Two days removed from the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, there is one performance that everyone is still talking about; and sadly, it is not the performance of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Same Love” or the epic set given to Justin Timberlake that featured the brief ‘NSYNC reunion.
Instead, this is about Miley Cyrus. If you remember when people were freaking out about her “pole-dancing” during the Teen Choice Awards years ago, these same people would probably have dropped dead had she decided to do then what she did on Sunday. Her bizarre medley of songs, including another incident of twerking that makes us wish that the dance craze was never really invented in the first place, have people still shaking their heads and gossiping at water coolers.
While the Parents Television Council and other “watchdog” groups are all up in arms over this, even though the show as rated appropriately in our minds and was on cable, Miley is being defended by one of the show’s presenters in Adam Lambert. Just take a look at what he had to say about it on Twitter:
“Listen if it wasn’t ur cup of tea — all good but why is everyone spazzing? Hey — she’s doin something right. We all talkin.”
This response differs from another “American Idol” alum in Kelly Clarkson, who used the words “pitchy strippers” to describe some of the performances (but she did not name names).
Clearly, Adam knows a thing or two about getting backlash following an awards show. Just look at the 2009 American Music Awards for evidence of that. And while we think that him kissing another man onstage is hardly shocking or offensive, whereas watching Miley desecrate teddy bears for the rest of our life is, the conservative media out there somehow seems to equate them. We respect what he’s saying here, and for us, the simple answer to what you do if you don’t like a performance from Miley or anyone else is simple: Just don’t watch the show or buy her music. All creating outrage does is create more attention, and that was clearly Miley’s goal. She didn’t go up on stage thinking that everyone was going to love what she was doing, but it was obviously going to get people talking.
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