Miley Cyrus' booty-shaking VMA performance gets quite the reaction

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by Lauren Moraski

CBS

Posted on August 27, 2013 at 9:50 AM

(CBS NEWS) - There's a lot to say about Miley Cyrus' provacative booty-shaking, twerk-heavy MTV Video Music Awards performance from Sunday night. This was one performance that won't be forgotten very quickly. This after Cyrus gave Robin Thicke a lap dance, paraded around with dancing bears, twerked her butt off and grabbed her crotch a few times. Not to mention the tongue. We saw a lot of that.

Thicke's mother, Gloria Loring, told OMG! Insider, "I don't understand what Miley Cyrus is trying to do. I think she's misbegotten in this attempt of hers. And I think it was not beneficial." She added, "I didn't get what her point was. It was so over the top as to almost be a parody of itself."

Lance Bass also spoke about the performance, noting that his nieces and nephews tuned in to MTV to watch him perform with *NSYNC.
 
"I didn't know I had to warn them that their little Hannah Montana was going to be naked and humping a finger," Bass said during an interview on Sirius/XM. "I think it's her thing. I think she shocked a lot of her younger fans, especially the parents, who might not be so happy with her thing, and she's just being Miley."
Celebrities, meanwhile, are chiming in on Twitter. Take a look at some of the other reactions:
 
@ThatKevinSmith: Thank Christ! The internet has stopped bitching about #BatFleck to bitch about Miley Cyrus' #MtvVMAs performance instead... #SentientTongue
 
@AlbertBrooks: Thank Christ! The internet has stopped bitching about #BatFleck to bitch about Miley Cyrus' #MtvVMAs performance instead... #SentientTongue
 
@joshgracin: Thanks Miley Cyrus.. Now I have to explain to my 11 yr old daughter why she no longer can follow your career.
 
@MelissaRycroft: Thanks Miley Cyrus.. Now I have to explain to my 11 yr old daughter why she no longer can follow your career.
 
@JuddApatow: Thanks Miley Cyrus.. Now I have to explain to my 11 yr old daughter why she no longer can follow your career.
 
@chrissyteigen: I very much enjoy this new Miley Cyrus song so does this cancel out the pen thing.
 
@adamlambert: And listen if it wasn't ur cup of tea--- all good but why is everyone spazzing? Hey - she's doin something right. We all talkin.
 
@adamlambert: Hold up! I didn't actually state whether or not I liked @MileyCyrus performance. I merely said she was having fun and to cut her some slack.
 
@kelly_clarkson: Just saw a couple performances from the VMA's last night. 2 words.... #pitchystrippers
 
According to MTV News, despite reports to the contrary, Will Smith and his family weren't watching Cyrus when a snapshot was taken of them looking surprised at the VMAs; they were actually taking in Lady Gaga's performance -- and seemed to be enjoying it.
 

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