Miley Cyrus defends herself from MTV VMA criticism

Posted on Sep 20 2013 - 8:29am by Anne Smith

Miley Cyrus has defended herself from criticism surrounding her performance at the MTV VMAs last month. Debate has been raging on about the incident, which saw her ‘twerking’ on Robin Thicke and dancing provocatively with a foam finger.

She has been widely criticised for the highly sexual nature of the performance, but speaking on British show Alan Carr: Chatty Man, she insisted that she has nothing to apologise for.

“I didn’t really think anything about it until the next morning when the world was going crazy about it, because when I came off the stage I didn’t really think anything of it,” she said.

On criticism from other famous stars, she said:

“It wasn’t really about the competition or what other people think, it was really more about expressing yourself as much as you can, and really celebrating your video.

“I thought it was dope when Gaga came out [for her performance], it was such a tribute to her video. And that’s what ours was really too, so I didn’t really get why people were so surprised.”

She adamantly insisted:

“People keep clicking it, so people are going to keep writing about it, talking about it, because it keeps bringing hits to their site, it really has nothing to do with me and what I did, people just like to rile each other up, it’s crazy.

Miley Cyrus speaks to Alan Carr about the VMAs (Channel 4)

Miley Cyrus speaks to Alan Carr about the VMAs (Channel 4)

“I think it takes a lot of courage to go out and do what I did. But all the people who like to talk about it, they’re sitting behind their computers anonymously saying what they want to say, and I obviously say and do what I fell in front of everybody, so I kind of expect the same respect.

“If you’re about to say something about me, say it to my face or say it with your name on it, don’t say it behind my back or sit behind your computer.”

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