Robin Thicke, you need to call your mama right now. The mom of the R&B star is rather horrified by his performance with Miley Cyrus at last night’s MTV Video Music Awards — and so are lots of other parents.
“I haven’t seen this new incarnation of Miley Cyrus yet. I was not expecting her to be putting her butt that close to my son,” Thicke’s mom Gloria Loring told omg! Insider.
“It’s not that I saw it once, it’s that I can never un-see it. Him? Love it! I love that suit, the black and white suit. I don’t understand what Miley Cyrus is trying to do. I just don’t understand. I think she’s misbegotten in this attempt of hers, and I think it was not beneficial.”
Of course, there’s a point to be made that she didn’t voice any displeasure over Thicke’s own controversial song, “Blurred Lines,” or the video featuring topless models and a sign reading “Robin Thicke has a big d***.” (His father Alan Thicke has defended the tune in the press.)
Loring wasn’t the only parent displeased with the raunchy act. The Parents Television Council issued a statement blasting MTV for airing the spot.
“MTV continues to sexually exploit young women by promoting acts that incorporate ‘twerking’ in a nude-colored bikini. How is this image of former child star Miley Cyrus appropriate for 14-year-olds?” said Director of Public Policy Dan Isett.
Added Paul Porter, advisory board member for the PTC, “The Miley Cyrus/Robin Thicke performance simply substituted talent with sex… Heads should roll at MTV.”
Miley’s dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, may well be just as uncomfortable as the rest of us, because he doesn’t even want to talk about it. He made sure to point out that a tweet he made last night that many thought referenced Miley’s antics most definitely did not — yet stopped short of saying anything complimentary about his daughter act, period.
Thanking God for so many blessings tonight. Continue to pray for world peace. More love …less hate.
— Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) August 26, 2013
And finally, Nick Cannon, father of two with wife Mariah Carey, had this to say, which pretty much sums it up.
Remind me to never let my kids into showbiz… Thanks
— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) August 26, 2013