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Should MTV Be Held Responsible For Miley Cyrus' Performance?

Should MTV Be Held Responsible For Miley Cyrus' Performance?

It’s what everyone has been talking about all week: Miley Cyrus and her (what some would call) bizarre performance at the 2013 VMA’s. The child-star turned sexy pop star has caused quite a tongue-waggling stir after performing a suggestive twerk-ridden dance with Robin Thicke. Though some are willing to laugh it off and make jokes, the Parents Television Council is taking Miley’s moves very seriously.

The PTC issued a statement placing all the blame on MTV, calling for a Television Consumer Freedom Act that would allow parents to choose whether or not they wanted to have MTV included in their cable television package.

PTC Director of Public Policy, Dan Isett, explains how he believes MTV has given the VMA’s a false rating this year. He says, “MTV has once again succeeded in marketing sexually charged messages to young children using former child stars and condom commercials -- while falsely rating this program as appropriate for kids as young as 14. This is unacceptable. He adds, “This much is absolutely clear: MTV marketed adults-only material to children while falsely manipulating the content rating to make parents think the content was safe for their children. 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?”

What did you think of Miley Cyrus’ performance at the VMA’s this year?

Do you think MTV misled viewers by marketing the VMA’s as a family friendly program?


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  • rosepowell By rosepowell

    Should they be blamed, I don't know if blamed is the right term, however, I'm certainly sure they knew what was coming... I feel like her actions were deliberate and overly exaggerated, her walking with her crotch out, I mean, who walks like that and thinks its cute? I think that Miley is really struggling to make a different name for herself outside of Hannah, I feel like she doesn't want to be viewed and compared to her childhood fame, the transition for everyone is always hard and most people don't know how to "cope"/accept, instead we just judge. I respect and appreciate people who are true to themselves, perhaps this is who Miley is, or perhaps she's trying to get publicity, but there's a reason why I don't like Gaga and Nicki, I'm just saying. Be you, your just as special, fantastic and beautiful that way. Keep your head up Miley, you'll get there!

  • rosepowell By rosepowell

    Ps. MTV is not for "children"... No matter how they spin it. Never has been, never will be!

  • damedelamour By damedelamour

    Putting aside what I think about Miley's performance, there's no reason MTV should be held accountable for her actions. MTV is not a kid's TV station. I feel, maybe it's for 13 year olds, but really it's for 17-23 year olds. The VMA's in particular has had many overtly sexual pop princesses on the stage and plenty of sexual and drug references. The program isn't for young people and neither is the station. Miley has definitely come out as a singer for the more adult, so I'd hope by this point, no little kids are still watching/listening to her while she's grinding on beds and singing about doing drugs.I feel if your child watched the performance on MTV and you're upset, you have no one to blame but yourself.

  • mrsrini By mrsrini

    I didn't particularly care for Miley's performance, but honestly, didn't think it was as horrible as people are making it out to be. Gaga opened the show and she had a g-string and two clams as a bra, we know her show is part performance art, that is what I thought about Miley as well. MTV is not what it used to be and I definitely wouldn't let my 14 year old watch it - I have a 19 year old who doesn't even enjoy watching it! But that is my job as a parent, I have an 11 year old and yes, I do watch and monitor what she sees on TV, reads and does on the computer. I read somewhere it was very burlesque and I tend to agree. Chicago comes to mind.....along with some other shows.

  • mrsmclain By mrsmclain

    If I could chose to not have MTV on my programing I would. The programing on that channel is adult. i do not let my kids watch it. (Ages 16 to 7). Miley's performance was a train wreck. The girl can sing but thinks she needs to be like Gaga or Madonna to get attention. If she would use her talent, she would garner all of the attention she needs, instead she flaunts her body and ruins her voice with digital alterations. Some one on her team: manager, choreographer especially costume design needs to held accountable for that disaster. What were they thinking? The VMA's always produce these type of hype acts. They should be on pay-per-view or adult programing instead.

  • Trudy13 By Trudy13

    Miley's performance was rehearsed. MTV knew exactly what they were doing. MTV will keep doing this as they keep making money off it. I I watched a clip to see what the big deal was. The commercial on the clip was Pepsi. Should they be blamed? They are supporting and capitalizing on this type of behavior. I thought the performance was disgusting and Miley lacked class and maturity. Does anybody here think she cares. NOPE. She wants to make money and iTunes is reporting 3 of her songs in the top ten this week. Her performance was lucrative for MTV, her and the sponsors. The people that keep buying her crap are ultimately the ones to blame. Miley is laughing at us all the way to the bank. She doesn't care if the world think she is a HO as long as they buy her records. Society has told our young people you are successful if you are rich and Miley is rich. I choose to teach my children that their worth comes not from how much money they make but from the ethics and morals they hold.

  • Carrie369 By Carrie369

    Nah, I don't think so. I do however think she needs an intervention. She needs help. It's sad.

  • NBgirl By NBgirl

    I didnt watch the VMA's, but my daughter, 15 and son, 14 saw the show. She mostly watched to see if Austin Mahone would win any thing( he did, LOL!) Anyways, I later asked if they watched the crazy Miley on stage and freaked out by what my daughter told me! Something is wrong with that girl and yes, maybe she acted out because there was a time where her parents split and that does have something to do with it. Most people would say "no". But, how else can you explain her behavior. MTV KNEW what they were getting into as soon as they asked Miley to perform! Yeah, I do agree that they are to blame....HELLO, kids do watch the VMA's! Did anyone see the Smith Family! SHOCKED! Everybody now likes to watch trash on tv, no matter what channel you have it on! Has anyone noticed the shows that are on tv? All the same to me, drinking and teen moms.....seriously!? I do know what my kids watch and they dont watch trash like that! Miley needs serious does MTV!

  • Kenzie89 By Kenzie89

    I don't think MTV should be blamed necessarily, but they had to of known what they were getting themselves into when they asked Miley to perform. I don't really keep up with her antics, but even I knew that girl is definitely trying to make a name for herself - something far, far away from the Hannah Montana brand. I do however think Miley should have had a more tasteful performance!

  • madziuch97 By madziuch97

    they shouldn't necessarily be blamed but they did know what they were signing up to

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