August 28, 2013

Local Facebook readers pan Miley Cyrus performance

PLATTSBURGH — Former “Hannah Montana” star Miley Cyrus is taking heat over her suggestive dance at the MTV Video Music Awards — and many Press-Republican Facebook readers think it is warranted.

The Press-Republican posed a question on Facebook, asking people what they thought of the former Disney star’s dance with Robin Thicke. Though some readers criticized the PR for asking an entertainment question when serious matters like Syria are in the news, almost 80 reactions to the Cyrus question were posted in a couple of hours.

Here is a sampling:

Sarah Burleigh: “Omg. Our world and morals are so messed up. People need to prevent kids from seeing this violence and filth. Not encourage it and then get upset when there is a backlash from it.”

Gary DeCelle: “Shock and awe over Miley Cyrus’s performance in the VMA Awards. Why, I’m not shocked at all; we have been advancing towards this kind of entertainment for a long time. Madonna, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Janet Jackson and many others have led the way with this kind of disgusting strip joint performance. There has been little discussion about these kinds of performances up to now so we were bound to get to this point sooner or later. I wondered how much it would take before there would be some kind of outrage and it has finally gotten here. So who do we blame for this kind of behavior? All of us! If anything was ever said about these kinds of previous performances, you were looked at like you were some kind of prude or were accused of being an old fart. Ok so here we are and now there is outrage all over the place. Now don’t blame Miley Cyrus or her father or demand some MTV flunky be fired, no the blame for this can be shared by all. Nope I’m not upset, I want to thank Miley for kicking us all in the (well you know) and now maybe now some civility and morals will return to the stage thanks to her outrageous display on stage.”

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