Paul McCartney Defends Miley Cyrus' VMA Performance
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 10.14.2013
He thought it was only mildly shocking...
Add Paul McCartney to the list of artists backing Miley Cyrus over her MTV Video Music Awards performance. The ex-Beatle was asked during an interview with Sky Sports about Miley's performance and he said he didn't see what the big deal was.
McCartney said that he watched the VMA performance "as an experiment" and said he didn't see anything that he wasn't comfortable with his ten year-old daughter seeing.
"I think it was only mildly shocking," he said. "So what? Come on, we've seen worse than that...You look at it and you say, 'What's everyone shouting about?'"
He did note that comparisons between One Direction and the Beatles is probably not best for the boy band, saying, "I always think it's unfortunate for a band to be called the new Beatles because it can be the kiss of death. People expect you to live up to what we did, and we did what we did in a particular period in time, which is very different from now."