Miley Cyrus Twerks and Makes VMA’s About Sex Not Music
Miley Cyrus Twerks and Makes VMA’s About Sex Not Music, and people can’t stop talking about it. Popular music has always been a few steps ahead of popular culture. A great tool you can use to measure this each year is to watch the MTV Video Music Awards. Last nights VMA’s had no shortage of interesting moments.
The one moment that seems to be buzzing still is Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke performing ‘Blurred Lines’ while Miley twerked on him. What does it take to cause a fallout? For Miley all it took was a little tongue waging, twerking, and a skimpy outfit. E!News anchor Terrence Jenkins ever referred to it as a ‘Twerknado’. Some are saying the racy performance was a train wreck, others are saying it was genius.
Whether you agree or disagree, doesn’t seem to matter to Miley’s people, all that they appear to care about is that you have an opinion. Her camp made a statement saying people are over reacting, and that she did nothing on stage that she hadn’t already done in the video for her ‘We Can’t Stop’ single. Shortly after the performance someone tweeted a screen grab of of Will Smith and his family looking shocked, and it went viral.
The VMA’s causing controversy is nothing new. Since the show debuted in 1984, there have been many moments that shocked people. Does anyone remember in 1992 when Howard Stern showed up as Fartman? How bout 1997 when Kid Rock and Tommy Lee got in a fist fight?
Sex also played a huge roll in Madonna’s ‘Like a Virgin’ performance in 1984, which I say was almost as hardcore as Miley’s last night. It is hard to believe it’s already been ten years ago when Britney Spears kissed Madonna during a performance for the show. Even though there was no sex involved, I’m sure no one has forgotten Kanye West getting on stage to interrupt Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech in 2009. Do we have a short memory or what?
No matter where you stand on last nights show, I think most of us can agree the music wasn’t very good, but lets be honest, we don’t watch for the music, we watch to see who is gonna make the biggest headline.