Billy Ray Cyrus and Alan Thicke Weigh In on Robin and Miley’s VMAs Burlesque Show
Miley Cyrus twerking her flapjack booty on Beetlejuice doppelganger Robin Thicke was the talk of MTV’s 2013 Video Music Awards. Now, after days of tweets on the controversial performance, the stars’ famous fathers are sharing their two cents on the show.
Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, who appeared alongside his once clean-cut daughter on the Disney smash Hannah Montana, told Entertainment Tonight’s Nancy O’Dell Tuesday:
“Of course I’ll always be here for Miley. Can’t wait see her when she gets home. She’s still my little girl and I’m still her Dad regardless how this circus we call show business plays out. I love her unconditionally and that will never change.”
Alan Thicke, who starred on the ’80s sitcom Growing Pains, is perhaps best known these days as Robin Thicke’s dad. For his part, Alan wishes the pissed off parents of America (who were forced to explain delicate terms like “Hoo-Ha” and “Booty Poppin’” to the eight-year-olds) would quit blasting his kid for setting a bad example for theirs.
And after all, how come no one’s blasting Lady Gaga, the elder Thicke asked in a tweet this afternoon.
“Parents still bemoaning VMAs might have had a clue when Gaga bared butt in opening. Good time to lock up your children?!”
Miley herself also doesn’t seem too concerned about all the negative criticism she’s received for the racy number. She even bragged that her VMAs “Blurred Lines/We Can’t Stop” mashup amassed “306.000 tweets per minute.” But the Parents Television Council slammed MTV for what’s clearly become the most talked-about performance of the evening.
“MTV continues to sexually exploit young women by promoting acts that incorporate ‘twerking’ in a nude-colored bikini. How is this image of former child star Miley Cyrus appropriate for 14-year-olds?”
The organization added that “heads should roll” at MTV after Miley’s display.