Miley Cyrus’s 2013 VMA Performance Inspires More Than 150 FCC Complaints
The people have spoken and at least 150 of them are not amused by Miley Cyrus’s 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. They wrote letters to the Federal Communications Commission to voice their concerns over Miley’s August 25 performance and what should be done about — as one writer called her — “Slutty Cyrus.”
Why are the complaints coming to light now weeks after we first saw the twerked out performance of Miley and Robin Thicke? Because somebody finally asked.
The Smoking Gun obtained the complaints under the Freedom of Information Act and some of them make for great reading (and a lesson in common spelling errors).
“The scars on our childrens minds cannot be easily erased,” one unhappy citizen wrote in. “They may now think this sort of thing is condoned and respected behavior.” Lock up your foam fingers, guys! The children are coming.
Others wrote to the FCC about how Miley went after a “stuff bear” and grabbed her “crouch” and acted “like a devil flicking their tongue as deamons do.”
“She should be banned from all TV appearances in the future!” one writer concluded. Too late, man.
The kicker to the whole deal: The FCC doesn’t oversee cable outlets like MTV, which means all of the complaints fell on deaf ears. Guess sometimes people just need to vent.