Mar. 22, 2017

VMA Awards: Miley Cyrus

The afternoon following the VMA Awards and Miley’s pornographic dance routine, I was on the phone with my daughter chatting about whatever moms and daughters talk about. I signed online during our conversation as we talked and clicked on the article about the VMA Awards show. A few minutes later I was gasping into the phone, “Oh my God! Did you read the news today?” I asked my daughter. “Did you see this Miley Cyrus thing? I would have killed you and I don‘t care how old you are!”

“Mom, it’s been all over the news,” she said laughing. “Come out of the cave, Mom. Everyone knows about it.”

I popped on Facebook and read some of the cute things they had on there. I especially liked the comparison to Jim Carey. That was funny. What’s with the cow tongue? Why is this misguided child hanging her tongue out with a huge smile on her face like Bessie the Cow discovering she delivers chocolate milk?

Where is her Christian upbringing? I noticed her father commended her on her performance, but then, as a parent, I probably would not have embarrassed her any more than she did to herself publicly. However, that would not have stopped me from taking her in private and telling her how she, not only embarrassed herself, but she disrespected and embarrassed her parents as well - right before I crowned her with the candlestick in the ballroom.

The next day, I realized my son had not said one word to me about it. He’s usually talking to me about the newest headlines especially if they are of interest to him. This girl is about his age - she was sleazy, at best - and had very little clothing on; a young man’s three favorite draws. Yet, not one word.

Trying to be casual, I asked him about the new term out there. It’s new to me anyway. “What is twerping?” I asked nonchalantly.

“Twerping?” He repeated back in question. “I don’t know. That’s a term from your day, isn’t it? It’s like being a punk, I guess.”

“So this new dance move is twerping?”

“I have no idea what you’re talking about,” he said laughing at me.

“Miley Cyrus,” I answered bringing him up to date. “Have you seen it?”

“Seen what? I know who Miley Cyrus is, but what specifically are you referring to?”

“Son, come out of the cave. I’m talking about her performance on VMA. She was twerping with Robin Thicke, getting nasty, touching his crotch and rubbing her ass up against him. Did you see any of that?”

(I think we all live in caves over here)

He starts laughing at me, “It’s called twerking, Mom, with a k, not a p. And yes, I saw clips of it.”

“Did that look sexy and appealing to you? Would you date a girl like that? She is a pretty girl, you know.”

“Hell no,” he answered and then repeated it again slower, “Hell - no! It was not sexy and appealing and the only way I’d date her is if I was hard up for a piece of ass and I’m not that desperate.”

I scoffed at him and turned away, “You’re just saying that because I’m your mother.”

“No, I’m saying it because it’s true. I don’t care about her looks, it’s her behavior I’d consider and she acted like a whore.”

I turned back to him and explained the definition, “A whore gets paid for her sexual favors and endeavors.”

“She got paid, didn’t she?”


And, while the entire world talks about Miley Cyrus being trashy in front of millions of viewers, no one is talking about the other players who helped set this thing in motion.

What about Robin Thicke? He didn’t stop it. I’m sure he really enjoyed getting a pretty girl to prance around in front of him barely clothed, rubbing his privates with first, a foam hand prop, and then her own butt. Okay, that was a bad example.

What about her boyfriend. Isn't he Thor's brother? He should have borrowed his brother's magic hammer and knocked some sense into that girl. I wouldn't have gone to the awards show either if I knew my significant other was going to embarrass herself like that. I'm sure he felt the sting as well wherever he was.

How about the VMA Awards? Did they not see the routine before the show; say during rehearsals? And yet, they were just as trashy for allowing it to air knowing full well there were children in the audience (Will and Jada’s children for starters) as well as many at home watching? They could have stopped it too.

The network should have spoken up and put their foot down. I didn’t hear a peep out of them as their money rolled in the door and into their vault. But then, that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it? Money. Seems everyone made out, but Miley - she got the backlash.

If the child is not smart enough to say no to it, then I would expect these other entities who are more experienced than she to step up to plate and say, “Miley, it’s just not a good thing. It would make you look like a sleazy, nasty, trashy girl. And for the love of God, put that oversized cow tongue back in your mouth!” At the very least, it should have started with her parents. Instead of indulging her, they probably should have taught their daughter self-esteem, self-respect, and responsibility for self-actions. This is what happens when you do not parent your child; she turns into Miley Cyrus and that is not a good thing.