Miley Cyrus in Dolce&Gabbana at the 2013 MTV VMAs

Posted on August 26, 2013

Miley, we’re going to put on our Kindly Gay Uncles hats for a moment and speak to you in a loving, but direct manner.


Miley Cyrus attends the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York in a vintage Dolce&Gabbana outfit paired with Giuseppe Zanotti sandals and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.


Girl, you look fucking STUPID.

Now put that away. No one wants to see it.

The above statements were designed to be applied to everything about Miley’s display last night, from her stage performance, to her outfit, to her hair, to her inexplicable need to show everyone the side of her tongue. NO ONE WANTS THAT, MILEY. Because you look STUPID.


T Lo, K.G.U.


[Photo Credit: Jennifer Graylock/, ACE/]

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  • Danielle

    I wash my hands of her. There is no hope.

    • moppet

      Oh, I dunno. She’s definitely having a…moment…right now, but she’s young and silly and will hopefully come through all this a little embarrassed but psychologically intact.

      • Danielle

        I hope you’re right. It’s hard to see the light at the end of the bejeweled, long nailed tunnel.

        • Rhonda Shore

          At least there was no grill.

          • MoHub

            Not yet

          • YoungSally

            Or at least not on her teeth —

          • NinjaCate

            Not today. She must have lost it during the filming of that ridiculous video.

          • d4divine

            True that!

        • kim bunchalastnames

          that’s because the tunnel is blocked by her tongue.

      • H2olovngrl

        Silly is a good word for it. With the tongue out, I would also say trying too hard

    • Fifi LaRoux

      She’s the next LiLo or Britney. When she crashes, it’s gonna be hard and spectacular.

      • marlie

        I hope not. I get that she’s attention-seeking, but I hope it’s not THAT kind of attention.

        • ana170

          I think it’s a combination of wanting to prove she’s an adult and thinking she’s giving people what they want. Many of the more successful female singers look and act raunchy and ridiculous on a regular basis. She’s trying to do the same but really hasn’t figured it out yet.

          Lilo and Britney’s issues are completely different. One is a victim of really crappy parenting and the other is/was dealing with mental illness.

          • D J H

            Totally agree with ana170 re: Lilo and Britney.

            Rihanna often looks raunchy and does raunchy things, but Miley is the one that makes me want to disinfect and use hand sanitizer so I don’t catch her cooties. Stupid icky twerking cooties.


          • NC_Meg

            I totally agree. I think more serious issues were at play with LiLo and Brit. With Miley I get a strong sense of, “This is what I’m supposed to be doing right? RIGHT?!”

          • marlie

            Oh – I agree with you; At this point, there doesn’t seem to be any sort of hint or drug use/addiction/mental illness. While she may be annoying as f*ck, I don’t think Miley’s exhibiting the type of “cries for attention” that one would associate with drug use. Rather, she’s trying to convince people that she’s grown up and mature.

          • Kent Roby

            Which would mean that she’s trying to convince people that she’s mature….by being immature. Fail! (BTW, I like this D&G outfit, but that is probably because it’s so costumey with all the jewels, like an unfinished Mardi Gras outfit.)

          • Aurumgirl

            And this one is a victim of Disney, who is now also a victim of porn-influenced management. And you could argue that they’re pretty much the same thing.

          • Founding Father

            This is what happens when Jews and thug blacks take over an industry like “entertainment”. One group seeks to kill the WASP culture and the other wants to just kill the WASPs.

    • joanna dash

      Gene Simmons and Jenny McCarthy called. They want their stupid tongue look back.

  • Victoria Anzalone


  • Frank_821

    Yup. that sums it up nicely. Ah celebrity youth in action

    This will be a major “what was I thinking” moment for her a years down the road.

  • Emily Dagger

    She looks as though she was attacked by a Bedazzler wielding craft aficionado.

    • zenobar

      At first glance I thought this said “craftnado.” Like Sharknado, but with plastic jewels.

      • Emily Dagger

        It’s a slow day in my office. Let’s write that shit up and sell it to Syfy.

        • zenobar

          I am so in.

        • marlie

          I’d watch it.

        • Please with a Martha Stewart cameo. I can just see all the crap flying through the air landing in inappropriate places….. I’m going to obsess on this all day – thank you!

          • Emily Dagger

            Martha is doubtless the heroine of the piece, and saves the town with some sort of force-field of impeccable taste.

          • zenobar

            I’m upvoting this SO HARD.

          • StillGary

            I wish Martha would dress as Miley for Halloween.

        • StillGary

          I wish Martha would dress up like Miley for Halloween!

        • NYCGlamourpuss

          Yes! And all the characters can sleep on Craftnado Adjustable Beds!

        • veriance

          oh hells yeah. I am IN

        • Rand Ortega

          They’d buy it. Trust me. A friend of mine sold a Tasmanian Devil script to them. It aired last year. Starring Danica McKellar.

      • decormaven


      • NYCGlamourpuss

        Craftnado is a thing of beauty, and you win the day!

  • SusanG

    The looks could have been forgivable if her performance wasn’t so god-awful, too. Also yes, stop with the tongue.

