Miley Cyrus’s MTV Video Music Awards performance was out there. To say the least. If you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t seen the memes, GIFs and tweets centred around her VMA antics, we’ll give you an idea… The singer started off in an animal onesie while performing her hit song “We Can’t Stop”.
She then went onto remove the onesie revealing a flesh coloured bra and knickers while joining Robin Thicke for his performance of “Blurred Lines”. Oh, and she grinded on him, gyrated all over the stage, poked her tongue out kinda incessantly and used a foam hand to, er, touch Robin’s (and her own) privates.
Today at Cosmo HQ we’ve barely spoken of anything else, and neither has anyone else apparently. Don’t believe us? Her name was mentioned 4.5 million times on Twitter and her performance with singer Robin Thicke generated about 306, 100 tweets per minute. PER MINUTE!
But while celebs like Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez were spotted rocking out to Miley’s performance, other celebs weren’t so into it. Kelly Clarkson tweeted: “Just saw a couple performances from the VMA’s last night. 2 words…. #pitchystrippers.” Ouch! Seeing as it was just Miley and Lady Gaga who were wearing basically nothing, the tweet was definitely aimed in their direction.
Rihanna sat stony faced during the performances and Willow, Jaden and Will Smith? Let’s just say their family reaction caused us serious LOLs!
Miley’s mother has remained silent on the performance, but Billy Ray seemed to semi-approve, posting the tweet: “Thanking God for so many blessings tonight. Continue to pray for world peace. More love…less hate.” Was he talking about the backlash against Miley? We think so.
Actress Brooke Shields, who played Miley’s mother on Hannah Montana gave a diplomatic response: “I just want to know who’s advising her, and why [the racy display] is necessary… Our children can’t watch that… I feel like it’s a bit desperate.” Brooke wasn’t the only concerned parent out there; Miley’s performance angered the US conservative watchdog Parents Television Council who accused MTV of "marketing sexually charged messages to young children using former child stars and condom commercials".
Which brings us to say – enough with all the Miley hate everyone! Yes, the singer’s performance was ridiculously racy – but has anyone called out Robin Thicke who performed with her and seemed quite happy to be grinded on? Did Miley’s managers, MTV, or anyone else who knew what performance she was doing tell her to tone it down? Apparently not, so we should all turn the hating noise down.
Plus, Miley seems unaffected by the fallout from her performance and has taken it all in her stride tweeting: “Smilers! My VMA performance had 306.000 tweets per minute. That's more than the blackout or Superbowl! #fact.” Robin Thicke has also decided not to dwell on it, tweeting: “That was dope. Shout out to @MileyCyrus @kendricklamar @2chainz.”
But the weirdest thing to come out of all of this? Someone predicted it. Five. Years. Ago. American news satire organisation, The Onion, posted a tongue-in-cheek report in 2008 predicting the time in 2013 where Miley will be Disney-ed out. “Most experts now agree that, at current usage levels, Miley Cyrus will be drained dry of entertainment value by 2013," the report said.
Do you think it’s eerily true? Or do you think all this fuss is over nothing?