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Monday, August 26, 2013

Miley Cyrus' VMA Performance: A Lesson In Authenticity


It just seems like yesterday that Miley Cyrus was the seemingly innocent Hanna Montana, but apparently she's all grown up and knows a thing or two about racy performances and how to get everyone talking. Last night's VMA performance was no exception.

You know that saying, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all"? Well, excuse me while I put that aside for just a moment to give you my utterly honest opinion of Miley's performance.

It was a hot mess.

By no means do I consider myself conservative when it comes to sex. In fact, I think sexuality should be embraced. Whatever you do is your business. I'm also not here to criticize Miley Cyrus and how she dresses or how she looks because that goes against my philosophy of expressing who you are. If you're comfortable and confident in who you are, do you.

What I do want to talk about is being authentic in your art, and to me, Miley didn't seem authentic in her performance. Miley looked like she was trying too hard and did not look confident at all. I can't even remember what song she sang - only that she was gyrating against Robin Thicke, who looked so uncomfortable. Apparently that dance move she did is called "twerking" for you fellow grown-ups out there. I actually had to look up what that I meant, which made me feel...um, old.

I felt a slight twinge of pity for Miley whose performance to tell the world that she's all grown up resulted in utter failure. I only hope she doesn't go down the same road as fellow Disney alum, Britney Spears.

I won't really delve into the idea of MTV using ex-child stars to promote sexual acts. Let me just say that there are so many other channels promoting sex nowadays. If you're a parent allowing your child to watch MTV's Video Music Awards knowing full well that they almost always have half-naked women dancing on stage and rappers cursing, that's on you.

All I want to know is why. What prompted Miley's performance? What is it a publicity stunt? Was Miley drugged out? Is this who she really is? Or are there puppet strings being pulled in the music world that should be examined further?