    • Sarah

      My home page said “MILEY PERFORMS SCANDALOUS TWERKING NUMBER AT VMAS” this morning. I gagged a little, and then I was extremely grateful that I did not and would never have watched that performance.

      • Susan Velazquez

        you need an ass to twerk tho lol

        • Sarah

          You should Google “Miley Cyrus Chicken Picture.” It is a comparison of her arse and a chicken. The chicken looks better.

    • calimon

      i was nearly convinced that she was just recovering from some heavy anesthesia from very recent dental surgery.

  • Courtenay P

    cute shoes though, right?

  • silly little thumb

    WHY IS HER TONGUE ALWAYS STICKING OUT? Is that her I’m trying to be sexy look because she looks so stupid.

    • marlie

      It’s her “thing” now.

    • Paigealicious

      Better or worse than the fake grill thing?

      • silly little thumb

        I…I don’t even know. It’s just all so gross. I can’t help but reach for my hand sanitizer every time I think of her now.

      • Sarah


        • Adriana_Paula


    • Adriana

      It’s the new “duck face.”

      • nowlo

        Oh lord, I fervently hope not.

    • kimmeister

      She’s been working very hard at toning it in her Pilates-for-tongues class and now wants to show it off.

    • DilettanteDeconstructed

      My dog does this too. But… he’s a dog. And it still is a better look on him than on Miley.

    • ballerinawithagun

      Don’t you just want to cut it off???

    • DebbieLovesShoes

      Love your picture here

  • bellafigura1

    Sexy is so unsexy these days. Ugh.

    • formerlyAnon

      She’s just not capable of sexy on stage. Either massively out of touch with her body/sensuality or (more likely) knows damn well what she’s doing and is too uncomfortable/self conscious when it comes down to it, to let it out on stage.

      • bellafigura1

        She’s not capable of sexy on the red carpet or just walking through the parking lot, from what I can tell.

  • Rick Aiello

    Bitch, please. You are Trying. Too. Hard.

    • Monzerrat Ontiveros

      and the touching on Robin Thick (pun intended)!!! was awfull!!!

  • Arjay Gallo


    • hmariec19

      Oh well done, sir! For today you win the internets! All of them!

      • Arjay Gallo

        You know I try.

    • NinjaCate

      FOR REAL. You definitely win.

  • marlie

    Thank you, K.G.U.

    Also, I’m done with her.

  • zenobar

    You are not, nor will you ever be Tank Girl. Put your tongue back in your mouth.

    • Danielle

      It reminds me of the first season DVD cover of True Blood, minus the fangs.

      • Paigealicious

        And the sexiness.

    • StellaZafella

      Tank Girl does not wear the entire product line from Jewels for Drag Queens and call it fashion. Lori Petty is retching in another room.

      • zenobar

        Heehee! I was thinking of the original comic-book version (she was my fashion inspiration for much of my college career) – her creator, Jamie Hewlitt, has a penchant for drawing his characters with their tongues hanging out farther than humanly possible.

        Having said that, Lori Petty is cool as hell and the thought of her retching at this getup is hilarious.

    • Maggie Smith

      OMG YES! Though I wonder if she even knows who that is.

  • kirkyo

    TLO, that was hilarious. And thank you.

  • Latin Buddy

    I don’t get it. I’m not a clutch-his-pearls gay but this was just not aesthetically pleasing. The bedazzled tights look CHEAP (where is that Balmain outfit) and the performance was awful.

    • marlie

      I wonder if *THAT* is what the internets are all pissed off about today. Because if she was over the top and provocative and inappropriate, but then gave an outstanding performance, the conversations about her today would be vastly different. But it seems as though she was relying too much on being provocative, and forgot about the actual performance.

      • Kristina Toma

        This. I feel like if that performance were given by someone like Katy Perry, it would’ve been a tongue-in-cheek performance that was entertaining, provocative and weirdly cute. It would’ve been a good performance. What Miley did was just a scream for attention and to be seen as a sexy adult. She forgot about the performance part and went straight for provocative, ignoring talent and taste levels.

        • marlie

          Right. Plenty of stars have done/could do it successfully (Madonna, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, just to name a few) because they’d never forget that the ultimate goal is to perform, not just show off.

        • conniemd

          It was just an emulation of a sex act that you could have seen by any street ho or construction worker whistling and a pretty girl walking by or “Married with Children” crude, just crude. Real performers could simulate sex with art as opposed to crudeness and vulgarity. It’s only purpose was to shock. At least artists like Madonna or Gaga gave performance in addition to shock.

        • Peeve

          The weird thing is, she wasn’t the least bit provocative, although she sure was trying. She just looked like a spastic 13-year-old, all tics and jerks. Idiotic and totally awkward. I just sat there dumbfounded at the ridiculousness.

      • Latin Buddy

        I agree. I’m willing to put myself in the audience when Madonna rolled around the stage in a white wedding dress but I just didn’t see any craft on stage last night. It might be the case that people said the same about Madge but I’ll leave it to the people that can remember that moment to ask if it’s the same.

        • zenobar

          I do remember that moment, quite vividly in fact. I was in eighth grade. Everyone in the room was uncomfortable and speechless, including my very liberal young mother. But you couldn’t deny it was one hell of a performance. No one was able to stop watching because Madonna had such presence, and, yes, talent, albeit talent presented in a very (for-then) lewd manner (which is, really, so tame by today’s standards).

