Miley Cyrus seemed excited Monday when she announced herself as the host of the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. But a group of parents are very, very concerned about their kids’ well being with Cyrus as the master of ceremonies.
The Parents Television Council released a statement Tuesday condemning MTV’s choice of host for the network’s flagship awards show.
“MTV’s choice of Miley Cyrus as host for its annual Video Music Awards show makes clear the network’s intentions as to what kind of program it intends to air,” the statement from PTC President Tim Winter read. “If MTV cannot guarantee that the program will be suitable for children, then the network must — must — rate the show TV-MA. Assigning any lower age-rating constitutes an express message to parents, and to corporate sponsors, that the program will be free of explicit material.”
Winter additionally expressed his concern over Cyrus’ involvement Wednesday, assuring the show will be “profane.” “It’s not going to be safe for children to watch,” he told Gossip Cop.
“As a parent of a teenager, the content from two years ago was clearly not appropriate for a 14-year-old. I think last year’s was toned down quite a bit,” he continued. “This year, clearly, they’re going to try to ramp it back up again. And based on everything we’ve seen Miley doing in recent years, she certainly seems angry and certainly seems enjoying being the provocateur.”
Winter alludes to the infamous “twerk heard ’round the world” involving Cyrus and Robin Thicke. Last year, though, Cyrus used the platform after winning Video of the Year to raise awareness about teen homelessness in Los Angeles.