the confusion in a follow-up tweet: “FYI “Love Not Hate” Late last night I was watching devastating news out of Syria,” he wrote. “Chemical weapons used on innocent children is unacceptable!”

[From Rolling Stone]

Seriously, parents are really riled up about Miley grinding on a cable show performance that aired after 8pm in every time zone? I don’t understand that at all. Miley’s act wasn’t any more risque than what pop stars have done for generations — what stands out is the fact that Miley was trying so hard to be sexy that she forgot why she was there. She could have pulled off the act if she had demonstrated some actual singing talent, but she was pretty much screeching instead.

Anyway, MTV isn’t the only offender here. My 12-year-old daughter used to love “Hannah Montana,” and I didn’t let her watch the live production of the VMAs (because … it’s the VMAs), but on Monday evening, I figured she should probably see Miley’s display of grossness while I was sitting there because she was bound to see it eventually. To my dismay, she sort of shrugged her shoulders and said, “Momma, I saw this on the [local] news while you were cooking spaghetti.” (Yes, that disturbed me because news channels are airing this stuff without discrimination during the dinner hour, which is ridic.) She also asked what was wrong with Miley, and I told her, “Miley just wants attention,” and my daughter thought that was sad.

As for Billy Ray, he still insists to ET Online that “[Miley’s] still my little girl and I’m still her Dad regardless how this circus we call show business plays out. I love her unconditionally and that will never change.” Aww, he’s a dad, and he’s torn. It’s nice to not see him pulling a Jon Voight here in regard to his daughter, but we know that Billy Ray definitely has some reservations, and Miley has put him in an awkward position.

To add insult to non-injury, semi-noted feminist scholar Camille Paglia has weighed in on Miley’s performance by saying that the problem wasn’t Miley’s scantily-clad behavior at all, but that “[T]he real scandal was how atrocious Cyrus’ performance was in artistic terms. She was clumsy, flat-footed and cringingly unsexy, an effect heightened by her manic grin.” And that, my friends, is the most accurate thing that Camille has said in years.

Miley Cyrus

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  1. BooBooLaRue says:

    Seriously? Punish Miley by not buying her crap.

    • Bijlee says:

      Or stop talking about this!!! Seriously PTC it was the VMAs, she did it on purpose, move on. If you make it to be a big deal then your kids will DEFINITELY want to see it and do all the associated silliness. Move on ya’ll, we will survive if you don’t get your knickers in a twist.

      Usually I don’t care, but this morning at the bookstore I heard the sales lady talking about Miley Cyrus while she was stacking books. Look I’m fine with what Miley wants to do on the internet, I don’t give a sh-t. I end up in places she’s mentioned so not a big deal. But the minute that I inadvertently start hearing her name in some random conversation, Imma lose it. Ignore her and her antics. Please stop talking about it! It was an embarrassing performance, nuff said. Let us do her a favor and forget it happened.

      • Bluebear says:

        First, if you think that Celebitchy is the only site writing about this, you’re very naive. If you google the terms “Miley Cyrus VMA” you get 583,000,000 hits. If you can’t read that high, that is five hundred and eighty three MILLION hits. This kid made some waves. Reporting on it is exactly what sites like this do; they report on pop culture gossip and news. If you don’t like that, what the heck are you doing on this site?

        ” I don’t give a sh-t. I end up in places she’s mentioned so not a big deal. But the minute that I inadvertently start hearing her name in some random conversation, Imma lose it.” You’re gonna lose it? Sounds like you need to chill out more than anyone else on this site. Honestly, calm down. If you stumble across someone discussing the largest television event of Sunday evening, and consequently the most talked about performance of that event, you should be able to cool your jets and not lose your head. This is in fact news.

        At least you didn’t throw in some random guilt trip about how we should all be talking about “real” news like wars and soldiers dying for Miley’s right to twerk like a moron. Everyone needs a break from the big stuff, and this is just what that is; a chance to focus on something that isn’t that big of a deal.

        As for my personal opinion: I think the kid owes her future self an apology. She is going to really regret these antics when she is about 35 and has had the image of her humping a foam finger and rubbing her rear on a married father splashed on the big screen of every interview since she was 20.

        For all of those who are up in arms over the TV-14 rating, or wanting to punish MTV for her atrocious display of zero sexual appeal, what did you expect to see on MTV? Romper Room? Honestly, it is cable television, you PAY for it. It isn’t as though this is broadcast into every home unwillingly, you actually have chosen to bring that crap into your house. They can show anything they want on that channel. Kanye West almost always drunk and acting like a fool, Lady Gaga hardly wears pants in public let alone in a stage show meant to appall you, and Miley has a song about dancing while rolling on ecstasy and snorting coke in the bathroom. MTV has been promoting the heck out of the artist performing for weeks, so you can’t claim you were unaware. I suggest you not tune in next year.

      • Bijlee says:

        @Bluebear okay well first of all no naivety is not my forte. I’m definitely experienced in the ways of the internet, possibly more than you. And yes, bluebear, I understand what the numbers mean, which again does not diminish the point I was trying to make. They would not be that high if everyone just ignored it and didn’t make it the big deal it’s not. Most of my comment was directed at PTC for making this out to be such a big deal about how inappropriate it was. I wish they would drop it because if they don’t then we get to hear about it for months and that’s exactly what she wanted to begin with. Plus their complaints are slightly ridiculous.

        The answer to this question “If you don’t like that, what the heck are you doing on this site?” is what I already said: “I end up in places she’s mentioned so not a big deal.” Yes I realize it’s news… I’m just wondering why (and not in the whole Syria and Egypt are a bigger deal way so cool your jets on that) and I think it’s because I’m on this site is why I’m wondering. I’m honestly burnt out on her and feel like I’ve seen her too much everywhere, so yeah I’m a little annoyed that people in the “real” world are openly discussing how much she’s changed. Miley Cyrus was never something people talked about in everyday random conversations in my favorite bookstore before now.

        The fact that this performance is news is annoying because it’s so boring. She was awful, MTV allows it, MTV is not kid-friendly, let’s move on.

        I expected some stupid performance and that’s what I got. I’m just wondering how much can you say beyond it was a dumb performance.

        And again I said let’s forget it as a future favor to her. Because in a few years she will want to forget. I mean she probably wants to forget it happened now.

    • Tapioca says:

      Punish MTV by forcing them to play actual music videos 24 hours a day!

    • TigerLily says:

      Yes, seriously.
      Why was that moron on TV. What’s next? Porn at 9?

  2. The Original G says:

    Miley is no Ozzy.

    Her performance was a yawn unless you need to admire someone who will piss your parents off when they won’t give you the car.

    I think “twerk” is over.

    Every cloud has a silver lining.