          This was just embarrassing. Like, I had to look away embarrassing.

          • Imasewsure

            Plus Madonna had years of experience and a lot of “street cred” as a performer (but never a singer… no she’s definitely not a singer). Anyway, Miley just got a hair cut, flipped a fashion switch and we are supposed to think she is the second coming of Stefani… My guess is that she ain’t!!

      • formerlyAnon

        She wasn’t even provocative! She hasn’t got an ounce of sensuality in her performance, it’s just bad dancing and awkward posturing. (Whoever her dance coach is, I bet they are spreading all sorts of rumors about her being unteachable, in order to spare their reputation.)

    • WendyD

      Never thought I’d see the day where I thought Brit’s nude catsuit/bikini with strategically placed jewels would be considered tasteful, but oh how I long for a well-placed rhinestone and some actual dancing ability after that trailer park display last night.

    • decormaven

      Where’s Chris Rock when we need him? I’ll always remember Chris Rock running out after Marilyn Manson’s 1997 VMA performance and going, “Everybody go to church now!” I know it’s theater and performance, but this was just excess. Girl, you gotta have a gimmick- one that is better than this. Just because everyone is talking about this performance does not mean it was a good thing.

      • MikeW_Vegas

        ” Girl, you gotta have a gimmick”

        I don’t think this is exactly what Stephen Sondheim had in mind when he penned those lyrics for Gypsy. Even Electra had more class that this..

        • decormaven

          Absolutely! That’s it- she is missing the point. What she thinks is a gimmick is just overkill and schlock. It’s not going to take her very far. Thanks for catching the reference- the verses to that song are show biz truth, incarnate.

  • leahpapa

    Miley, you in danger, girl.

    • crash1212

      FTW. Best comment on this thread!

    • ha!

  • Diego!

    Drugs are bad and here we have another example… besides you look like trash, a cheap whore. This is disgusting from head to toe. OUT!

  • Jennifer Ford

    I’ve been operating in a “she’s young and stretching her wings after years of being straight-jacketed by Disney” mode regarding her choices and a lot of her choices have been fun and refreshing.
    But she’s gone off the deep end recently, and it’s just embarrassing. I regret a recent conversation where I was defending her. A lot.

    • mmebam

      No, I agree with you. Then again, the entire Internet is talking about her, so she wins.

    • Kristin McNamara

      I’m fairly certain she would show up to these things naked if she were allowed to.

  • JuliaInBlack

    Molly is a helluva drug.

  • Britney

    Girl was trying to pull a Britney… and I GET that, really. But like Buzzfeed said:

    • Jessica Freeman

      Britney actually had a routine and was entertaining. Miley was fully embarrassing. Herself.

    • ALT19

      Can’t blame a girl for trying!

      It was ridiculous but it’s hard for me to get too worked up about it. That’s what happens when I tune into the VMAs for the NSYNC reunion as a 27 year old – gonna end up being confused by what the kids are into these days.

      • Britney

        I am also 27 and I watched her performance, turned to my fiance and said, “It’s happened. I’m finally out of touch.” But yeah, like Jessica said up there… at least Britney backed that shit up with talent.

        • ALT19

          Oh, don’t misunderstand – I’m in complete agreement 🙂

          • Britney

            Word. 🙂

      • bxbourgie

        I’m 36 so you KNOW I was like “WTF is happening on my TV screen right now?” at like 96% of last night. I just wanted some Justin and NSYNC. As a matter of fact, once Justin received his award, I turned the TV off and went to bed. But unfortunately that “performance” of Miley and Thicke happened before I could do that. She TRIES TO HARD. Who is handling her? Why aren’t they telling her she looks absolutely ridiculous? RIDICULOUS!!! And Thicke!!! I am NO longer here for him! He’s another one, trying so hard to… I don’t even know WHAT he’s trying so hard to do, other than look like Beetejuice. I’m done with him. My head hurts just thinking about it. This old lady needs her Ensure… and a nap.

        • rajf

          In some respects she’s not old enough to know better, he is. What the heck is going on with him?

        • Kristin McNamara

          “Other than look like Beetlejuice.” That shit just made me laugh so hard! Nicely done.

  • amanda lynn

    She’s a victim of rich child star never being told NO.

  • Lily-Rygh


    I do think her face looks much cuter than when she was dressing as an aged hippie — there’s some youth and vitality there, if you look hard enough. So there’s that. But I can’t help but hope for a random bird to shit on her tongue just to teach her a lesson.

  • All I know, is if I ever saw my daughters presenting themselves in such a way, I would spend ever second and penny I had on the the family therapy clearly needed to find out where in the fuck I went so terribly wrong.
    I’ve been through Madonna, and Britt and Lady Gaga and all the other desperate, skanky attempts at “sexy” and last night was honestly, one of the very worst I’ve ever seen.

    • StellaZafella

      There are ways of doing sexy…even naughty…without resorting to slutty. I know I show my age when I say I remember when Marylin could make men get light headed…over a fucking TURTLENECK SWEATER! She dod it all with her asses=ts and her attitude, too…but she didn’t forget what a lady IS.

