Miley Cyrus' Performance At MTV VMAs Angers PTC
Posted by AJ Grey on 08.27.2013
Of course it did...
NME reports that MTV has been criticized by the Parents Television Council (PTC) for showing Miley Cyrus' performance at the Video Music Awards. During a medley of her song "We Can't Stop" and Robin Thicke's songs "Blurred Lines" and "Give It 2 U", she stripped down to a flesh-colored bikini and pointed at Thicke's crotch with a foam finger before "twerking" against his groin.
The PTC said in a statement: "This much is absolutely clear: MTV marketed adults-only material to children while falsely manipulating the content rating to make parents think the content was safe for their children. MTV continues to sexually exploit young women by promoting acts that incorporate 'twerking' in a nude-colored bikini. How is this image of former child star Miley Cyrus appropriate for 14-year-olds?"
They also criticized Lady Gaga's performance of "Applause" at the Brooklyn event. They said: "How is it appropriate for children to watch Lady Gaga strip down to a bikini in the opening act?"
They also railed against the network for showing advertisements for a condom brand and an R-rated movie during the first commercial break.
Last night's show also featured performances from Kanye West, Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake (along with *NSYNC), and a rare public appearance by Daft Punk. It started at 9 PM on both coasts of the US.
The PTC's website describes the organization as a "non-partisan education organisation advocating responsible entertainment". It previously criticized MTV for showing an episode of Ke$ha's TV show Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life in which she drank a bottle of her own urine.