So, what about that Miley Cyrus at the VMAâ€™s? Got an opinion? Well it seems lots of people do. From the â€˜twerking is not workingâ€™ post I saw, to all those amazing photo-shopped mockery tweeted pics of the grind-a-thon twatted basically as the â€˜performanceâ€™ happened and even Mileyâ€™s comeback just this week, itâ€™s all caused quite the stir.
Fâ€™ that Syria noise I say, this is important stuff!
But regardless of how uncomfortable Robin â€˜I heard he is truly â€˜thickâ€™ you know whereâ€™ Thickeâ€™s frightened pose was in his Beetle Juice suit and the fact that nobody will ever be able to look at one of those foam #1 sport finger thingies the same way again, and what might be the worst use of a tongue in recorded history, less we forgetâ€¦
Britney Spearsâ€™ made many provocative semi-unclothed gyrations through the years, especially her tryst with an albino python during â€œIâ€™m A Slave 4 Uâ€ in 2001. Or Brit, Madonna (who I will get to in a sec in her own) and Christian Aguliera showing up for their own gang bang at the VMAâ€™s in 2003 when there was full-on open mouth kisses galore (as if anybody expected any less) .Or his purple pop-ness himself Prince, dancing and playing â€œGet Offâ€ in a sheer-assless yellow suit. And then, yes Madonna, writhing in a short wedding dress for â€œLike A Virginâ€ in 1984 at the first VMA show.
As I guess we are all pretty much aware, our pop stars have to not only reinvent themselves every month or so but need to push the limits of whatever they feel is good taste to keep themselves in the public eye. And really, is anybody surprised that the VMA’s, built around music television as they are, would be about anything but a startling visual? At her first sit down post the show Miley said: â€œItâ€™s been done before,â€ about her performance, something I have to agree on for sure, though her quip to Thicke Â â€œYou know, we’re about to make history right now,â€ makes me cringe with not only the womanâ€™s high opinion self awareness but how prescient she was.
Where does this all leave us now a week later? In the end, do the VMAâ€™s rate on any meter of public taste or popularity? How many people simply taped the show to fast forward to the parts they wanted to see, skipping past the Miley stuff when it became apparent how banal it all was?
Weigh in here if you like, but God knows we are all probably on to something else already anyway.