      • guest2visits

        You said it. I think that’s one of the things I really hate most. If Miley’s going to continue to try and emulate Madonna; she should maybe learn a few dance moves. Or not be so blinded by her voracious quest for attention that she’s oblivious to what’s entertaining. Or even for heaven’s sake – what’s hot. I don’t think Miley has a clue what is sexy, or erotic or sensual. Something that Madonna was able to convey even while she crossed the line of what was considered taboo. Miley thinks the more vulgar it is – the sexier. What an oaf.

        • This is exactly some of the problem: she needs to take dance lessons. Lots of them. She has no idea how to move her body to make it look interesting. Madonna and Gaga and Britney learned how to dance, and so when they do their outrageous acts, at least they know how to give more meaning to their movement. It becomes a performance. Miley is just flailing around, like any of those young pageant girls who do a “dance” routine for their talent portion, yet have taken no dance lessons. Her “dancing” lacks any kind of quality.

          • guest2visits

            She doesn’t care. This is what she’s decided to serve up; after all those years of experience in the Disney training camp, so to speak. Successful, profitable experience. She has to have significantly more revenue than her entire show biz family. All I can think is she is spoiled and not very bright, and she has an oversized need to put herself on display – and it doesn’t matter how. This is no shy Britany here. If this was some young person without Miley’s history and resources – it might be more understandable to rely on lewdness and crudeness to make a name – but she doesn’t have that hurtle in front of her. (and be sure; I’m not angry with you – I’m just venting!) .

      • zenobar


    • formerlyAnon

      “attempts at ‘sexy'” sums it up.
      There was no sexy there. It was so unsexy that it doesn’t even register as slutty or skanky, just mechanical and embarrassing.

  • majorbedhead

    I am so sick of the tongue thing. It’s not cute, it’s not edgy, it’s not sexy. You just look like a toddler who can’t get her way. Your clothes are ridiculous and your routine last night was gross. Tacky and tasteless and gross.

    • Jessica Freeman

      The teddy bear opens and she flings her leg over the side and sticks out here tongue. HOW THE FUCK ARE YOU WITH A HEMSWORTH?!

      • Ginny Ellsworth

        Not that I look but I don’t actually see her with a Hemsworth. Maybe he is hiding in embarrassment. Can you see the breakfast table conversation…” I’m sorry I’m missed your awards show honey. How did it go last night?”

        Talk about being slapped in the face with a mullet.

      • random_poster

        I keep hoping that the break-up will be announced as soon as her current poledance ends.

        • marlie

          I thought they already did break up. Shows what I know…

    • charlotte

      That sums it up. She has become disgusting.

  • Jessica Freeman

    I am not one to be bothered by nudity and silly behavior, but what she was doing last night made me shudder. It was stupid. Hands down. But we’re talking about it, and I suppose that was the point.

  • Gross! Now I’ve got shower again.

    And keep your tongue in your mouth. That’s not sexy.

  • Fred Vaughn

    I didn’t REALLY need an argument to refer to that event as the Video *Ho* Awards… but our girl Miley was determined.

  • Zaftiguana

    Oh, miss girl.

    I know she’s just 20 and stupid and figuring her stuff out, and she has to do it in front of the cameras like none of us did, dog love her. So I want to cut her a lot of slack. But she absolutely does need to be told how stupid this is. I know she’s playing this whole shtick where she allegedly doesn’t care what anyone thinks of her, but that level of desperation and erratic flightiness are not the behavior of someone who genuinely doesn’t give a crap.

    Plus, the racist shit needs to stop. Stop, stop, stop.

  • RussellH88

    At least she’s making it obvious that her tongue is definitely not firmly planted in her cheek.

    • formerlyAnon

      More’s the pity.

  • Rand Ortega


  • sagecreek

    Miley, if you take no other lesson away from last night, take this: keep your damn tongue in your damn mouth.

  • shelley514

    Dolce & Gabbana bought a $9.99 lycra jumpsuit from “Wet Seal”, “Dots” or the “5,7,9 Store” and sewed on plastic jewels from “Michaels” and created this garabage. SMH. Shame on them.

  • bassfemme

    Visions of Bejeweled brings out my ADHD. We can’t stop!
    Oh Miley. Years from now your following won’t be saying, “Remember when she was that innocent Hanna Montana? How lame!”. Instead they’ll be saying, “Remember when she shaved her head and tried to fool us that she was as hip as Pink but ended up looking like Justin Beiber? Snort!!”

    • jabes

      I would like to lock her and Beiber together in a room and throw away the key.

      • zenobar

        Yeeeeeeeeah…but then they might spawn.

  • OrigamiRose

    She really has become the drunk girl at the party who thinks she’s having a blast rubbing up against everyone and desperately trying to prove she can bust a real dance move, oblivious to the jaw-dropping faces all around.

  • neonseattle

    you guys said it all. i have so much second hand embarrassment for her. she thinks she’s being edgy and “urban” (lord) but it’s all obnoxious and tacky.

  • ellabob

    I think she is a bit stupid….