    • Jen says:

      Twerking has been around a long time before Miley got a hold of it. Strippers have used twerking for their acts since they began. Also, black dancers have been doing twerking in their videos. It’s not like Miley invented it.

      • LadyRay says:

        +1 Seriously guys, Miley did NOT invent twerking. Trust me, black women around the world have been “twerking” for centuries. And she can’t even twerk, let’s be real.

      • Rosie says:

        Whatever Miley was doing wasnt twerking. And thats the problem, the whole performance was shit. The singing, the “twerking”, all of it.

      • The Original G says:

        I never said she invented it. I am saying she may have KILLED it as popular cultural expression.

    • *unf* Joan Jett says:

      “Miley is no Ozzy.”

      Truer words have never been spoken.

  3. Merritt says:

    Enough with the tongue already. This immature little girl needs to go away now.

  4. Fai says:

    I wonder what Liam has to say to all of this?

    • D says:

      That’s what I have been thinking as well. Their careers/personas seem to be such a contrast now.

      • magpie says:

        My take is that she was very in love, tried to go the rom-com route but that didn’t work, the relationship didn’t work out either so she went back into full fame-ho mode to get her pop career back. They have been dunzzo for months.

      • Karen says:

        My thought too, but Liam isn’t exactly Mr. Mature getting into fights all the time and not to mention his career is over once hunger games end. He bombed so badly in Paranoia that no studio will think he’s leading man material and didnt the hunger games studio give Jennifer L. A 10 million salary for part 2 and only gave him 2 million? Shows they know he’s not important,

  5. Andrew says:

    What do you parents expect? I really think a lot of them just didn’t realize how wild Miley had become until then, and now they’re shocked to see how ‘Hannah’ is acting…so I don’t necessarily blame them for being shocked about it, but they shouldn’t be letting their kids watch the VMAs

    • Andrew says:

      Oh and I think what parents should do is just pull the plug on it and ignore it. That will at least not support Miley, whereas complaining about it and trying to punish her will just fuel her. Just ignore adult entertainment and focus on your kids.

    • Kiddo says:

      I believe part of her antics are “acting out” in direct response to these Disney parents who want her to remain a chaste 11 year old. Get over it. Miley isn’t raising your kids. She doesn’t have an obligation to be what you want her to be for the sake of your children. If she destroys her fan base of 11 year olds by making a fool of herself, then that will be her own undoing.

      • blaize says:

        “I believe part of her antics and ‘acting out’ are a direct response to these Disney parents who want her to remain a chaste 11-year-old.”

        I completely agree. I think part of the reason for Miley’s rebellion (besides her desire to market herself as this edgy young artist) is the fact that she wants to send a message to certain people that she’ll wear whatever she wants, dance however she wants, do whatever she wants with her looks, and there’s nothing they can do about it.

    • BreeinSEA says:

      Lol! Also, what’s up with the rash on her neck and chest still?

    • BreeinSEA says:

      I commented in the wrong place. Oops

    • Tara says:

      True true but the council’s complaint lost me with its undercooked, reactionary wording. It used Cyrus performing in a flesh colored garment as an example of MTVs exploitation of women. Wha? And as far as them mentioning Hannah Montana do they realize she was a character? Dan Quayle called and wants his Murphy Brown slam back.
      Who says Miley has no talent? This crap is hilarious!

    • Nina W says:

      Their compliant is that it should not have been marketed as PG-14. MTV should not have claimed it was appropriate for 14 year olds and parents have every right to call them on that.

      • Tara says:

        I agree with the basis for the council’s admonition and the network should have been sanctioned for just that reason. But we learned in eighth grade debate class that extranneous arguments, though impassioned and likely to garner support, eventually undermine the foundation of your stance. I find it odd and hilarious that the council’s press prep team substituted the bulk of their legitimate anger at MTVs switch and bait scum tactics with vociferous outcry about the makeup/components of the debauchery. Who gave that press release the greenlight?

  6. ccinkissimmee says:

    Keep twerking Miley…all the way to the bank.

  7. HappyMom says:

    I said this yesterday-parents had NO business letting their kids watch this show if they’re concerned about what they’re going to be exposed to. I would never let my kids watch MTV. People seriously need to use their heads and take some personal responsibility. Pop culture (for the most part) and current music are not appropriate for kids.

    • megs283 says:

      Agreed. I can’t tell you how many times my parents told me a certain show or station was “not appropriate for children.” We weren’t allowed to watch MTV when I was younger. (I didn’t particularly WANT to watch it, but that’s not the point.)

      Parents need to parent…

      • Hakura says:

        @HappyMom & megs283 – Heh, I too am from the ‘old school’ of parents who didn’t let me watch Mtv. I could watch VH1, but they were convinced Mtv was evil. xD

    • V4Real says:

      MTV & VH1 are cable shows that you have to pay for. I can understand if it was done on Network stations such as NBC or ABC. Also there is something called parental control with every cable box. Parents should learn how to use it and they wouldn’t have to worry as much about inappropriate programming for kids. But there is always YouTube so no matter what they will constantly have to worry about what their kids are viewing.

    • doofus says:

      “People seriously need to use their heads and take some personal responsibility.”


      I am SO TIRED of parents expecting OTHER PEOPLE to parent their children and teach right from wrong. the TV is NOT A BABYSITTER. NEITHER IS THE COMPUTER/INTERNET.

      and yes, not only are there parental controls on TVs and set top boxes, there are also software programs you can use to block certain websites. sure, the kid may see the offending video or pic somewhere else, but at least the parent will have done almost all they can to restrict their kid’s viewing. I know parents that have simply disconnected the router so there’s no access when they’re not around. when they ARE around, they monitor what the kid is looking at by simply having the computer in a common area. yeah, the kids will sometimes find a way, but at least TRY to make it hard for him/her to do so.

      • Liv says:

        What’s with all the kids whose parents don’t look out for them? It’s not the kids fault. While I am against censorship I think children should be protected from violent and pornographic tv.

      • Bijlee says:

        …parental controls and software programs. LOL! I don’t think you guys know how the internet works. It’s very easy to get past those. VERY easy. For every software program that blocks my favorite website, there is some hack some way to get around it. Otherwise you get screwed too. There are a hundred avenues for it. Kids find a way and that doesn’t include the number of people whose homes they can go to and find this stuff anyways.

        Kids are learning this technology faster than we are because we have this nostalgia factor. We want to avoid the overload. They have no problem exploring it, coding, hacking, downloading, etc. Even the younger ones. My baby cousin bought three ipad apps because she figured out the password…she’s four! Now we have to make sure we don’t input the password in front of her.

        And honestly, I think it’s a good thing. Yeah they’ll be exposed to a ton of sh-t, but if you do your job as a parent right they’ll learn to navigate through that bs with integrity and some modicum of respect for people.

