It's less than a week until this year's VMAs, so we're not surprised to be hearing some complaints about what's to come.
When Miley Cyrus was announced as host for MTV's 2015 Video Music Awards, we knew the controversial former child star was going to ruffle some feathers, but it seems like the Parents Television Council has been downright molting over the news!
Although the 23-year-old pop star has yet to stir up any drama, the PTC has already tried to torpedo the award show by contacting past sponsors and urging them to pull their ads.
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Apparently, the "family-values" group found Miley's 2013 VMAs performance with Robin Thicke a little too suggestive for the supposed 14+ audience, so they want to make sure nothing like that happens this year.
In fact, the PRC reached out to about two-dozen companies mid-August with a Miley-condemning letter, which read:
"The Parents Television Council is issuing an urgent alert to all corporate advertisers regarding MTV's annual award show, the Video Music Awards. MTV's award shows are known for carefully orchestrated controversy and shock value, even though the program is marketed to impressionable young viewers.
MTV appears to be courting controversy with this year's VMAs by its choice of Miley Cyrus — who, you will recall, ignited a firestorm of controversy during the 2013 VMAs when she bent over and gyrated on the pelvis of Robin Thicke, and pretended to masturbate with a giant foam finger – as host."
We think it's safe to say that Miley will most likely do something that goes viral, but we also don't think the PRC should be able to judge her before she's even done anything!
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Plus, if you don't want your child to watch Miley potentially embrace her sexuality on-stage, then don't let them — but don't try to ruin everyone else's fun!
Can't stop, won't stop Miley anyway!
[Image via Miley Cyrus/Instagram.]
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