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Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke and THAT performance

(94 Posts)
Sparklymommy Tue 27-Aug-13 01:59:22

AIBU to think someone/anyone should have told her this would be a huge mistake? Not going to link because I don't know how. But basically if you want to need eye bleach/ watch it its on YouTube. Miley Cyrus VMAs 2013.

WafflyVersatile Tue 27-Aug-13 02:05:36

In what way has it or will it be a huge mistake for her? I've not been paying attention.

Is it a massive mistake for Robin (?) Thicke too?

Sparklymommy Tue 27-Aug-13 02:12:23

Have you seen the performance?

Clearly over the last few months Miley has been very publicly divorcing herself from her Disney girl image but even so! Starting off in what can only be described as a furry teddy bear leotard which was hideous to Basically a skin tone bra and support pants and performing in a way worse than the video for blurred lines.

A clear attempt to shock and I am sure she will be in all the papers in the morning but I just think it could backfire on her. She is a young girl who could be sexy and provocative without basically simulating sex on stage in her underwear!

MidniteScribbler Tue 27-Aug-13 02:13:43

There's already a very long thread on chat about this.

Sparklymommy Tue 27-Aug-13 02:15:47

Oh is there? Shall pop over and have a read

mynewpassion Tue 27-Aug-13 02:29:51

I felt bad for robin thicke. He was like a pervert on the stage.

Sparklymommy Tue 27-Aug-13 02:55:30

I thought he looked like a humbug! I just think the choreographer and MTV are exploiting her.

NutcrackerFairy Tue 27-Aug-13 08:25:13

Can you link to the actual performance?

All I can find are news reports and photos.... although I think I probably get the gist!

the only full length one at the moment

SO wrong on so many levels.

RT is like a giant perverted humbug...

MustBeDueSomeBetterFeet Tue 27-Aug-13 08:38:04

she looks like she's on something to me!

Charliefarlie1192 Tue 27-Aug-13 08:43:02

CRINGE! That is all

Alibabaandthe40nappies Tue 27-Aug-13 08:45:48

She is so very clearly on drugs. The tongue thing is just ridiculous.

Whats with the tounge? Is that like her thing? sticking it out all the time cos its big? I presume shes like 16 or something. Its all a bit cringing.

MadeOfStarDust Tue 27-Aug-13 08:58:29

She is 20 - nearly 21.....

I am SOOOOOOOOOO glad the internet was not used so widely when I was that age!!!!!

NutcrackerFairy Tue 27-Aug-13 09:01:44

Thanks for the link.

I really hate this sort of thing, where fully dressed men have half dressed women cavorting about them.

The girls look like lapdancers whilst the men look like they have just paid them. The words smug and controlling come to mind.

Jessie J is another young female performer who wears bra and undies and looks like a plaything for rich old men despite the edgy hairstyle and snarling expression.

It would be so much more subversive and eye catching if a fully dressed female performer had men dancing around her in various states of undress... therefore for this Miley Cyrus/Robin Thicke performance they should have had Miley in a suit and Robin in a flesh coloured thong....

But they never will do this, oh no, because female bright young things must show how hip they are by wearing next to nothing whilst older male performers must display how cool and in control they are hmm

Boring and sexist!

NutcrackerFairy Tue 27-Aug-13 09:08:32

Sorry, should have said older male performers must display how cool and in control they are by being fully dressed.

Because of course they are not being assessed purely as sexual objects to be sleazed over.

I actually feel sorry for Miley Cyrus as I think she is getting some duff advice from her management.

She doesn't look 'cool' or 'hip' [or whatever the term is nowadays] she just looks out of control and OTT and a bit desperate for attention.

Madonna did this type of semi naked, simulating sex shtick centuries ago... with her Sex book, etc.

Miley needs to find her own USP.... and quickly.

EmpireBiscuit Tue 27-Aug-13 09:09:56

One massive step for feminism right there.....

ChocolateBridesmaid Tue 27-Aug-13 09:10:28

shock

AFishWithoutABicycle Tue 27-Aug-13 09:12:35

If she is ever lucky enough to look down at her own innocent DC and want to protect her/him from growing up too fast, only then she'll know how angry this stuff makes me. She is encouraging the next generation of girls to think taking drugs and behaving like a sex workers is 'cool'. And the next generation of boys to think girls are objects and available for their enjoyment. Shame on you Miley!

ChocolateBridesmaid Tue 27-Aug-13 09:18:44

She twerked on his crotch, just shock and yes very cringy.

Where the hell are her parents, surely after this they should sit her down and say Miley, no, just no...wrong direction babe. Leave it at that now and move on.

ChocolateBridesmaid Tue 27-Aug-13 09:20:54

Oh and put your tongue away.

Wishfulmakeupping Tue 27-Aug-13 09:23:24

Oh god what a mess the whole thing what was she thinking.
The tongue thing she must be on drugs mustn't she. It was just so desperate

SuperiorCat Tue 27-Aug-13 09:24:50

Well said AFish

emuloc Tue 27-Aug-13 09:27:56

Boring yes sexist yawn. I would be more worried about her state of mind tbh.

hardboiledpossum Tue 27-Aug-13 09:30:34

Afish, it is not mileys responsibility to make sure your daughter grows up in to a well rounded person, the responsibility lies with you. Shame on you for judging a young woman and not the production teams. I thought we had moved past slut shaming

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