      • Bijlee says:

        I should add that I don’t disagree with their use. Definitely use them, but unfortunately there will be parents that will get annoyed about these things regardless. So it’s best to know that they aren’t paths that will absolutely prevent your child from every seeing anything bad.

      • V4Real says:

        @bijlee “parental controls and software programs. LOL! I don’t think you guys know how the internet works”

        That’s why I made the comment about there is always YouTube which under that comment most people would know that does mean the internet. Perhaps you don’t know how to read or construe simple comments.

      • Hakura says:

        @doofus – I think recently, especially in the last 5 years, the concept of ‘smart phones’ has struck a major blow to the sort of ‘control’ parents have over the content their children are exposed to.

        While there are probably programs for that the same as for the regular computer, most parents probably don’t even think about it. But as @Bijlee pointed out, there’s a boat-load of simple ways to get around such programs.

        I read a few stories about parents who change the router password every day, & have their kids do chores/ect in order to get the password & spend a certain amount of minutes online. But some smart phones don’t even *use* routers the same way computers do, so even such tactics as changing passwords/turning it off becomes obsolete.

      • doofus says:

        “It’s very easy to get past those. VERY easy.”

        yeah, which is why I mentioned DISCONNECTING AND REMOVING the router, and having the computer in a common area.

        add to that, take away the kids cell phone, laptop, tablet, whatever. take away the tools, not just the avenue to use them. same thing as putting ignition locks on cars so if you blow something over the limit, your car simply won’t start.

        “So it’s best to know that they aren’t paths that will absolutely prevent your child from every seeing anything bad.”

        which is why I ALSO mentioned that, while they may see the offending video or pic somewhere else outside of the parental control, at the very least you’ve put up SOME obstacles for the kids to not see it.

        ETA: to Hakura…yes, the cell phone is an issue, but how many kids pay for their own phone? very few. the parent paid for it, the parent can take it away, or deactivate it. Again, I understand that NOTHING is foolproof, but there ARE obstacles that can be put up. And if the parent “isn’t thinking about” the fact that a smartphone can access the internet, then they’re not very involved and deserve what they get.

      • Bijlee says:

        @V4Real Sorry you’re right, doofus does address that in her comment. It was condescending so I apologize for that. I was putting the experiences of parents I’ve talked to who seem to think these parental controls and software programs are infallible.

        I was talking more about how to get around those software programs and how kids these days know it well. I’m not gonna lie I’m impressed with that ability. I find it simultaneously fascinating and frightening.

        As an aside I feel like there should be just as much focus on how to conduct yourself on the internet too though. What your kids see, well yeah they are going to see a lot of bad stuff. But the things you’re kids say. THAT may actually want you to lie under a blanket and cry in a dark room for several hours.

        “disconnected the router so there’s no access when they’re not around”

        That seems excessive imo. But sorry. I was rude.

      • Hakura says:

        @doofus – “And if the parent “isn’t thinking about” the fact that a smartphone can access the internet, then they’re not very involved and deserve what they get.

        I know I was vague, but by saying ‘doesn’t think about it‘, I meant they don’t realize that there even *are* such blocking/security/programs for smart phones, as opposed to not realizing the phone can go online.

        The parent paid for it, the parent can take it away, or deactivate it.

        There wasn’t near as much technology when I was a teen, so my parents didn’t have near as much to worry about. (My 1st online experience (@12)- I was on dial up, on my dad’s ridiculously slow computer. I was already 18 by the time smart phones hit the scene).

        My parents have admitted that if I *was* a teen right now, they would be very torn about how to protect me online. Phones & texting have become such a big deal to kids, they would hate to completely take it (& all the positive aspects of smart phones) away from me entirely. I guess it just depends on the parent & child on an individual basis.

      • V4Real says:

        @bijlee I apologize if I came off rude as well.

        I also believe if parents want to monitor what their young ones are watching, along with disconnecting the router, snatching out the cable cord or putting the PC in a common area they should cut back the features on their phones. Parents can still get phones that are not equipped with internet access. Take back the responsibilty of rearing your own kids parents. Your child can have a phone but limited it to phone calls and texting only.

        My elderly neighbor has a phone that was given to her by her insurance CO for emergencies. That phone allows her to only make phone calls. Why can’t parents do that with their kids?

    • Debbie says:

      Totally agree! This is on parents and not MTV or Miley. Parent your own damn kid and don’t ask random networks or performers to. My mom made sure I didn’t watch anything she felt was inappropriate.

      Also really at this point in our lives is there a parent alive who didn’t grow up with the vma’s? They know what they are, they also no every year some artist tries to push it further to beat last years shocking moment and get all the focus. Can’t imagine what next year will bring but you know it will be something.

      So parents do your damn job and parent your kids if this stuff offends you or you just think you’re kid is to young.

    • Libby says:

      Agreed that parents shouldn’t let their kids watch the VMAs, but once it’s out there it’s available through other outlets. As a mom mentioned above, they’ve been showing clips of it on dinner-hour news shows, they’ve been putting pictures/links to it on general use websites like the AOL home page. People, including other kids, are talking about it. It will probably make the cover of a magazine or two next week. You can’t totally isolate your kid from this type of widespread media coverage.
      This applies to other upsetting news stories such as the latest kidnapping or shooting. To pretend that parents can lock out any bad news or inappropriate material 100% is unrealistic. We have to try, but it would be nice to get some assistance from these media outlets, too.

      • HappyMom says:

        I agree-you can’t shield them in a bubble. That said-seeing a picture of Miley twerking, or hearing about it is not the same as letting your kid sit there and watch the VMAs.

      • Libby says:

        My kid doesn’t watch MTV, but he’s already heard about the Miley stuff and because of it, he now knows there is a thing called “twerking” and has a general idea of what it involves. So thanks, Miley and MTV for putting that out there so that even parents & kids who don’t watch MTV can’t avoid it.

        Of course it’s better that he learned this in a conversation with me vs. seeing it firsthand, but to brush it off as something as simple as just not letting your kids watch it ignores that this sort of thing saturates the culture. This quest to do the next shocking thing, which Paglia so succinctly describes, has a widespread, corrosive effect well beyond the MTV viewership.And as silly a PTC is, they have a point in that this is marketed at kids – this is not some R-rated movie or adult programming (like, say HBO’s The Wire) that kids might stumble on.

  8. tx_mom says:

    ZOMG! I agree with Camille Paglia for once!

    My 12-year-old (who is a budding singer, performing in local children’s productions) watched Miley, facepalmed, and made the best comment I heard all day after watching the GaGa clip: “Oooookaaaay… so clearly they had time to rehearse and this was a major event. So where was Miley??”

    FWIW my kids want Miley to succeed in spite of all this and feel bad for her. They leap to point out that at least she hasn’t started spitting on her fans like young master Bieber.

