Check Out The FCC Complaints About Miley Cyrus Twerking At MTV Video Music Awards
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.16.2013
People were upset...
The Smoking Gun reports that Miley Cyrus' performance at the MTV Video Music Awards caused around 150 viewers to write the Federal Communications Commission about their negative feelings over the performance, which included twerking, foam fingering, a skimpy costume, bumping, grinding, her tongue, and sexual motions towards large teddy bears.
The letters were sent to The Smoking Gun as a response to the Freedom of Information Act request. They demanded that the FCC fine or punish Cyrus, Robin Thicke and MTV for the August 25 performance. The FCC only has the authority to punish broadcast TV networks like CBS or NBC, not cable networks. The complaints sent were all for nothing.
You can find a large portion of the complaints here. FCC removed the names of the people who complained.
Here are highlights:
- "The scars on our childrens minds cannot be easily erased."
- Cyrus's performance was "racist in that she was objectifying black women."
- "Much worse than that disaster at the super bowl with one of the jackson girls."
- "Just disgusting and almost made me want to puke."
- "I was subjugated to 4 minutes of Miley Cyrus."
- "Miley should be excommunicated from the music community!"
- "Where has censorship gone?"