  • Blair Sylvester

    at least you don’t have to go through all the extra effort of putting on a bracelet. or doing a zipper

  • lehen

    she is going to look back on this one day with regret. the problem is that she can’t quietly forget her earlier transgressions, as she is famous and therefore profusely documented. girl. please. you’re disgusting to everyone.

  • LipstickForPigs

    That girl is going to want to slap that tongue out of her own mouth when she’s about 30.

    • sagecreek

      I hate to be all Debbie Downer, but that’s if she makes it to 30.

  • Judy_J

    Wow….she has a tongue! Who knew?

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    Okay, don’t hate me, but I think this outfit is sort of VMA appropriate, if nowhere else….but baby girl, get those knots out of your hair and pull that tongue back in your mouth…cause that is just wrong, wrong, wrong. Here is my question? If this is vintage Dolce & Gabbana, vintage from when and who/where was it intended to be worn by/to originally?

    • Tess Danesi

      I’m kind of with you on the outfit. It’s not that I think it’s good or anything but Miley has the bod for it and while it looks like it was formed in a Craftnado (appropriated from brilliant commenter below) it’s okay for the venue. But her tongue. But it away, child. You just look idiotic, totally, foolishly, idiotic.

    • marlie

      The bodysuit in and of itself is the least of her concerns here, but it’s part of the overall package. Like you said… take the stupid knots out of her hair and keep her tongue in her mouth, and the critique/commentary would be completely different (though the bodysuit is still ugly, IMHO).

    • Erica_Vuitton

      Music fashionland .com says AW 1991. Interesting their past few collections have had the same jewel encrusted embellishments.

  • AnnaleighBelle

    Why isn’t her tongue pierced? Would that be too much?

    • Donna Tabor

      Thank you the guffaw.


      • AnnaleighBelle

        I figured she wanted to keep the look from going over the top…

        • marlie

          Because that would just be tacky.

          • AnnaleighBelle


  • Orange Girl

    I can’t get over how much she looks like Sharon Stone!

  • kimmeister

    I’ll bet that bejeweled garter made it uncomfortable to cross her legs (if she ever does that). The hair knobs make her look like a giraffe, or maybe Darth Maul.

    • Sarah

      Darth Giraffe Hair Knobs FTW!

    • charlotte

      Or that one girl from “The Tribe”.

  • nannypoo

    She just gets more and more whorish.

  • Jacquelyn

    I worry for her.

    • Vickiefantastico

      Me too! It took more than courage to do that on the stage…some pills or powder, more likely. It seems she has no one who really cares. Or she’s shoved them away.

      But then, I may be reading into all of this too much.

  • Ozski

    Is it wrong that when I look at Miss Cyrus, all I can think about is a Colombian necktie?

    • Whoa. I had to google that. I’m Colombian, and I’d never heard of that phrase. Eek.

      • Ozski

        Pretty disturbing, but then Miley disturbs!

  • MilaXX

    The very definition of doing the least with the most. Have an entire stadium of seats please.

  • crash1212

    The tongue. I don’t get it. Put it away.

  • Beardslee

    Clearly she has no one in her life who says “Enough!”. Or that she listens to.

  • Miley: You’re not black, nor were you raised in anything like the “‘hood” or even a slightly ethnic neighborhood. STOP trying to appropriate the style, because you DON’T understand it. It’s not cute.

    • MilaXX


  • AnnPopovic

    ALL HAIL THE GAY UNCLES, no more need be said on the subject. Kindly take a year off in India somewhere to find yourself and come back when you can behave. And seriously. Put the f*cking tongue AWAY.

  • Anathema_Device

    She needs to put her fucking tongue back her mouth.

  • DesertRodent

    You guys certainly nailed that efficiently.

  • In_Stitches

    To be honest, I don’t hate the idea of the look. If she had sleeker hair, shut her mouth and didn’t have those stupid tattoos, it could be a fun, unique look for the VMAs. Sadly, she does have those stupid tattoos, she did wear her hair like that and we can all count the nodules on her tongue.

  • Donna Tabor

    Thank you, gay uncles, for your public service announcement. SOMEbody had to tell her.

  • Nancer

    “Now put that away. No one wants to see it.” TLO, I love you! My thoughts exactly!

  • JauntyJohn

    Well… if the objective was to be “The Girl at the VMA’s that Everyone is Talking About the Next Day” then… mission accomplished.
    The problem is, it’s not anything near to “Oh! How provocative and sexy!” she was or “Oh, how outrageous but hot!” she was. And it’s certainly not “Wow! She is so talented I can’t believe it!” (See: Pink singing LIVE while hanging UPSIDE DOWN on a Cirque du Soleil rig that one year).
    From fashion to performance she’s drifted into Joke territory.
    Cue the night time talk show monologs…

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Yes gurl, put your tongue away. But give me that necklace and I’ll be happy to overlook the rest. I see her as a kid who’s having a hell of a good time being as absurd and ridiculous as she can be.

  • formerlyAnon

    With the caveat that I haven’t yet seen anything more than a couple of stills from her performance: as far as I’m concerned, she gets this year, and as long as there aren’t a string of drunken/effed-up bystander-taken videos of her stumbling and cursing and flinging invective as she leaves somewhere or other, I’m going to chalk it up to being young. No real censure, just occasionally a cringe on her behalf.

