Miley Cyrus' VMA performance: Read complaints to FCC
Twerk-gate 2013 isn’t over yet, folks.
The Smoking Gun has obtained the 150 (!) actual complaints that upset viewers filed to the FCC after Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance last month. Because the VMAs aired on MTV, a cable network, the FCC doesn’t actually have authority to levy any penalties against the channel…but sometimes it just feels good to get something off your chest, doesn’t it? (A rep for Cyrus didn’t immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.)
While the commenters are outraged, everything continues to come up Cyrus since her awards show performance. In addition to her Saturday Night Live gig Oct. 5, the video for her new single “Wrecking Ball” has been viewed over 44 million times.
Check out some highlights of the outrage-filled, misspelled missives to the FCC — which includes an odd amount of concern for the stuffed bears — below. (Note: On The Smoking Guns’ site, users can see scans of the actual complaint documents, courtesy of a Freedom of Information Act request).
“She made multiple very indecent sexual poses and gestures, from grabbing her crouch, using a foam finger like a dildo, and licking the butt of a stuff bear in a sexual manner. Plus the fact she barely had any clothes on.”
Cyrus “touched the genitals of an older man while performing music.”
“acting like a devil flicking that tongue as deamons do.”
Dry humping, which they call twerking apparently.”
“I suggest 12 months in a convent!”
Cyrus engaged in “implied sexual acts with bears.” (What would Stephen Colbert say!?)
“Miley Cyrus needs to be spanked.” Never fear, concerned viewer. She’s probably saving that for her next performance.