According to an Oct. 20 post from the New York Daily News, Hollis Jane, a self-described "little person," turned down an invitation to go on tour with Miley Cyrus after the scandalous VMA performance that earned national attention last month.
Jane said working with Cyrus left her in an emotional state, as she ended up crying and shaking following the performance.
"I had never been in a performance where I was purely meant to be gawked or laughed at," Jane wrote on her personal blog.
"I will never forget that performance because it is what forced me to draw my personal line in the sand…. I love being the center of attention, but that was something different. I was being stared and laughed at for all of the wrong reasons. I was being looked at as a prop…as something less than human."
Jane says the VMA performance left her upset and ashamed of being a little person.
"For the first time I felt truly ashamed of being a little person," she wrote.
In response, Cyrus posted a photo of herself hanging out with three little people, with a caption "As long as my b----es love me."
Here's the problem with Jane's argument: She got paid and had to participate in rehearsals prior to the event, so she was clearly aware of the content of the choreography.
She could have easily walked away after the VMA rehearsal and said it wasn't something she would want to be a part of.
But once she got paid and participated in the rehearsals without seeing any issue with the choreography, it's a little hypocritical to then complain after the fact.
"Everyone there knew except maybe some other people in the audience," Cyrus told Ellen DeGeneres when she asked if everyone knew what was going to happen from rehearsals.
"I saw a lot faces that were kind of like… (does a shocked face) Should we be laughing at this? Is this supposed to be funny… It was supposed to be funny…it was supposed to be funny somewhat, obviously."