    She looks like she’s having fun. Plenty of young performers have done worse than she has so far and recovered from it with just a little retroactive embarassment. Next year I’ll be harsher if she hasn’t improved a bit.

    • Judy_J

      I thought the same thing about her “dancing”. She has no grace or rhythm, all she seems to be able to do is gesture and pose. And, of course, stick out her tongue.

  • OffToSeeHim

    Is she auditioning for Kiss??? WTF???

  • Imasewsure

    Please listen to the words of KGU… they are wise and you are hopefully going away soon

  • hellkell

    Her tongue needs to go back in and stay there.

  • iseeshesaid

    I don’t even know where to begin with this one. Too much work and it’s Monday.

  • Michelle Wilson

    It needed to be said.

  • ashtangajunkie

    She needs a tag team of kindly gay uncles and Julie Andrews from The Princess Diaries and Maggie Smith’s Mother Superior (and…and…). There is a backyard session with her on youtube – she sings ‘Jolene’ by Dolly Parton – it is really quite good and shows that she has honest to goodness talent. I don’t get this. (“This” being what we see here and her, um, performance last night.) I realize that it’s a different world for them, but she still has parents, right? A mirror? I don’t know. Everyone is stupid when they’re 20, but some need a hard slap more than others, even if it is just to knock her tongue back into her mouth.

    • Lori

      She has parents, but Billy Ray admitted a couple of years ago that they have no effective control over her.

  • steeg of their own

    I feel like she really wants to be Pink, but doesn’t understand the difference between Pink’s happy marriage of the pop-punk aesthetic and this trying-too-hard outrageousness that she’s currently sporting.

    • flamingoNW

      Pink and/or Rihanna. The anti-Hannah Montana. Not interesting.

      • harlowish

        Rihannah Montana.

  • Fordzo

    I experience so much second hand embarrassment when I see her. It’s mortifying.

  • DominoEstella

    If I were Mr. Dolce and Mr. Gabbana I would actually make her pay for that outfit and then remove it from their line. She’s repulsive. I’ve always thought she was pretty nasty but it’s just getting worse with age. Girl has lost her fucking mind.

  • appliquer

    No, no, no!!!!!!

  • Jasmaree

    She knows she looks stupid. That outfit, that performance, and everything about Miley right now is manufactured to match the “blonde child star gone bad” routine that we’ve come to expect. It’s calculated, plain and simple. She wants to separate herself from the Disney “hannah montana” image and this is the easiest most headline-grabbing way to do it.

    • formerlyAnon

      This is plausible. I really can’t believe that her last video *wasn’t* tongue-in-cheek. Even if she wasn’t in on it, SOMEbody had to have been seeing it as a humongous goof. Nothing else makes sense.

  • Cathy S

    I kind of like this outfit. That said, the hair is atrocious and the tongue thing is disgusting. So very disgusting.

  • decormaven

    Classic! Thanks for the linky.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    1. We don’t need that much tongue. Or any much tongue, really.
    2. Stop with the little Bjork knobbies on top of your head.
    3. Go back to your room, and think about what you’ve done, young lady.

  • Lizzy

    It’s really just embarrassing to watch… and my grandma had a lamp that looks like her outfit.

  • Kate4queen

    Well she’s doing an excellent job of making everyone talk about her and escaping her Hannah Montana image, so if she is as savvy as she thinks she is, mission accomplished. It will be interesting to see what she does next.

  • Darcy H

    Is it bad that what bothers me most in these pictures is her hair? WHY WOULD YOU RUIN A CUTE EDGY HAIRCUT BY DOING THAT!? I just don’t understand.

  • kim bunchalastnames

    she behaves as if she believes she invented the tongue. i am confused by this. also? i am DONE with that hair.

    • Anplica Fiore

      Gene Simmons called – he wants his pose back?

  • CeeQ

    “Girl, you look fucking STUPID.”

    Also: desperate. for. attention. and. acceptance.

    Stop it, Miley. Whatever it is you are going for, it is not what’s coming across.

    • SRQkitten

      We get it. You’re not Hannah Montana any more. Now stop. Please.

  • Monzerrat Ontiveros


  • largishbearishAtlish

    my first thought was “Madonna Light” (back when you know, Madge wasn’t wearing the creepy gloves and stuff)

  • wonderdivaEtsy

    I think this girl is so blasted all the time that it may be physically impossible for her to keep her tongue in her mouth. And her performance was hiddy. I almost felt sorry for Robin Thicke.

    • AnnPopovic

      I don’t feel sorry for Robin Thicke, there’s something decidedly …smarmy about him. makes me want to wash my hands compulsively every time he shows up. That whole thing was just. YUCK.

  • Eric Stott

    Bit of this outfit & the styling could look good..BUT NOT ALL TOGETHER!

  • frannyprof

    I can’t believe I’m about to say this: “Miley, put your tongue back in your mouth and go back to the duck face.”

    • poggi

      I know. Duckface, a little harmless rolling around on the floor, dancing with a giant snake–it all seems okay comparatively speaking.

