Can I first start of with how absolutely gorgeous Miley Cyrus is. Her clear skin, sparkly eyes and toned bod have me in awe. Last night, my Friday ritual of a cheeky glass of white wine and chat shows was in full swing. I was really looking forward to seeing Miley's appearance in the show especially after gasping for air throughout most of her infamous VMA performance a few weeks ago. At the time, I was quick to throw of the poor role model judgement- how can 'Hannah Montana' do this to her loyal fans. Gyrating with a foam stick is not what little kids should be looking at?! I teach kids for a living and couldn't fathom allowing those dance moves in the class room...
But after watching her last night and really impressed with how she spoke in the Chatty Man interview (she was articulate, clearly defined the performance as a publicity stunt and held her ground) , I think I have totally done a u-turn! Should parents have been letting their kids watch the VMA's anyway?! I mean, this is the same VMA's that produced that Britney/Madonna/Christina kiss?! Kanye vs Taylor award speech?! Diana Ross and Lil Kim's Boob gate?!Britney's meltdown performance of Gimmie More?! Everyone knows that each year there is going to be some infamous scene that people will talk about for weeks! MTV has long been known as a channel with no restrictions, that glorifies sex, drugs and rock n roll. So why the fuss? If it offends- simply change channel. Miley Cyrus isn't 14 anymore- she is a fully fledged artist in her 20's , developing and having fun and there are a number of other artists that have done performances just as prerogative! Rihanna and Nicole Scherzinger X Factor performances or Christina Aguilera's 'stripped' album performances to name a few!
Are we just plain hypocrites? Complaining about the lack of clothes and overt dance moves by Miley- yet this is a normal situation on a Saturday night in Dublin?! I have seen my fair share of ass cheeks, pole moves and general sluttiness on nights out! Why are we so quick to wack out the social media tools and frantically type away an opinion. Like she said, would people say to these comments to her actual face?!
I love the VMA's and have watched them religiously for years...these artists are a business- they have to perform and sell records. Publicity stunts, making Internet trend lists and causing controversy are just part of it all...I for one, cannot wait till next years 'shock' performance by the next current artist....popcorn please!