  9. aquarius64 says:

    Nothing is going to happen to MTV because the FCC has no jurisdiction over a cable channel.

    BTW, it’s day 3 of Ratchet-gate. Where’s Liam the fiance’ and why is he not defending her publicly?

  10. Laurabb says:

    I’m just going to say that she looks pretty in the top photo…………..yep I will leave it at that.

  11. wonderwoman21 says:

    Uhm in what world is the VMAs a family show? Parents are just too lazy to parent their kids and monitor what they’re watching but then they want to have a fit when the tv babysitter shows their precious snowflakes something “bad”.

    Miley wishes that the worst part of her performance was overt sexuality; however, the worst part of her performance was just how bad it was. She looked like a total fool and it was cringe inducing to watch. Her facial expressions were ugly, over the top, and gross. Her dancing was awkward. The attempts at being sexy were completely unsexy. Her attempts at being shocking were completely predictable.

  12. TheOriginalWaffle says:

    “I don’t understand that at all. Miley’s act wasn’t any more risque than what pop stars have done for generations…” THANK YOU.

    The biggest problem is that the performance was only so-so. Needs to get her dance game on.

    • Chibichichai says:

      Was not even so so. It was like Britney’s Give Me More performance. They were both cringe worthy train wrecks for completely different reasons. Both however were utterly sad.

    • Jayna says:

      Well, she did rub his bulge several times with her foam finger. I’ve never seen a girl rubbing a man’s junk on there before. I’ve seen grabbing themselves and females being overtly sexual, sure.

    • Alarmjaguar says:

      See, this bums me out — this kind of over the top sexualization of women is ok if it is smooth and well-rehearsed…Miley’s problem is that she was awkward (and frankly, looked like she was having fun, but hey, that’s not sexy to the male gaze, or, apparently the female one, so none of that). I’m also bummed out that I’m coming down on Miley’s side…

  13. Frida_K says:

    The flabby, greasy, red-tipped tongue is not indicative of health. Ms. Cyrus should hie herself to an acupuncturist forthwith.

    And as to that liquid pancake butt? Cover it and get to the gym, stat. Squats and lunges, squats and lunges.

  14. Kcaia says:

    Good parenting. Anyways I see where the PTC is coming from about the rating, but sexualization in the media is out of parents’ control now, or at least as long as adults keep buying it, and we really just do need to discuss these things with our kids. They will still see it if they want no matter the rating.
    I also don’t think its fair for Miley to get so much criticism about the kids, but no one says anything about Robin Thickes Blurred Lines video, a song that appeals to youth, having a room full of naked women and a fully clothed married man. Its harder to explain and discuss that video than it is Miley performance.

    • Steph says:

      Agree with the pancake butt.i thought it would be nicer with all the Pilates she appears to do. I actually told my mom: ” if I had a choice of having Miley’s body or my own currently very curvaceous size 16 body, I would keep mine thank you very much. I can lose weight but nothing can fix that flabby ass.”

  15. Sixer says:

    I know it’s controversial, but I don’t censor what my kids watch (well, with some limits – I wouldn’t sit idly by while they called up pr0n on the PC, for example). I find they call bullsh!t better than most adults do. Far better they see this stuff in the open and hear the commentary on it from people they can trust (their parents).

  16. chloe says:

    I have to agree with Camilla, as I have said earlier, her singing was horrible and she has no dance moves, heck she doesn’t even have good stripper moves, the whole thing just seemed like a twenty year old acting out, I just found the whole thing embarrassing the tongue thing is not sexy. She looks good in the top picture.

  17. Mia 4S says:

    I’m with Paglia….I haven’t said that in a long time!

    The problem wasn’t the nature of it, the problem was she sucked!!! That’s what is being hidden by the controversy, she was lousey. Don’t boycott her for lack of class, boycott her for lack of talent!

  18. Thea says:

    I used to kind of like Miley, but lately she’s just to much! I miss the pretty her, but maybe that’s the last thing she want to be. I don’t think this is the typical “MTV-exploating women” either, the opposite perhaps. What would people say if Miley were a guy?

  19. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    These tongue pictures are to the eyes like nails are to a chalkboard and stick out like a sore thumb. Angelina’s leg was at least surrounded by elegant fabric, the tongue hanging flopping about alone is just too much.

  20. Nerd Alert says:

    Well, at least someone finally mentioned how awful the performance was (Paglia). Did nobody else notice how badly she sang that song? She was flat as hell.

    Also, Kelly Osbourne shouldn’t be required to defend her father’s antics, but there is a very good defense for them: Ozzy has the skilz to back it all up.

    • Debbie says:

      That has been my issue with this, not the grossness but the fact she didn’t back it up in her performance. Singers have done this crap forever but you just over look it and often think it’s amazing when the performance is backed with talent.

      Had she killed her song it would have just been another outrageous VMA performance. But she didn’t and frankly neither did gaga so now they just look like sad, pathetic fame seekers.

  21. logan says:

    Enough about Miley. I saw her performance (stunt) and thought it was wayyyy tooo much. But I see photo’s of Lady Gaga walking the streets in broad day light in front of children with all her bits hanging out and no one says a word. I see more of her a** than anyone should be subjected to. If a non celebrity walked around in their underwear like she does we would be paying some hefty fines. Same with Rihanna. Maybe Miley is just trying to keep up with her peers. I just wish they would all stop.

  22. dorothy says:

    I for one have decided not to watch the MVA anymore. If this is what they consider entertainment then I don’t want to see it, nor do I want my children to see it. MVA has sunk to a low that is beyond the gutter.

  23. blue marie says:

    agree with Paglia.. VMA’s have never been family friendly..

  24. Lulu86 says:

    So Liam Hemsworth is taking the Jay-Z approach which is silence. But seriously i am pretty sure he is humiliated. In their relationship he seems like the more mature ones, at their ages isn’t the girl was suppose to be years ahead in maturity?

    • Karen says:

      Liam gets into fights all the time and is aggressive with paps…..he’s not as mature as people think. Both of them are no prize pigs.

  25. GirlyGirl says:

    I think the people at MTV have been punished enough. We just get to see her on stage, imagine the poor execs having to pretend they think Miley is “cool and edgy” when inside they’re dying a slow death.

  26. janie says:

    Kelly Osbourne needs to keep her big mouth shut! WTF is she ” famous” for? Absolutely nothing.. she critiques clothes for a living! Miley was just plain awful, but she does have a background in showbiz & has paid her dues!

    • Evyn says:

      Kelly is always making snarky comments, but when people say things about her, she whines about them being bullies.

      • blaize says:

        Yep. And then her mommy jumps in and attacks the other star to defend her little brat, as was the case in both her feud with Christina Aguilera and in her feud with Lady Gaga.