  • Sophia Vaccaro

    i don’t know…i dont mind the outfit, even though i dont like the hair…its a bit teletubby.

    did anyone else watch the performance? because even though it was slightly terrifying, i just couldn’t get upset about it…like, what, was robin thicke somehow a victim in all this or something? the twerking on him was clearly part of the choreography of the performance.

    i just…i dont know… if she was a boy, no one would be calling her a stripper and saying she was dirty and how disappointed her parents must be blah blah blah (this is mostly from twitter)…its just the same old tired insults.

    • Michelle Wilson

      I’m just as annoyed with Robin Thicke. They both need to get off my tv. And it’s not about how she dressed or that he’s married and substantially older than she is and acts like that gives him some kind of “pass” to do stupid shit “ironically”. They are both people of passing looks and talent who have careers thanks to having a father of passing looks and talent. Robin Thicke maybe only slight less so. They are already getting a pass on all the cultural appropriation. I can’t also give them a pass on misogyny and absolute idiocy. I just don’t have it in me. Miley is of an age where she’s expected to act like an idiot, but I’m of an age where I’m expected to say as much, loudly, crankily and to as many people as I can force to listen to me.

      • Sophia Vaccaro

        Please explain the cultural appropriation and misogyny you saw in this performance (unless you were referring to to sexism in the blurred lines video …but that’s a whole other conversation.)

        • Michelle Wilson

          I just don’t find it appropriate for a former Disney Princess to get up on stage and twerk, slap one of her black backup dancers on the ass or throw gang signs. And her rehearsal outfit from a day or two earlier which was featured on this site is another example of treating another race’s culture as her own personal punchline. Robin Thicke is using Two Chains, Pharrell and the objectification of women to propel himself out of the soft R&B/Pop market to something decidedly more Urban. He replaced the nameless scantily clad models from his video with a celebrity who despite her age has seen a lot more success than he has and probably makes 10x what he makes but aside from grinding up on her he barely acknowledges her during their “performance” and treats her as nothing more than a prop. I found the entire thing uncomfortable from just about every angle imaginable.

  • Darren Nesbitt

    At this point lets just be hope she is naturally wild and not on drugs. If she can get past this no one will look back and laugh more than her.

  • Rand Ortega

    I saw on the news this morning someone tweeted: “Alan Thicke & Billy Ray Cyrus, PLEASE come get your children!”

  • Glam Dixie

    The audience reaction shot of Will Smith’s family during her performance was hysterical. All 4 of them looking up with this total ‘What the actual fuck’ looks on their faces. Priceless.

    • MaggieMae

      For sure. Best part.

  • Does her tongue have its own twitter account yet?

    • Rand Ortega

      In 5…4…3…2…

  • Tracy_Flick

    I’m about to fall over dead of embarrassment transfer.

  • Erica_Vuitton

    Surprise surprise I love this look but I wish she would stop with the tongue. That performance though… it was like she forgot what she was supposed to do on stage and just jumped around and twerked. And whatever she was doing with Robin Thicke was just unnecessary.

  • Lenora Dody

    There’s a crazy lady that I occasionally ride the bus with who had almost the exact hairstyle.

  • Charlotte Karlsen

    Literally the most upsetting career I’ve witnessed.

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    Serving up Leyak realness.

  • Shawn EH

    Also, put on some damn clothes! Plastic bangles do not a dress make!

  • amber.

    “Girl, you look fucking STUPID.” Goodbye friends, I am dead and gone. That was truly funny.

  • Louise Bryan

    That get-up was godawful. Period.

  • Laurie Landry

    This was kind of cute minus the garter belt, infantile pigtails and her stupid face making.
    Make-up looks good. There, I’ve said something nice.

  • Erin Cullen


  • Lauren Lynch Fox

    I think I long for the days when she just danced on the poll….

  • Betsy

    Put. The Bedazzler. Down.

  • Cate

    SO TRASHY! Skanky does not equal sexy, little girl. She has way too much energy without anything substantial to put it into.

  • Bethany Fairbrother

    She’s just being “Miley”. Much like many of Brittany Spears appearances, “Oh! I’m so shocked. Not the first time MTV has gone there. Remember, they choreographed this car wreck. They planned this car wreck. They seem to think that this sort of thing makes them hip. They no longer even show music videos.

  • elzatelzabelz

    I wondered if she had just finished a delicious donut since every picture seemed to be of her licking her mouth.

  • Call me Bee

    Amen, Uncles.

  • Amy909

    The outfit would have been forgivable and maybe even venue appropriate (or a throwback to the 90’s)…but the performance and tongue (which, if she was going to insist on sticking out, should have been cleaned..eww) made me rethink the whole look she was going for. I’m no prude, but if she was going to put on a raunchy show, she would have backed it up with some vocals at the very least.

  • guest2visits

    I wouldn’t mind this outfit so much if it weren’t for all the stupid that went along with it.
    As far as her performance… just a new low. Twerking isn’t dance. I don’t care who’s doing it. It’s just vulgar and nasty. Like it’s meant to be. And rubbing herself isn’t my idea of entertainment. I thought that was what pay per view was for. 1-800-Miley. I don’t even think Robin Thicke (who I find insufferable) was in on Miley’s plan to polish his stripes. I think that was her own brainstorm. Including desperately licking the end of her foam hand. -UGH-
    I find stomping around the stage making believe what she’s doing is edgy or artistic particularly intolerable because Miley actually has a solid voice, not that she’s doing anything with it. Then there’s the showbiz family to help her get started, and the exceptional luck to land a Disney career to propel her anywhere. And let’s not forget the truckloads of cash which means she’s not only set for life, she has the ability to hire the best, and train the hardest to be whatever she wants.
    And then this what we have – Miley reaching for the stars. That’s right – Instagram tongue.

