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Miley Cyrus' VMA performance upsets many - Video Miley Cyrus' VMA performance upsets many

Celebrities, comedians and TV morning show hosts have lined up to compare Miley Cyrus' 'really disturbing' VMAs performance to Japanese p^rn and now The Parents' Television Council has labeled the former child star's raunchy routine 'sexual exploitation.' 

The Hannah Montana star, 20, stripped down to a flesh-colored latex bikini, simulated sex with a foam finger and grinded her behind in the crotch of 36-year-old Robin Thicke during his hit 'Blurred Lines.' Her outfit and crude moves mirrored the naked ladies who gyrate against the older, married singer in his video clip for the track.

But her signature tongue out-twerking appalled everyone, including the non-profit parents' association, which slammed the performance, and blamed MTV for allowing such an 'unacceptable' and exploitative routine to air.

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'Desperate': Brooke was among the many viewers who were left stunned by Miley's performance with Robin Thicke

'Desperate': Brooke was among the many viewers who were left stunned by Miley's performance with Robin Thicke

 

 

'Trying so, so hard': She said Miley is working overtime to distance herself from her Disney image

'Trying so, so hard': She said Miley is working overtime to distance herself from her Disney image

'This is unacceptable,' a spokesperson for the group said in a statement. '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...'

 

The latest outrage comes after Brooke Shields, who played Cyrus' TV mother in Hannah Montana, branded the singer's provocative performance 'desperate' and MSNBC's Morning Joe co- host Mika Brzezinski called the performance 'really really disturbing.'

Brzezinski added: 'That young lady, who is 20, is obviously deeply troubled, deeply disturbed, clearly has confidence issues and I don't think anybody should have put her onstage. That was disgusting and embarrassing.

'They don't think that's attractive, Miley. Nobody does, actually,' she said. 'That was not fun. That was not funny. That was really, really bad for anybody who's younger and impressionable, and she's really messed up.

 
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Touching: Cyrus regularly groped herself throughout the performance

 

 

Raunchy: Miley draped herself all over Robin after stripping down to a gold two-piece which left little to the imagination  Raunchy: Miley draped herself all over Robin after stripping down to a gold two-piece which left little to the imagination

 

'The whole thing was cringe-worthy, but I feel bad for her. She is a mess. Someone needs to take care of her. Someone needs not to put her onstage and make a complete fool of herself.'

However, Cyrus fulfilled her aim to shock, becoming the most tweeted about act of the night, and of VMA history.

East Coast Twitter traffic for this year's Video Music Awards peaked at 306,100 tweets per minute, during the pair's raunchy routine.

While Cyrus didn't win any of MTV's 'Moon Man' awards, she received the title of most tweeted-about VMA performance, receiving 4.5 million mentions in tweets sent out during the 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET airing.

The tweeting rate obliterated last year's VMA records, which peaked at just 98,300 tweets per minute.

 
Talk of the town: Brooke Shields, who played Miley Cyrus' TV mom, gave her thoughts about the singer's MTV VMAs performance on the Today show on Monday

Talk of the town: Brooke Shields, who played Miley Cyrus' TV mom, gave her thoughts about the singer's MTV VMAs performance on the Today show on Monday

 

 

 

 
 
'It's a bit desperate': Brooke Shields on Miley's MTV VMAs...
 
 

 

 
Naughty: Miley gave the audience more than a look at her backside during the raunchy performance with Robin Thicke

Naughty: Miley gave the audience more than a look at her backside during the raunchy performance with Robin Thicke

 
 
 
Was that part of the plan: The singer made another questionable move

Was that part of the plan: The singer made another questionable move

 
Co-stars: Brooke made guest appearances as Miley's Hannah Montana mom

Co-stars: Brooke made guest appearances as Miley's Hannah Montana mom

 

 

Cyrus has been attempting to distance herself from her Disney roots since she lopped her long locks off and went on promotional rampage for her new album.

Her appearance on Good Morning America in June in a now-standard tight and short outfit saw her grinding with her back-up dancers in a performance dubbed too R-rated for that time of the morning. 

The routine came hot on the heels of an even more raunchy spot on Jimmy Kimmel Live the night before. But the VMAs took her embarrassing obscenity to another level.

 

REVEALED: THE SMITH'S WERE REACTING TO GAGA, NOT MILEY

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An image of the Smith family's priceless face during Miley's jaw-dropping performance became an instant internet sensation, but it turns out the reaction was actually captured during Lady Gaga's act. 'They were watching Lady Gaga's show-opening performance of Applause,' MTV clarified on Monday.  

