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One Of Miley Cyrus’s Dancing Bears Speaks Out About The Performance That Made Her Feel “Less Than Human”

I was in Miley Cyrus’ 2013 VMA performance as one of the background bears. I had never done anything in a costume with a mask like that before. I mean, I dressed up as a Pink Power Ranger when I was in Kindergarten and I had a mask on but, I digress… I had never been in a performance where I was purely meant to be gawked or laughed at. I will never forget that performance because it is what forced me to draw my personal line in the sand. After our first dress rehearsal in the costumes with the crew, publicists, performers etc watching us, I walked out of the Barclay Center shaking and crying. Thankfully, my best friends, Kelly and Kerri, happened to be NYC to visit me. They were waiting for me and I walked up to them and broke down. I love being the center of attention, but that was something different. I was being stared and laughed at for all of the wrong reasons. I was being looked at as a prop … as something less than human.

One of the women who was a backup dancer during Miley Cyrus’ MTV VMAs performance — as a bear — wrote about the less-than-inspiring experience for her blog. The woman, whose name I haven’t yet figured out, is a little person (LP is the shorthand she uses in the post) and she explains that up until the day of the performance, she didn’t know what she would be dancing to or as, and that that after what she found to be a dehumanizing experience, she’ll no longer take gigs like this. She continues: Keep reading »

Miley Cyrus Says We’re All Over Thinking Her VMAs Performance

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Miley Cyrus Says She Doesn't Pay Attention To The Negative
"You're thinking about it more than I thought about it."

“I don’t pay attention to the negative because I’ve seen this play out so many times. How many times have we seen this play out in pop music? Madonna’s done it. Britney’s done it. Every VMA performance, that’s what you’re looking for; you’re wanting to make history. Me and Robin, the whole time said, ‘You know we’re about to make history right now.’ What’s amazing is I think now, we’re three days later, and people are still talking about it. They’re over thinking it. You’re thinking about it more than I thought about it when I did it. Like, I didn’t even think about it ’cause that’s just me.”

– I don’t think anyone will be surprised to learn that Miley Cyrus did not put much thought into her MTV Video Music Awards performance with Robin Thicke. I don’t think anyone thinks she’s anything but a 20-year-old, having fun and never hearing “no.” While I think she has a point that the VMAs have always featured “shocking” performances that people remember for years, I think she’s missing a valuable opportunity to, you know, learn something from how her performance was received regardless of its intent. Like that it’s not cool to treat black women’s bodies like props, for example. And, you know, to keep her tongue in the mouth, please. [via E! Online]

Poll: Was Miley’s VMAs Performance All In Good Fun Or Totally Offensive?

Miley's VMA Performance
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Let’s take a minute to talk about Miley Cyrus, shall we?

With a performance so uncomfortable it rivals that of the bride who grinded down the aisle to Buckcherry’s “Crazy Bitch,” Miley’s jaw-dropping VMAs stunt left parents covering the eyes of their children and grown adults glaring with disapproval as they watched in awe.

It’s safe to say the twerkin’ pop star’s performance ruffled more than a few feathers, but there’s something to be said about the fact that we’re still talking about it days later. Wasn’t that the point? Keep reading »

Robin Thicke Is Not Pleased Twerk-Happy Miley Cyrus Stole His VMAs Thunder

Miley & Robin At The VMAs!
What WAS that? Let's revisit (in GIFs)! Read More »
VMA's Best & Worst Dressed
The 2013 MTV VMAs -- Our Picks For Best & Worst Dressed
The Frisky, Celebuzz and Vibe Vixen review the VMAs red carpet! Read More »
21 Weird Miley Moments
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  • LOL, Robin Thicke is mad that Miley Cyrus upstaged him during his own performance. Trust me, Robin. Not one moment of your pervy drunk uncle routine was overlooked. [International Business Times]
  • Speaking of Miley, here is an on point essay about the racial implications of her performance. [Jezebel Groupthink]
  • So, what did Kelly Clarkson think of the VMAs? Not calling out anyone by name, Clarkson tweeted: ”2 words … #pitchystrippers.” Burn. [Us Weekly]
  • Um, was that Ryan Gosling rocking out to NSYNC at the VMAs? This GIF suggests as much… [Uproxx] Keep reading »

