I did not watch the VMA’s last night but I woke up this morning to a news feed full of Miley Cyrus and how wrong what she did was and how disgusting and trashy it was and I had to go look for myself to see what all the craziness about it was.
This is what I posted this morning to the MidgetMomma Facebook Page
All this fuss about Miley Cyrus on facebook today so I went and watch the video, was it a bit trashy yes, would i want my girls doing that no, but its entertainment, the point is to put on a show and that is what she did. Thats what all performers do. Being able to sing is one thing but being able to preform is another and we see many singers doing this and for all we know they are acting to stir people’s emotions up and she sure stirred up emotions last night. There is acting skill that goes into preforming on a stage and when you are in the race with many others doing the same thing you need to stand out. The tabloids catch what they want to so we dont know the “real” person unless we meet them or know them personally. My news feed has been all about this all morning is about and if people didn’t know about her before now they do and I have learned that any advertising of your brand can be turned in to good advertising even if it is “bad”.
Well after watching it I will agree that it was done in a trashy manner, and that it was provocative, sexual and NOT something that my kids will be allowed to watch ever (at least not with my permission until they are like 40) but at the same time I have to give her props.
In a room FILLED with well known stars, singers that the world knows about she won. She won because we are all talking about her today, heck I am writing this post about her that if she had not done what she did last night I would not be writing and the same goes for many other websites. She took an opportunity and ran with it, signing with someone who has a #1 single currently and making a name for herself that will be remembered. Is she going to get good publicity from this well no she is not but in the entertainment world ANY publicity is good publicity. All you want is people to be talking about you, good, bad or indifferent it does not matter. All that matters is that people are talking.
Miley Cyrus did it, she has the world talking. People who never knew her before now do, people who don’t like her are talking about her, those who do like her are talking about her and out of how many others that preformed last night? Big names preformed last night and she is the one people are talking about, which means she did something right.
We might not agree with her dance moves, her song lyrics, her actions, or anything she did last night but one thing we all have to admit is that if she did not do that last night we wouldn’t be talking about her today and she would not be getting the publicity she is getting right now. I am not sure what else she could have done moves wise to this song anyway… its all about sex and drugs. And for those wondering what twerking is its dancing in a sexual manner (I had to look that up this morning lol)
She has even beat out Lady Gaga in how much is being said about her and Lady Gaga ended hers with a shell bikini that showed her naked butt …. Miley had all her clothes on.
I would NOT want my girls to be doing this and heck I don’t want them looking up to them as role models but I also see it is acting. I don’t let my kids watch MTV just like I do not let them watch R Rated movies… why because it is not appropriate for them to be watching! As a parent it is my job is to teach my kids the difference between real and fake, right and wrong and if I allow my girls to idolize a performance like this then I am not doing my job. If I allow my children to listen to music that is not age appropriate for them it is my fault not the person who made the music. It is my job to teach my children NOT the celebs who they see on TV, or hear on the radio or anyone else for that matter. Tom and I are the ones who need to instill values, morals, self confidence ect in our children.
So while the world is up in arms about Miley’s performance last night just remember she won, she has the attention of the world. All heads are looking at her, everyone is talking about her and out of everyone there last night, all the BIG stars SHE is who the world is talking about so for that one not only does she win but she gets props to. She set out to be talked about (its obvious) and that is what is happening.
And here is the proof on twitter that what she did last night gave her the attention she was wanting- that is a TON of tweets for one performance!
If you have not taken a look at the lyrics of the song the actions of the 2 of them don’t shock me the song is about cheating while married (and somehow its a top song, that makes me sad).
I have included the video – and I am going to warn you DO NOT watch with children around, it is provocative.
Video credit AVMusicTV
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