Miley Cyrus doesn't care what you think. She doesn't care what anyone thinks. And MTV joined her in not caring on August 25th during the 2013 Video Music Awards...performance? Is that the right word? More like a five-year-old's slumber party nightmare.
Miley, dressed in an oddly shaped, teddy bear onesie, danced provocatively while overgrown and seemingly drugged teddy bears hobbled and rocked to the off-beat rendition of her song, "We Can't Stop." She twerked, a word gaining far too much popularity for the world's own good, and she repeatedly stuck her tongue out, darting it around like a snake. What's more shocking is that she did this during a program that is approved for a viewing audience as young as fourteen-years-old. The Parents Television Council was not happy. They issued a statement regarding MTV and its false ratings.
As if the 20-year-old's antics weren't enough, enter 36-year-old Robin Thicke. He strut onto the stage to sing his hit song, "Blurred Lines." Miley started the song off for him - equipped with a giant foam finger. Reports state that the foam finger had a meaning behind it - it's featured in Thicke's next hit, "Give It 2 U." The two began to dance sexually with each other, definitely blurring the lines between pedophilia/actual love interest. There was something off about this visual. An eerie representation of innocence long-gone.
Unfortunately, some Hollywood starlets believe they have to go to extreme lengths to show everyone that they're not children anymore. And if that's not the reason behind their lewd, public behavior, what is? Is her popular Disney show "Hannah Montana," to blame for making her feel like the world would peg her as a child forever? At least in her own mind? Are her parents to blame? Friends?
Legendary Motown talent agent, Maxine Powell, saw Miley's raunchy performance. She suggests "dancing more with your feet and less with your buttocks." Powell also adds that Miley can still change things around for herself. Of course, that is only if she wants to.
Maybe she just can't stop.