Our 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Wrap-Up

Our 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Wrap-Up

Well, better late than never. We had planned on getting up the rest of our VMA wrap-up — featuring our friends Andy and Deena from Celebuzz and Vibe Vixen — a little earlier, but, well, we had technical difficulties. But so did Justin Timberlake, who sounded like his vocals were being transmitted through a 1988 Walkman’s foam headphones, and we looked past that. Anyway, check out what the four of us thought about the VMA performances — including more thoughts on Miley and Robin’s silliness, as well as the ever-so-brief appearance from NSYNC.

Taylor Swift & Harry Styles Hang At MTV VMAs After-Party

Miley & Robin At The VMAs!
What WAS that? Let's revisit (in GIFs)! Read More »
VMA's Best & Worst Dressed
The 2013 MTV VMAs -- Our Picks For Best & Worst Dressed
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  • Taylor Swift may have gotten in a dig at ex Harry Styles when accepting her VMA last night — and she was busted saying he should “shut the fuck up” when talking to bestie Selena Gomez — but the two still posed for a pic together at an after party. Maybe all is forgiven? [MTV]
  • Justin Timberlake’s *NSYNC bandmates are reportedly not stoked that they were given such a brief appearance during his performance at last night’s VMAs. [Us Weekly]
  • It’s Miley, bitch: Rolling Stone‘s Rob Sheffield on the tongue that licked the world at the 2013 MTV VMAs. [Rolling Stone]
  • And here’s another writer defending Miley’s performance and recent “ratchet” schtick. [Flavorwire]
  • The Onion, meanwhile, predicted that Miley would give this kind of performance all the way back in 2008. [Reddit]

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Watch! Our Picks For Best & Worst Dressed At The 2013 MTV VMAs!

The 2013 MTV VMAs -- Our Picks For Best & Worst Dressed
Our Best & Worst Dressed!

The MTV VMAs have come and gone, but our memories of the terrible outfits and criminally bad hair live on. We sat down with our friends over at Celebuzz and Vibe Vixen to dish on the best and worst looks of the night, and what exactly was up with Miley Cyrus’s hair. Take a look, and then tell us which looks you loved and hated in the comments.

Miley & Robin At The VMAs!
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So That’s Who Robin Thicke Was Inspired By At Last Night’s VMAs…

Miley & Robin At The VMAs!
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So That’s Who Robin Thicke Was Inspired By At Last Night’s VMAs…

Beetlejuice certainly did have a lecherous side too, didn’t he? Lydia (aka Winona Ryder) does not approve. [Facebook]

17 GIFs That Tell You All You Need To Know About Miley Cyrus & Robin Thicke’s MTV VMAs Performance

Watch Their Ridiculous Performance Here!

All anyone can talk about this morning is last night’s MTV Video Music Awards, particularly the performance from Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke. It was essentially the final nail in the coffin of Miley’s childhood and established Thicke as the music industry’s resident pervy drunk uncle. Let’s review what went down… Keep reading »

Tonight’s VMAs: Live Tweet With The Frisky!

The MTV Video Music Awards are almost here!

To stay on top of what’s happening on the red carpet and during tonight’s show, make sure you’re following @TheFrisky on Twitter, where our resident style guru (and Brooklyn native!) Julie, will be live tweeting.

She’ll be questioning fashion choices, critiquing performances, and like the rest of the world, wondering how it’s possible for JT to be “sippin from your cup ’til it runneth over” … because that shit just doesn’t make sense.

And don’t forget to use the hashtag #TheVMASpin! Tune in at 7 p.m. EST and don’t miss a beat.

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