Miley Cyrus’ VMA Sex Show: Shocking Reactions To Crotch Grabs, Grinding And Too Much Tongue

'Miley should have at least taken me out to dinner first,' one commenter tweets after polarizing performance.

Miley Cyrus promised her VMA performance of “We Can’t Stop” would be a crazier moment than Britney Spears and Madonna’s infamous 2003 kiss. And Miley made good on her word, proving that she doesn’t make promises she doesn’t keep — especially when it comes to twerking and taking off her pants.

Miley’s “We Can’t Stop” performance , which morphed into a medley of “Blurred Lines” with Robin Thicke and 2 Chainz, ripped a page from the scandalous video’s treatment (apt since video director Diane Martel also helped conceptualize Miley’s “We Can’t Stop” performance), but with more teddy bears, far less clothing and a giant foam finger.

Miley simulated sex acts still illegal in some states as she writhed around the stage, grinding against Thicke and executing physical maneuvers often not seen outside of your local King of Diamonds.

Mashable called it “childhood-ruining.” People called it purgatory’s version of a Build-A-Bear workshop (we’re paraphrasing). Dlisted called it an ode to Vice magazine. (Well put, Michael!)

We just called it Miley bein’ Miley. But here’s what everyone else was saying about Miley Cyrus’ polarizing, ass-packed VMA performance.

First, Rihanna’s reaction. (Opinion unclear.)

And the inevitable foam finger Twitter account.


Someone on Twitter’s dad: Maybe you should’ve started with the “We Can’t Stop” video as an introductory course.


Could I please see a menu?

Chris Crocker! Oh, the shade of it.

Twerk in the mirror: No word on whether this works, but that’s only because we haven’t yet tried.


Leave Jennifer Lawrence out of this!

Family ties!


Fatherly advice. Also, this would make a really sweet tattoo:

Love a good “Mean Girls” reference. Because there’s a “Mean Girls” quote for every occasion.

Miley Cyrus Meets World: Because some one-on-one time with everyone’s favorite neighbor-turned-teacher-turned-college-professor might be the voice of reason Miley needs:

Too easy. But we’ll admit that we laughed.


One person who loved it: Robin Thicke:

Tamar Anitai: MTV's pop editor, amateur cat Instagrammer, rap game Jennifer Love Hewitt. Tweets at @MTVBuzzworthy and @tamaranitai.