        That’s the one reason why I dislike Kelly Osbourne. If you’re going to be a bitch to somebody first, you can’t play the victim when they’re a bitch to you right back.

    • OriginallyBlue says:

      I don’t know if it’s still the case, but Miley and Kelly were/are BFF’s.

      • notsoanonymous says:

        They apparently still are – When Kelly made the comment, she referenced that she loves Miley and they are best friends, but then said the tongue comment. Chances are if they are friends, Kelly has said it to her face before so saying it again publicly wasn’t a big deal.

  27. Jayna says:

    I know. Remember the year every other word was f’k from the acceptees of the awards or the presenters. It was a hot mess. This isn’t the first year stuff happens on this show. And the adult content of the jokes from the comics they’ve used to host or do part of it is not tween friendly. Anyone remember Chelsea Handler on there? I can’t believe parents all of a sudden are just finding this out. Why is no one mentioning Gaga’s ass. Poor Gaga doesn’t even get pulled into the controversy for being butt naked from the back. LOL What does a girl have to do?

  28. JudyK says:

    Can’t believe there is no censorship on MTV and that there are no standards for anything anymore. I’m no prude, but saying this is okay is beyond disturbing.

    Maybe next year, we can watch her masturbate in the nude and rub her bare hand over a naked man’s penis on stage and not be expected to be surprised.

    Justin Timberlake’s defense of her is INDEFENSIBLE, and I’ve lost all respect for him.

    No wonder there are so many screwed-up kids in our society. This is NOT ACCEPTABLE.

    • Jayna says:

      I think what people are saying the VMAs have been raunchy for years, and it is what it is. It’s not really tweens/very young teens. Although, in truth young teens have seen far more than this with such easy access to the internet and all the music videos, on and on. So it’s cable. They can do this. It’s up to parenting whether to allow your child of a certain age to watch it. From what I saw, most of the young teens on pop sites thought it was tacky and try-hardy, so rolled their eyes. It’s nothing they haven’t seen in some form in a movie rented, music videos, somewhere. Teens are watching violent movies with people beheaded and slashers killing people, horrible language on and on, and many parents see no problem with that. I’d be more worried about my child playing violent video games ad nauseum than this.

      • Original Me says:

        It’s all just bad, violent video games, violent movies, all of it. it’s just sad what people define as entertainment these days.

      • JudyK says:

        Jayna, I understand your point, but VMAs or not, this went too far, beyond anything done in the past, and there has to be a LINE somewhere.

        When my daughter was in highschool, she got in with a Goth/Vampire crowd. I was a divorced parent and had a high-pressure job as an Administrative Assistant to a President and a CEO. I remember searching for her in Tulsa at 3:00 a.m. before finally finding her at a Denny’s with a large group of the Goth/Vampire kids. I was the ONLY parent who gave a $hit or found it odd that their teenage child was out until 3:00 a.m. on a school night.

        She was taken home, and I was at work at 8:00 a.m. I’m sick of hearing excuses from lazy, care-nothing parents, who excuse everything and find anything acceptable because they don’t want to do their jobs as parents, and part of that job is voicing outrage that this rubbish is allowed on t.v.

    • Original Me says:

      I agree with you. I don’t agree with people who say “If you don’t like it, don’t watch it”. Yeah, but I don’t like kids seeing that crap on tv, and it’s being re-run all over the place. I guess there is no line of decency anymore.

  29. Jackson says:

    Lordy, lordy. Enough pearl-clutching already. She’s a 20 year old who wants to show how “sexxxy” she is and shed her Disney image. It was a crappy performance and had a full measure of skank to it but all this drama/fallout is ridiculous. Anyone who expected a different performance from MC 2013 was naive at best. Why has no one faulted MTV execs – who are probably middle-aged dudes – who decided having MC twerking around with a foam finger was a good idea? A whole bunch of people green-lighted this performance to just have all this drama fall on her. And I am in no way a MC fan or apologist or whatever – just way too much “slut-shaming” going on around this whole performance. And I’m with JT – I liked the bears and it’s the VMAs FFS.

    • Jane says:

      Jackson, nobody that I know, cept for these parents apparently, dislikes it because of the sex aspect. God, go on jez and buzzfeed. People just find it desperate and embarrassing, we aren’t all anti sexuality suddenly.

      • Jackson says:

        I’ve seen quite a bit of the coverage of it and it most definitely has a narrative of “how shocking” for reasons spanning the range from “racist” to “overly sexually explicit” to “MC has mental problems” and just about anything else people want to throw out there. Not once was I hearing on “mainstream” or cable media/news the narrative of “hey, if MC would have danced a little better and been on-key that would have been a great performance.” I am always baffled by the amount of hypocrisy I see on those kind of “news/discussion” shows and, yes, plenty of pearl-clutching was going on. I just think they are picking the way too easy target of MC and not looking a little further up the ladder if they want to delve into the issue beyond the surface.

  30. neelyo says:

    Shit it’s back! I was so glad to come to the site and not see The Tongue on the front page. 🙁

    And I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I agree with Paglia.

  31. lucy2 says:

    I don’t see how this was marketed at children. Miley’s been going down that path for some time, and is no longer a child performer. It was on a cable channel, and the VMAs have never been appropriate for children. Parents have a responsibility to know what their kids are watching.

    But you make a great point with the news and other media putting it out there everywhere.

    I’m glad more people are point out how bad the performance was. All the hyper suggestive tongue crap couldn’t hide how bad her singing and dancing was.

    • Anoni Mus says:

      No, it wasn’t overtly marketed at children and tweens, but Miley was Hannah Montana… you can’t expect kids, tweens or young girls who admired her to not be interested in what she’s up to.

      She brings with her a whole fan base for which she once was a role model, like it or not. But as usual, the performers don’t give a rat’s a** about their contribution to society and their shared responsability for what they put out there. It’s all about “my art” and “my expression”. And even if we want to shut them out, we have to hide under a rock to not be barraged from every side of the influence of today’s pop culture.

      • msw says:

        That’s why parents need to be involved. I feel like no one talks about the parents’ role in teaching their kids. I have said it before and I’ll say it again, just talk to them and use it as an opportunity to discuss behaviors you like and don’t like, and why, starting at a young age.

      • Nina W says:

        It’s an unfortunate side effect of our 24 hour news cycle we all get exposed to Miley’s sad performance whether we watched the MVA’s or not. It’s ridiculous to suggest parents can somehow protect their children from the daily wave of information being thrust at us all.

      • msw says:

        To be clear, my stance is not to censor these things from kids, but discuss it with them. Kids will see things, especially stuff that everyone is flapping their jaws about. Who should be responsible for discussing it with their kids? And do any parents really WANT their kids to have their opinions shaped by their peers and the media, rather than themselves?

