Parents have complained that their children's eyeballs were burned or something, but if you let your kids listen to her music, you should be doing the research. You should know that by now, Hannah Montana has been murdered by her evil twin, the Tongue, and that her videos are no longer kid friendly. If you are going to blindly (lazily) let your kids watch and listen without getting involved yourself to see what's up, then you can't be all self-righteous when it turns out little Jimmy's favorite pop star talks about threesomes and Ecstasy in interviews and at awards ceremonies. And you shouldn't be letting your kids watch the VMAs anyway. They aren't for kids ( I mean, they are, cuz MTV is sleazy and targets kids inappropriately, but we should know better and not let them watch, at least until we have and deleted the bad stuff).
But ok, fine, I would also agree that their was a LOT of sexy time going on up there, and it made zero sense to me, until I went ahead and watched the Blurred Lines unrated video. And now I get it. It was pretty much the video, complete with crotch rubbing foam hand and dry humping. And believe me, the target audience for the VMAs have all seen it so this was probably not even slightly shocking. So far, all her critics (and where are HIS, I might add) have been my age-that is, we probably haven't seen the video, and we aren't their audience anyway. I am not seeing a lot of outraged articles by anyone under 40. Most of the audience probably got the reference and the context for the video. The old fogies are all up in arms while the young-uns (her audience) are shrugging their shoulders and moving on to the next thing. Us old folk need to get off the intrawebs!
Lastly, ok, let's say we SHOULD get all blamey. Let's be clear-Miley didn't just spring this on the MTV folks. There are producers, directors, choreographers, agents, etc who all knew exactly what was coming, and what the reaction would be. It's just like the Britney train wreck a few years back. I'm betting the producers watched Brit rehearse (well, not really rehearse as much as stand there and wiggle) and were like "Yes!!! She's a hot fucking mess! This is going to be awesome! We are going to get sooooo much press!" So, no hate for them? What about Thicke? No one thinks it's gross that this guy 20 years older than her is getting a crotch rub from an almost teenager? And smiling? As usual, it's the girl we want to slut shame, and it's the girl we want to punish.
Her performance , and Thicke's, deserves criticism, but not for being sexy. It was racist and it was sexist, and it's disgusting for those reasons, but so far, there hasn't been much talk about that. Just the good ole USA, freakin' out about the sexy stuff, as usual.