I think the general dismay or downright hostility to Miley Cyrus stems from selective memory. I still stand by my opinion that previous female stars have been just as scandalous if not worse.
What about Marilyn Monroe on Playboy magazine?
At any rate, after watching all the brouhaha over the past few weeks, I've decided that I think I've figured out why everyone is so mad at Miley for the VHS awards performance boils down to this:
Robin Thicke sang Blurred Lines which has a video with naked women dancing around him. Those who didn't know this before the awards show should maybe have googled this after the show to see what this "medley" was emulating. Thicke's wife has no problem with her husband in a naked girl video so why would she care if a fully clothed teen idol gyrates against him in mock imitation?
The reason why people are upset with Miss Miley stems deeper. Miley is emulating the video however, this makes her more like a backup dancer to Robin's stardom than perhaps doing something a bit different to indicate she is on equal footing.
As I've said before, I personally have zero issues with Miley's performance. You have an issue, discuss it with the choreographer, the producer, the director, the other dancers and then make a decision. she didn't just "break out twerking." This multimillion dollar production is carefully choreographed down to the last light bulb overhead.
People want Miley to be more than a "backup dancer." She's a kid. Think back to what YOU were doing at twenty. Did YOU have your shit together? I know I didn't! I still don't. So who are we all to be pointing at her about how to run her career. She's just doing what her sisters did before her and good for her.
I'll be interested to see how she's doing in ten year when she's matured. I'm sure there's many tabloid years ahead before she settles into a steady career move.
I was impressed with her performance on Saturday Night Live. She did a good job and was a good sport.
Miley will find her footing as a media queen. Cut her some slack, she'll figure it all out. She's just having fun and who can blame her. Honestly, if you were in her position wouldn't you want to have some fun and thumb your nose at everyone too? After all, she has to compete with peers such as Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Adele and likely, Lordes.