Miley Cyrus Twerks her way to “Pitchy Stripper” Obscurity at the VMA
Former Disney Star Miley Cyrus did her best to shed her Hanana Montana image at MTV’s Video Music Awards (VMA). “Shedding” her image wasn’t the only thing she ended up doing. The “actress/singer” had the most talked about performance of the night. Her raunchy dancing and pitchy singing was simply ridiculous and a sad commentary of a little girl seeking attention.
Cyrus emerged from a giant teddy bear looking like Chuckie’s bride wearing a teddy-bear onesie. In contrast Taylor Swift (whom I find slightly annoying) and Selena Gomez modeled more classy attire. As she gyrated to dancers carrying teddy bears she “sang” her latest song which implicitly insinuates and promotes drug use. I don’t know if I will ever be able to see a teddy bear the same way.
After a couple of uncomfortable and cringe-worthy moments, Cyrus strips to an even more scantily clad outfit (if possible). Robin Thicke emerges and begins singing his latest single “Blurred Lines” (Check out my thoughts on the song and video). I would be remiss if I didn’t add Thicke looked like a Beetlejuice wannabe. Miley then proceeds to hump her Styrofoam finger. She sticks that finger in places it never should have touched.
Here’s the controversial performance (this is the only video I could find. Sorry for the poor quality):
Many parental groups are irate with Miley over her performance. They think it was highly inappropriate. Robin Thicke should garner similar criticism since he participated in the debacle of a performance. I think Miley should be able to do as she pleases. It is MTV’s responsibility to air what they deem “appropriate” for whatever rating the show had (which I think was PG-14). Many celebrities have commented on the performance.
Many believe Kelly Clarkson indirectly commented on Miley’s performance when she tweeted:
“Just saw a couple performances from the VMA’s last night. 2 words…. #pitchystrippers”
Even if that wasn’t intended for Miley, Kelly accurately described Miley’s performance. Miley should be less concerned with garnering mass attention and more concerned with actually gaining the ability to sing; because her singing simply sucked. And that’s putting it mildly.
Miley accomplished what she wanted. She wanted attention. She wanted to create controversy. There was only one thing she forgot. Her performance forsaked any remaining self-respect she may have had. When your actions deem such a comment, they thus don’t warrant any of my respect. She successfully alienated part of her fan base. And as I said in the title, she twerked her way to “pitchy stripper” obscurity.
What did you think of the performance?
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