 

 

Lisa Rinna was among those shocked by the routine : 'Is it just me or are the #vma up to this point like what watching japanese p*rn must be like?'

Brooke Shields, 48, admitted on the Today show Monday morning she was among the many who were left stunned by the former child star's routine at the Sunday night ceremony.

Brooke guest-starred as Cyrus' deceased mother who came back from the dead in some Hannah Montana episodes. She weighed in during an interview with Willie Geist.

'I was Hannah Montana's mother!' she said, adding with mock shock: 'Where did I go wrong?'

She then expressed genuine concern, saying:  '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,' she said.

She said the that while Lady Gaga also put on a racy show, she felt there was a distinct difference between the two performances.

'[Gaga has] a genius behind all of it; it's not just display,' she said.

Brooke said that Miley's attempt to rebel from her Disney Channel image is overshadowing her talent.

Hanging loose: Miley danced on stage in a furry costume with her tongue hanging out

Hanging loose: Miley danced on stage in a furry costume with her tongue hanging out

 

 
Cosy: The singer straddled a teddy bear as part of her risque act

Cosy: The singer straddled a teddy bear as part of her risque act

 

 
Causing a stir: Miley's scandalous moves earned her rows of wide-eyed looks from the audience

Causing a stir: Miley's scandalous moves earned her rows of wide-eyed looks from the audience

 

'You could see her trying so hard to go against that,' she said. 'She can sing beautifully, and I feel like if she lets that lead, rather than let her bottom lead.... She's trying so, so hard.'

Brooke, who knows first hand about growing from a young star into adulthood while in the spotlight,  did offer some praise.

'She went for it,' she said. 'You've got to give her some credit. We're all talking about her.'

Other U.S. morning shows were equally shocked by the performance, citing the issues of a 20-year-old girl gyrating against 36-year-old married father-of-one, Robin Thicke.

Even Thicke's mother, actress and singer Gloria Loring was confused by the display.

 
MTV VMAs: 'Shy' Miley Cyrus wears latex underwear during...
 
 
 
 
 
It's supposed to be a family-friendly show: Miley Cyrus clearly didn't get the memo as she gets up close and personal with Robin

It's supposed to be a family-friendly show: Miley Cyrus clearly didn't get the memo as she gets up close and personal with Robin

 

 
Miley looked like she was having the time of her life on stage with Robin but many celebrities were unimpressed and took to Twitter to slate her

Miley looked like she was having the time of her life on stage with Robin but many celebrities were unimpressed and took to Twitter to slate her

 
 
Intimate: Miley thrusted her crotch in the audiences' faces

Intimate: Miley thrusted her crotch in the audiences' faces

 

 

 

Miley may have shocked some of her younger fans with her raunchy performance at the MTV VMAs

Miley may have shocked some of her younger fans with her raunchy performance at the MTV VMAs

 

 

'I don't understand what Miley Cyrus is trying to do,' she told OMG Insider. 'I think she's misbegotten in this attempt of hers. And I think it was not beneficial. I didn't get what her point was. It was so over the top as to almost be a parody of itself.'

The display, which saw Miley clearly enjoy the attention as she wagged her tongue and smirked in the two-piece latex bikini, sent Twitter into overdrive with many celebrities weighing into the controversy. 

Producer and director Judd Apatow tweeted a snapshot of Miley in her younger, more wholesome days alongside the caption: 'I will always have this version of Miley. Let's live in the past and heal.'

Blonde ambition: The diminutive star poked her tongue out of the side of her mouth and closed her eyes while displaying an arm full of tattoos I touch myself: The star poked her tongue out of the side of her mouth and closed her eyes in as she appeared to simulate masturbation in a series of shots by famed photographer Terry Richardson this week

 
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Nothing in comparison: Cyrus, photographed by Terry Richardson ahead of the VMAs was raunchy but nothing compared to Sunday night

 

Bill Mayer likened the performance to a specific type of evening entertainment, tweeting:  'Watching VMAs. Haven't been in a strip club in a while but good to see nothing has changed.'

And Melissa Rycroft suggested she was not of the right age to appreciate Miley's moves. 

'I feel I'm too old to appreciate the (ahem) new Miley Cyrus... feeling slightly violated,' she wrote. 

Nick Cannon weighed in to the fray, tweeting: 'Remind me to never let my kids into showbiz... thanks.'


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