At this point, the list of people Miley Cyrus has offended is getting rather long.
First came the more than 150 FCC complaints related to her controversial MTV Video Music Award performance with Robin Thicke. That same act inspired several heated comments from the inventor of the foam finger. (Don’t worry, though. They’re cool now that Miley says she got him seats at Saturday Night Live).
Now there’s yet another addition to the “offended by Miley” list: The Stroke Association after Miley’s remarks on SNL about why she’s always airing out her tongue.
In case you missed the 20-year-old’s gig hosting and performing on the October 5 show, Miley told actress Vanessa Bayer, who was playing the Hannah Montana-version of Miley, that she’s always airing out her tongue now because “I’m having tiny strokes, yo!”
Tiny strokes actually happen and aren’t something to joke about, counters Patrick Olszowski of the Stroke Association. In a statement released about Miley’s comments, the Association wrote: “Having a mini-stroke is no laughing matter. Around 46,000 people in the UK have a mini-stroke each year, with one in ten leading to a major stroke.”
Sticking out your tongue is “not a sign of having a stroke,” the statement continues. “Having a stroke is a serious medical emergency. With the right care and support, as well as compassion from those around them, people can make fantastic recoveries.”
Unfortunately, there is not yet a cure for the condition of Miley Cyrus mania.
Source: The Stroke Association