Moms React To Miley Cyrus’ VMA Performance

miley cyrus performing at a concert

So about Miley Cyrus… WTF? When it comes to VMA performances, there is racy and controversial — which Britney Spears has pretty much locked down — and then there is downright skanky. Miley’s performance was, unfortunately for everyone (especially her parents), the latter.

I, like many others I’m sure, just kept thinking two things: 1.) Please let this be over soon so this poor girl can run and hide, and 2.) Omg, her parents are watching this. Then I thought about all the other moms who were watching, potentially with their kids, and it made me nauseous. I’m not a prude, and I think artists have every right to express themselves in whatever way they want to, but to me, Miley’s whole act seemed like a desperate cry for attention. It wasn’t cool or artistic or even weirdly eccentric. It was uninventive and just, well, dirty.


I personally could never face my mom after an act like that (um, not that I would ever do that in the first place, but ya know…), so I of course was wondering what the reaction from Miley’s mom was. Apparently her mom was totally okay with it because she stood up and applauded her daughter at the end of the performance. But a couple of other moms were not so keen on Ms. Cyrus’s show, including:

  • Gloria Loring (aka Robin Thicke’s mom): “Oh, Lord, have mercy. … I was not expecting her to be putting her butt that close to my son. The problem is now I can never ‘unsee’ it.”
  • Brooke Shields (aka Hannah Montana’s mom): “I was Hannah Montana’s mother. I don’t approve.” Miley’s TV mom had a lot more to say about the incident, which you can see here.
  • Melissa Rycroft: The reality star mom tweeted, “I think I’m too old to appreciate the (ahem) new Miley Cyrus….feeling slightly violated…”

You can see a bunch of other hilarious reactions from stars on Twitter here. In the meantime, hopefully Miley recovers quickly and remembers that she has actual talent — or at least puts some clothes on.