  32. Jane says:

    Oh shit. NOBODY thinks it was cool but the dumb ass parents are going to make people like it just because they hate it so much. It always works that way.

  33. Original Me says:

    The only way the train wreck of MC will ever go away is if everyone stops re-running her grossness and stops talking about it. you better believe she will be back at the VMA’s next year with an even worse performance so they can get higher ratings and ad dollars. i’m just tired of all of the garbage on tv anyway. what passes for entertainment is a joke.

  34. Joeboe says:

    So many untalented people performing stupid acts on television…so little time.

  35. Crabcake says:

    What. For real? I only thought it was newsworthy because she sucked so bad at what she was trying to do. Is it still slutty and inappropriate when youre doing it wrong?

  36. Beth says:

    I want parents who let their kids watch MTV in the first place to be punished.

  37. BestJess says:

    They have a problem with a bit of consensual grinding but no problem with a repulsive song that perpetuates rape culture and talks about how a woman who is saying no really means yes and will be given something “big enough to tear your ass in two”?!?!

    They have a problem with Cyrus but not the singer who, when asked about the vile misogyny and degradation of his song states that is was a PLEASURE to degrade women because he’d always been so respectful up until then?!?!

    F THAT and f the misogynist wasteland that we live in.

    • judyjudy says:


      Drug use, rape culture…no big whoop. Girl trying to dance all sexy-like? The shame! The horror!

    • blaize says:

      Agree 100%. But sadly, people don’t really care because many are not even aware of the rape culture we live in, because they’ve normalized it.

    • Anoni Mus says:

      Agree with this. And I repeat, performers should share the responsibility of what they put out there.

      Yes, freedom of speech, bla bla bla I know. But doing something just because you can, doesn’t always mean you should. I wish today’s highest profile performers would just practice some restraint, get back to basics and stop catering to the pervasive mainstreaming of p0rn, violence and what have you.

      Sorry. Rant over.

      • BestJess says:

        I’m a free speech junkie, I think people should be allowed to record whatever music and lyrics they like, it just depresses the hell out of me that they find a huge audience.

    • Nina W says:

      You are offended by his lyrics but not by her performance? What about the woman who willingly gets up there to perform to that specific song in that ridiculous way? She gets a pass cause she has a vadge?

  38. cel says:

    Miley Cyrus seems to have been heading down the “nutty and slutty” spiral for years. This performance really doesn’t surprise me so much. I know Robin Thicke has weathered some heat for Blurred Lines but why do we hardly hear any mention of his role in this mess? He’s a 30-something year old man who is married.

    • BestJess says:

      Weathered some heat? He sings a song glorifying rape, being thrown into a pit of lava wouldn’t be enough heat as far as I’m concerned.

      Does anyone think for a second that a song about lynching black people would be acceptable on MTV? Or one that degraded disabled people? Of course not but misogyny is ALWAYS ok.

      • Sloane Wyatt says:

        @BestJess: “misogyny is ALWAYS ok” – so true and so sad. MTV is basically joining the cultural attitude that women are only entertaining or worthy of attention if they adopt stripper moves and mime sex acts. Yeah, POC stereotyped through a white lens is not a good look either.

        I’m sorry I watched Miley’s and Robin Thicke’s clip of casual, no big deal, degradation of women and POC perpetuation of rape culture, but I’m sure glad I don’t watch TV.

  39. MissNostalgia says:

    Considering that good taste, values and common decency are circling the toilet in this country, the parent group outrage is a wasted effort.

    • gefeylich says:

      They’re also attempting to shoot the messenger. Granted, a messenger who was complicit in this ultra-bad freakshow, but the messenger nonetheless.

      MTV can’t be held accountable when in the coming months Cyrus sticks her tongue out and grinds arrhythmically all over the land. The American public itself is going to have to put the kibosh on that by IGNORING HER COMPLETELY, causing her to slink back to whatever Southern primordial slime from which she and her family slithered.

  40. D says:

    “Get off my lawn!”-Me watching the VMAs. Miley just makes me feel really old..ugh..

  41. bettyrose says:

    I’m neithe a parent nor a prude but Miley needs to be reigned in. Her behavior has no message to it, and her performance reminded me of and SNL skit. As an MTV executive I’d remind her that we’re not selling comedy. Then, I’d remind Robin Thicke that we’re not selling a white boy pimp daddy image …no, wait, that’s totally MTV’s schtick. Carry on Robin.

  42. Claudia says:

    I was and continue to be one of her biggest critics regarding her VMA performance, but this is silly. And totally agree with the assessment of the lady you quoted at the end.

    Someone mentioned SNL and it made me think that they should do a skit where there are several people just minding their own business when lizard-tongue Miley is running around humping random things to get attention, with them continuing to ignore her.

    As for the Kelly Osbourne thing– how is that harsh? Miley needs to hear it!!! And if it comes from a friend, so much the better.

    • gg says:

      haha, perfect. That is exactly the way I viewed her atrocious performance. A whole lot of frantic, try-hard jumping about and waggling of tongue. A show of ADHD desperation.

    • Veeeeery Veerytas says:

      SNL once did a humping couple skit with Cheri Oteri. It came across as stupid and desperate.

  43. Stacia says:

    Little Girl Lost.

  44. Emily C. says:

    Of course they want the woman punished and not the man singing the rape anthem.

    • BestJess says:

      Yep, a woman rubbing her crotch is vile, disgusting, morally depraved and needs to be shouted down by all corners.

      A man who sings about rape? Nothing to see here.

      I’ve even seen some commentary that claimed Cyrus’ performance was tantamount to the sexual assault of Thicke. As if that wasn’t entirely rehearsed and he wasn’t at that exact moment chanting the rapists mantra of “I know you want it”

    • Vl says:

      Yes, makes perfect sense doesn’t it.

  45. Holden says:

    I think she’s an alien.

  46. Denise says:

    MTV. Miley’s performance was like their typical programming condensed into a few minutes. It’s just horniness for the sake of it with no redeeming qualities whatsoever, and music is peripheral.

  47. Leslie says:

    All I have to say is I’ll bet Liam regrets ever getting together with this girl. It’s obvious they’re no longer together, but I’d think he’d be ready to make a BIG public announcement right about now.

  48. Vl says:

    I have a 12 year old daughter, I would not have had an issue with her watching Miley’s performance.

    I wouldn’t because I didn’t let her watch Hannah Montana and idolize a character on a Disney-show. Quite simple.

    Thanks to Rihanna I’ve also had plenty of opportunity to explain that just because you like the music an artist puts out doesn’t mean that artist has to be a rolemodel, nor sane.

    If anything I take more issue with the lyrics to blurred lines.

    I’d like to add that the only comments my 12-year old has made about this has been in regards to it all being quite silly and that Teddy Bear Org. should probably go after PedoBear before Miley Cyrus for ruining Teddy Bears reputation.

