Don’t be surprised if people start referring to moments in their lives as “before Miley Cyrus’ 2013 VMA performance” and “after Miley Cyrus’ 2013 VMA Performance.” The display was truly so outrageous that MTV producers should have seriously considered issuing a warning beforehand.
In case you haven’t seen it yet and would like to experience the moment thousands of teenagers’ childhoods died, here’s the complete video…
While Miley twerked her way around the stage, celebrities in the audience were visibly shocked. This perfect picture of Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith and their kids was reportedly captured during one of the more obscene moments in Miley’s act.
On Today the next morning, Brooke Shields noted the picture was particularly ironic because Willow Smith’s I Whip My Hair song was considered by many to be too mature… Yet, she was still blown away by Miley’s moves.
Brooke, who actually played Miley’s mother on Hannah Montana, added she didn’t approve of her stage daughter’s performance and thought it was desperate.
The shock waves also spread across social media at lightening speed.
Remind me to never let my kids into showbiz… Thanks
— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) August 26, 2013
Poor Billy Ray … pic.twitter.com/TkbTjf7vlR
— andyroddick (@andyroddick) August 26, 2013
Raise your hand if you feel personally victimized by Miley Cyrus' #VMAs performance.
— E! Online (@eonline) August 26, 2013
Watching VMAs. Haven't been in a strip club in a while, but good to see nothing has changed
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) August 26, 2013
I will always have this version of Miley. Let's live in the past and heal. pic.twitter.com/zMsEW2PvfO
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) August 26, 2013
Things I learned watching the #VMAs2013: There's nothing you can do with a foam finger that you can't air on MTV.
— James Van Der Beek (@vanderjames) August 26, 2013
For what it’s worth, Miley’s dear ol’ dad tweeted an indirect message shortly after the show ended.
Thanking God for so many blessings tonight. Continue to pray for world peace. More love …less hate.
— Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) August 26, 2013
What did you think of Miley’s performance?