Miley Cyrus’s MTV Video Music Awards unexpectedly provocative performance left a lot of people shaking their heads and wagging their fingers. And at the front of the line is Miley’s own mom. Well, TV mom.
Hollywood legend Brooke Shields appeared on the Disney show Hannah Montana as Miley’s dead mother (it was a whole “let the good ghost guide you” dynamic). More recently, Brooke had a few things to say about her onscreen daughter’s public twerking.
“I was Hannah Montana’s mother! Where did I go wrong?!” Brooke said as she waved her hands in fake hysteria while co-hosting the Today show on Monday, August 26.
“I just sorta want to know who’s advising her and why it’s necessary,” she continued. As a former child actor, Brooke knows a little something about growing up in the public eye (her infamous Levi’s ad and teenage role as a prostitute both come to mind). Plus, Brooke now a mother with Miley fans at home.
“My seven-year-old [and] my 10-year-old, they can’t watch that,” Brooke said. “Here’s the thing: I feel like it’s a bit desperate.” She first noticed the “Disney overcorrection” (props to the other co-host for that diagnostic gem) when she took her daughters to see Miley perform.
“We went to her Miley Cyrus concert. And it was a very different vibe,” she explained. “You could see her trying so hard to go against that...But she can sing beautifully! I feel like if she lets that lead rather than her, um, bottom lead…”
But, Brooke insists, you have to give credit where credit is due: “She went for it. You got to give her some credit. We’re all talking about her.” True enough, Brooke. True enough.