  49. kim says:

    I’m over her performance. We all talked about it and agree miley is a punchline loser. parents need to realize that hannah montana is fictional and ended a a long time ago. Miley is not an artist but a famewhore.

  50. Evaline says:

    MTV rated this program for 14 y/o’s so yes, Miley’s faux masturbation using a huge foam finger, her tongue hanging out like Gene Simmon’s in 1980’s, and rubbing her skinny arse up against a married man was way out of line. Parental Controls on televisions can protect children from unwanted programs so MTV did indeed let down parents in this rating. They , and Miley, deserve a slap.

  51. msw says:

    Sigh. Maybe if parents wouldn’t be so damn lazy and actually talk to their children about stuff, they wouldn’t need to whine to MTV about it.

    Haven’t the VMA’s always been hyper sexualized? Duh. The entire pop industry is full of objectification and oversexualization. You reap what you sow.

    • Danskins says:

      +1…I’m so tired of hearing parents whine about a TV show doing what they’re supposed to do which is entertain your own kids without the use of TV aid/babysitter. Turn off the radio whenever “Blurred Lines” comes on. It’s not Robin Thicke’s job to do this.

      MTV is a pay-fee cable network just like Disney so stop letting your kids passively watch and take more control over their lives. And please also teach them that Hannah Montana is not a real person.

  52. boo says:

    I didn’t watch the VMA’s and neither did my 18 yo. When we got wind of what happened we saw a bit of it on some site, I forgot which. My daughter’s take was that her singing was terrible and she was stomping around like a toddler on red bull. So there you go, from the mouth of babes. I thought it was over the top but not terrible, the finger in the crotch area and her humping on it was so classy, yeah that was sarcastic.

  53. Lulu says:

    I just wish she would brush her tongue.

  54. OriginallyBlue says:

    I know I’m in the minority here, but I don’t find anything particularly “rapey” about Blurred Lines. It just sounds like a guy trying to convince a girl to cheat on her boyfriend with him. I think a lot of people thought the same until someone mentioned it and now that’s everyone’s comment about the song because that’s what you’re supposed to say. Like people should feel embarrassed for liking the song and there’s something wrong with you if you do like it.

    Also I don’t know what he’s supposed to be apologizing for about the performance. He came out, she followed him, danced around him and then rubbed the foam finger all over him. He honestly looked like he didn’t care and was just doing his performance. Was he supposed to push her away? Look disgusted with her? Walk off stage? The whole thing looked unrehearsed or if it was, Miley was got nervous or something and started to improvise and just did whatever she could think of.

    • Side-Eye says:

      Thank you for being the only one using sense regarding this issue OB.

    • BestJess says:

      Sorry but the singer HIMSELF said that he enjoyed the song because it was a chance to degrade women. BTW do you think the line about about tearing someone’s ass in 2 was just a friendly little come on, would that line work on you at a bar? Would you be OK with it being used on your daughter?

    • Danskins says:

      Thank you – I didn’t get a “rapey” or whatever vibe from it either. It’s simply a catchy song and society is not going to hell every time you hear it played somewhere FFS.

    • Nina W says:

      I just read the lyrics and this song is no “rape anthem”; I can’t believe anybody who reads the lyrics will interpret them as anti-woman or pro-sexual assault. I have listened to far more offensive lyrics in my time and people do no great service to the cause by making shit up over some dumb pop song.

  55. Relli says:

    Oh man Bedhead I was not going to click on this post because i so over this Miley’s “ruined innocence of children,” performance. BUT I too was surprised that local media picked up on it AND aired some of the footage without warning. While I admittedly hate-watched the “Lions Den,” and Dr. Drew discuss the immorality of it all, local news needs to stay out of celeb gossip.

    That said other than MK’s description of the performance as “desperate hillbilly lizard and plushie extravaganza,” I think I agree with Paglia’s remarks. It sort of reminded me of the 2007 performance Britney did at the VMAs when she was pudgy, out of step and had a tragic weave.

  56. Slim Charles says:

    I think the local news is worse than the VMA’s. It’s all about violence. Not for a 12-year-old.

  57. iheartjacksparrow says:

    It’s not true that the VMA’s were shown after 8:00 p.m. in every time zone. If you have DirecTV, like I do, you only get the East Coast feed of MTV, so I saw the show at 6:00 p.m. I was eating dinner while Miley was “performing.”

  58. Fan says:

    Where is Liam? What is he going to say about this?

  59. Cecilia says:

    I honestly think that we have to stop talking about her. She’s getting all the attention she seeks when we talk bad or good about her.
    Personaly, I don’t mind a girl that’s sexual, but she is so over the top that boards into stupidity and ridicule.

    • Nina W says:

      It’s not free, she’ll be paying for this for a long time. “There are certain shades of limelight that can ruin a girl’s complexion.”

  60. m79 says:

    The PTC are a bunch of extremist hypocrites. Getting upset condom advertisements are out there? Or that Miley was “pseudo-masturbating”? These are messages of safe sex. AIDS, HIV, and STD’s are still out there, and young people need to protect themselves. These parents are naive if they think Miley Cyrus is the worse thing their kids are exposed to on TV, online, or in their own daily lives. Parents deny the reality of the world their children live in and don’t give them the tools, while criticizing commercials and being absent at home. It is the VMAs, no stranger to controversy, what Miley is doing is something that has been done onstage countless times, and the VMAs airs at night time – music videos often heavily involve sex and suggestive themes. This is, again, nothing new, and has gone on for decades. America’s obsession with pseudo-puritanical hypocritical stances against nudity and sexuality are laughable and far behind our European counterparts. The PTC never complains about the violence, killings, or maimings every day on television, yet they freak about about a young WOMAN (not a child, not a teenager) being provocative. Frankly, it’s the PTC who need to grow up.

    • Hakura says:

      I did find the complaints about putting ‘condom advertisements’ during commercials to be absolutely ridiculous. What possible harm is there to advertise safe sex? Are the PTC afraid their kids will realize that you can have sex before marriage without automatically getting pregnant/STDS/dying? (No, seriously, an old friend of mine’s parents told her she’d get pregnant & possibly die.)

    • Bijlee says:

      “The PTC never complains about the violence, killings, or maimings every day on television,”

      That’s not true. Their violence complaints just don’t get enough attention. I remember they targeted The Walking Dead for having a TV-14 rating…they’re right about that. It should be rated TV-MA as should Breaking Bad. AMC rates their own shows I think. FX rates almost all their shows TV-MA and they have ALOT less violence than AMC shows. ALOT less.

      I think it’s a little telling that we get more up in arms about PTC’s reaction to the “sexy” stuff then pay attention to their studies on violence or what they say about the violence in the media. They tend to be way to dramatic about it though that’s for sure.

