Selena Gomez, at the premiere of “Getaway,” used her own moment in the spotlight to fake a bit of Miley Cyrus’ much-talked-about VMA cabaret act – the one with the teddy bears and her tongue hanging out, among other bumps and grinds. Gomez paused her usual class act at the movie premiere on Monday, to open her mouth wide and let her own tongue hang out. But not for long. E! Online reports the story on Tuesday, Aug. 27.
It appeared to be a deliberate mocking of the raunchy exhibition Miley had put on for the on-site and television audience at the Sunday 2013 MTV VMAs. Many of the viewers – still under age -- had been Miley Cyrus fans since they were small children. What else could it have been, on Selena’s part? Some of her fans and Miley’s fans must certainly be the same tweenie-bopper girls.
Selena’s joking pose did not have quite the same vulgar effect – nor did she intend it to – since she wore a grown-up black patterned sheath dress while Miley wore an abbreviated huggy-bear suit. But the crowd no doubt got what it expected from the crowd-pleasing Selena Gomez. Now if the movie – “Getaway,” with Ethan Hawke, can live up to fan expectation, too.
Selena is counting on that. But in the meantime, a Selena Gomez once-over of the Miley act might bring on some much-needed attention, hopefully of the right kind. Combine that with her recent number one on the pop charts, and she is in business.