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Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke and THAT performance

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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.

GrandstandingBlueTit Tue 27-Aug-13 09:31:57

Oh, Christ...... <<<<<<CRIIIIIIINGE>>>>>>>>

Thank fuck the Internet wasn't around when I was that age.

And what the fuck is 'twerking', anyway?

A dying for her. How excruciatingly embarrassing. Surely she will NEVER live this down.

emuloc Tue 27-Aug-13 09:33:35

Is a 20/21 year old to take no responsibility for their own actions?

Fakebook Tue 27-Aug-13 09:33:59

I think Will Smith's family's reaction speaks for everyone!


GrandstandingBlueTit Tue 27-Aug-13 09:34:49

I hear what you're saying hardboiled and agree with you to an extent.

But don't lay the blame on the production team entirely and absolve Miley of any responsibility whatsoever. She's a functioning adult with a mind of her own, surely?

hettienne Tue 27-Aug-13 09:38:29

She looked like she was on drugs, he looked (even more like) a creepy pervert.

I feel really sorry for her. She seems like she is in a downward spiral - why isn't anyone on her side stepping in? I'm guessing we'll see a Britney Spears/Amanda Bynes style breakdown soon.

candycrushhater Tue 27-Aug-13 09:39:08

The tongue thing is her trademark, apparently hmm

MairzyDoats Tue 27-Aug-13 09:40:46

She definitely looks like she was on something. So sad that young female pop stars seem to feel they have to go further and further to prove how sexually 'up for it' they are.

Tee2072 Tue 27-Aug-13 09:41:34

She's not a child. She is old enough to decide for herself.

She's trying to be sexy. She looks sleazy instead.

We've all made bad choices in our lives.

bootsycollins Tue 27-Aug-13 09:42:00

Oh gawd I'm cringing even though I'm sat alone at the safety of my kitchen table. Wrong on so many levels. I gather that Robin Thicke has been around for some time but has never received much publicity until the Blurred Lines song with Pharell.

hettienne Tue 27-Aug-13 09:46:01

We all make bad choices, but if my 20 year old daughter was making them I'd at least try to stop her!

hardboiledpossum Tue 27-Aug-13 09:48:34

Facebook the smiths makewere watching lady gaga when that shot was taken.

Grand, yes if she were actually hurting anyone other than herself then i would expect her to take responsibility for her actions. She is not responsible for other peoples children though. Blame the industry and the top producers for the portrayal of girls as sex objects. Don't blame the puppet.

MusicalEndorphins Tue 27-Aug-13 09:48:39

Dh & I saw a clip of that on the Chelsy Lately show tonight and laughed our heads off. trying too hard came to mind. I guess she wants to make an adult impression.
Show business kids... I dread to think what I may have done had I been one! ;P

hardboiledpossum Tue 27-Aug-13 09:50:25


MusicalEndorphins Tue 27-Aug-13 09:53:49

Chelsea's version of what happened.

Wannabestepfordwife Tue 27-Aug-13 09:53:51

She looked like she was on something to me. I really hope she watches it back and realises a change of image and management is called for

GrandstandingBlueTit Tue 27-Aug-13 10:04:48

'Don't blame the puppet' is, to me, as bad as 'slut shaming'.

Give the girl some credit for a mind of her own, and autonomy of her own.

hardboiledpossum Tue 27-Aug-13 10:12:20

Do you remember the vanity fair photoshoot she did when she was 15 with her dad? She was half naked and 15. It seems that this was the path she was guided down from a very young age.

MissBeehiving Tue 27-Aug-13 10:14:06

Whole thing is cringeworthy - especially thick who resembles and elderly pervert chasing MC around the stage. However it will have all been choreographed and rehearsed and approved by her management/Thickos management and the MTV VMA management before being performed.

MC is trying to establish herself in the same vogue as Rihanna or Kesha - nothing I saw on that performance was more disturbing than one of theirs.

What is really disturbing is the continuing objectification of women as purely sex toys for men, which is reinforced by Thickos lyrics. And the fact that MC is yet another child star being warped by the bizarre world they work in.

SeaSickSal Tue 27-Aug-13 10:14:19

Madonna did it all so much better 20 years ago.

LessMissAbs Tue 27-Aug-13 10:21:50

The first song and similar video has been on MTV for ages and that dancing seems to be her style. I think the performance will gain her record sales and publicity etc - I'm not a middle aged man or a wannabee porn star that it appeals to but the US can be pretty unsophisticated and its a different market.

Actually I find some of Beyoncé's dance moves much worse and more offensive in some of her videos. In fact thats possibly worse because she is marketed as a wholesome type of entertainer that women shoudl aspire to. Or the Britney snogging Madonna thing. The Grammys are usually a cringefest at some point, using shock value to gain publicity.

GrandstandingBlueTit Tue 27-Aug-13 10:25:23

I was thinking of Madonna, too.

Been there, done that, a whole generation ago. It's not 'shocking' now; it's just deeply cringe-worthy.

BoozyBear Tue 27-Aug-13 10:25:55

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Still18atheart Tue 27-Aug-13 10:26:50


that is dreadful!!! I mean in what corner of her mind did she think that doing any of that was remotely a good idea??

Also, isn't she supposed to be engaged?? If I was her fiance I would be hitting the roof. Yes I know that performing life is different to RL but still

LazyMonkeyButler Tue 27-Aug-13 10:36:43

Oh dear, she definitely looks to be 'under the influence' doesn't she?

The "WTF?" faces of the celebs in the audience are priceless!

I know Robin Thicke is a huge sleazebag but, really, couldn't he have had the performance toned down a bit? He's a 36 year old man - does it really look good to have a drugged up looking/acting 20 year old rubbing herself up against him?

BlingBang Tue 27-Aug-13 10:36:43

Don't even want to watch, know I'll be hiding behind the couch.

Actually Beyonce annoys me as well, more clean cut my ass. Any of them who have to sing and prance in underwear or overly provocative - just think WHY?

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