      But I watch a lot of kids shows and the violence is cartoon or minimal…or Japanese. The grown up shows here have a lot of violence. Kids should NOT be watching those.

      But yeah their annoyance with Miley Cyrus’s performance is over the top. They’re just giving her more attention.

    • Nina W says:

      The performance was not appropriate for 14 year olds and MTV deserves to be called out for it. The whole point of the rating system is to provide guidelines parents can trust. MTV crossed the line and Miley needs a time-out.

  61. LaurieH says:

    I get that the parent’s associations are pissed: pop stars are marketed to young kids and MTV slapped a TV-14 rating on the show knowing that Lady Gaga would be parading around in a couple of plastic seashells with her ass hanging out and that Miley was going to be foaming on her finger doing her Ode To Pedophilia act complete with kiddie pigtails, teddy bears and a married man 16 years her senior. Sure, it’s cable, but that stuff wouldn’t get a PG rating in the theaters, so it shouldn’t get one on TV either. That being said – there’s nothing they can do about it. This is today’s youth culture, debased to the lowest common denominator. It stops when they stop thinking it’s cool, edgy, dope or whatever else that makes them think it’s going to earn them anything but scorn, pity, side eyes and snickers behind their backs. I’m old, so I’ll probably be accused of “not getting it”. Oh, but I do get it. The satisfaction is in knowing that before they know it, the young people will be old too and saying the same thing: :::yawn:::: “been there, done that – you ain’t no groundbreaker.”

    • Nina W says:

      We were all 16 once but parents have to try to help their kids navigate through the nightmare of modern society and this nonsense does not help. We make people wear seat belts and helmets we can also ask them to warn us with a maturity rating when they feel the need to publicly degrade themselves on basic cable.

  62. boltuprite says:

    That tongue would make an ideal landing zone for my hot loveload. And thanks Miley, for making it easier for us old guys to nail young girls.

  63. TheWendyNerd says:

    Holy shit, did I just agree with Camille Paglia?

  64. Hakura says:

    To me, the issue wasn’t the ‘quality’ of her performance *alone*… More like the fact that she truly did appear to be ‘drunk or high’ during the whole thing. She already sings about having fun with substance abuse (*Not* saying she’s the only one, she’s definitely NOT).

    But then she got on stage a total mess, unable to sing in-key or even dance to the relatively ‘decent’ level she managed in that youtube video (wearing the unicorn outfit). Her motions were erratic, & as far as sexual ‘innuendo’ goes, she just went too far into ‘raunchy’ territory. I’d say the same for *anyone else* who took it that far.

    If she appeared to be having ‘fun’, running around seeming high/drunk, what is that saying to viewers? (& I don’t even mean just toward kids, I mean even *some* (NOT all) 18-25 year olds, who may look up to her). She’s promoting these things which I think is just awful.

    It’s like saying ‘In order to be the ‘life of the party’, you have to get totally smashed & blitzed, (attempt to) freak-dance rubbing your ass on random guy’s crotches, fondle yourself & simulate sex acts. Don’t forget to keep your tongue out! You need the guys to know you’re willing to service them!

    *cringeshuddernausea* She just made herself come across like a ‘whore’, & that is NOT me ‘slut shaming’. Women have every right to have sexual identities & express them. But in this case, the way Miley did it was just… I’m sorry, it was gross.

  65. chalkdustgirl says:

    If it has a TV14 rating, I don’t expect it to look like Miley is looking to get f**ked up the a** by twerking like crazy, or mast**bating with a foam finger. UGH.

  66. HB says:

    Yes seriously. Every year the bar is set lower and lower. Somebody’s got to draw the line somewhere. America’s values are completely eroded. And why isn’t anybody upset about gagas ass? Or the lyrics to the rape song she was dancing to?

    • Hakura says:

      @HB – I think I must’ve missed something! Gaga’s ass, & dancing to a rape song? When was this? o_O

      • Jane says:

        Lady Gaga was wearing a thong with practically nothing in front to cover her lower half. Blurred Lines is thought by certain people to be a rape song based on certain lyrics. It’s how one interprets it.

      • HB says:

        And, nothing at all in the back but a string between her cheeks. Please google the lyrics to the song thicke sang, and by the way he stole the song from Marvin Gaye.

      • Hakura says:

        @Jane & HB – Ugh, gross. I just read the lyrics…

        I know you want it…But you’re a good girl…” That alone really does imply that she’s not making a move/responding positively to his sexual advances, & he’s interpreting her as wanting to *anyway*, thus justifying to himself that it’s totally okay for him to keep going with his advances, whether she ‘acts like’ she’s into it or not. SO gross.

        Not even going to get into TI’s verse, but I will say this: I really believe that guys who feel the need to brag about the size of their ‘equipment’ (especially repeatedly in lyrics) likely don’t have much going on downstairs, & are overcompensating. ¬___¬

        Found a quote from an interview Robin Thicke did for GQ, just as gross as the song lyrics: “Thicke was quoted as saying this about the “Blurred Lines” video to GQ: “People say, ‘Hey, do you think this is degrading to women?’ I’m like, ‘Of course it is. What a pleasure it is to degrade a woman. I’ve never gotten to do that before. I’ve always respected women.’”

        How the f*ck is this asshole popular? I always found him to be slimy, how are there women *after* him?

  67. Michele says:

    Lohanland bound. Yawn, next!

    • gefeylich says:

      Bwah! My thought exactly.

      And you know Lohan is kicking herself for not doing something exactly like this when she was sprung from rehab. Negative attention is SO much better than no attention!

      • Michele says:


        She and her brother seem determined to be as low-ceiling as possible. I know they’re a strange family all around like the Lohans so I’m going to chalk it up to that and with Miley it’s due, like Lindsey – the “undeserved fame long after any real achievement” syndrome.

  68. vava says:

    The girl has no class, but there are lots of young people who are in a similar situation. Punish her? Why? She’s punishing herself.

    Her performance was pure trash and her behaviors lately are, too. If she would just put that tongue back in her mouth, that would be a huge improvement.

    Note to Miley: yes, we get that you are no longer Hannah Montana. Bye bye!

  69. lucy says:

    Put the mouth snake AWAY.

  70. Katebush says:

    Ozzys latest album with Black Sabbath is their highest selling album to date 40 + yrs after their debut.. Will miley still be around in 40 years.. I can’t see it somehow..

  71. Katebush says:

    Ozzys latest album with Black Sabbath is their highest selling album to date 40 + yrs after their debut.. Will miley still be around in 40 years.. I can’t see it somehow…

  72. Anastasia Beaverhausen says:

    I finally watched Miley’s vma performance and honestly, I expected worse the way people were going on about it. It was still bad and cringe inducing but not something worth this much “news”. And the whole act was bad period, not just Miley’s.