  • Turtle_Island

    Stop with the tongue.

  • macwell

    I’m sorry, but this b***h is speeding down ‘Tragic Road’ after xompletely running throigh several ‘w***’ red lights….:(

  • poggi

    I now need to go back through and edit any of my VMA comments to account for the Miley standard. If you can keep your tongue in your mouth, you’re golden.

  • Kate

    My Momma always said you had better watch out or a bird will poop on that tongue you are sticking out

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  • bertkeeter

    I wish one of the dancers had bumped into her last night when she was on stage hopping around sticking her tongue out! Would be a hoot to see her reaction….or better yet, part of her tongue fall off!

  • Renaissance_Man_ATL

    I look at her with that hair style and all I see is the pin head from American Horror Story, Asylum!

  • Trisha26

    Perfect critique. Now if she would just go away.

  • ankali

    Oh man, I remember seeing that the first time it aired. I love how every person in the room who isn’t Tyra or Tiffany just has awkward written all over their faces.

  • Yuju Ti

    For me she tried too hard to show her “personality”–the tongue, the “sexy moves” during her performance….all said “desperate to be a music/ sex icon” to me. I feel a little embarrassed for her. I don’t mind her getting all sexed-up but she really has some taste issue. She doesn’t even know how to do trashy……

  • Peeve

    What is the fucking tongue thing? Does she think it’s cute? Sexy? What??? She looks like an old horse I once saw that could no longer keep its tongue in its mouth. Just pathetic.

  • nicewilliams

    Daddy Disney issues.

  • quiltrx

    She needs to go away…and leave that necklace with me as she goes.

  • MzzPants

    Daddy must be so proud.

  • silaria

    I really liked her Philly-girl-college-student phase. It was pretty, with an edge of rebellion and intelligence. This? This I do not like. Rejected.

  • Alloy Jane

    Clearly, Miley Cyrus is a spoiled dimwit. She’s something like a Dudley Dursley, a child who was never taught boundaries or manners or educated beyond the required basics. Her performance last night was crass, yet hilarious none-the-less because it just didn’t seem like anyone put her up to it. This is Miley trying to find where to park her marbles and it is somewhere between lobotomized nymphomaniac and frying stripper. Very bizarre and awkward, to say the least. I’m not gonna hop on the slut-shaming band wagon though, because once again, a young female celebrity does something icky with an adult male who should know better. But who gets flamed? The young female. Kinda sad.

    As for the outfit, this looks like the trim on a fancy folklorico hat and I would only get on board with the giraffe knobs (thank you to whoever said that, it’s perfect) if she had turned the bit of hair in the back into an knob also. But the tongue. Dear lord the tongue. I wish someone would take the silver spoon from her mouth and stick it on dry ice before returning it to its proper place.

    • valerie saenz

      “This is Miley trying to find where to park her marbles and it is somewhere between lobotomized nymphomaniac and frying stripper. ” Exactly.

  • lilyvonschtupp

    Madonna called from 1994. She wants her outfit back.

  • HVM

    The filmy white coat on your tongue is an indication of digestion trouble Miley so please put it away.

  • Qitkat

    I’m not the demographic for the VMAs so I didn’t watch. I didn’t even realize it was on. Actually I’ve never seen them. Born too late, and thank God for that. Just reading these comments makes me cringe. There have been a lot of looks and comments over the years that have offended me, and sometimes I’ve spoken my mind, and sometimes I’ve just stayed out of it. But I think this possibly is the strongest time I’ve seen the bitter kittens and tlo join together in such unanimous agreement on what evidently was a most horrific performance. Maybe all this backlash will make a difference, I doubt it, but maybe. On a recent Gaga posting, part of my comment was “the more celebrities do not get smacked down for anything, the more the culture goes down the toilet.”
    The sounds of flushing last night must have been thunderous. It almost seems that for far too long in America, pop culture is the culture, even though that is very far from truth.
    Anyway, kudos to everyone here. Hope somebody close to her is paying attention.

  • Carol

    She so desperately wants to be a sensual, beautiful black woman with a round ass and the ability to move her body in a provocative and sexy manner. Miley, honey, from one awkward white girl to another: stop. You don’t have it. And your attempts to show the world that you do are painful and embarrassing.

  • valerie saenz

    Women of previous generations fought for equal rights so this little twerp could display her goodies in the most desperate & tasteless way possible. Miley has the ‘right’ do dress/act this way, but lacks common sense to realize just how cheap & laughable she has become.

  • Magatha

    In photo #2 here, Miley bears an unsettling resemblance to Flo, the Progressive Insurance spokesperson. Anyone else, or just me? I’m pretty sure Miley did not do this on purpose.

  • ALT19

    Thanks, Miley, for giving the world the opportunity to bond together as one and feel superior to a specific person!

    Also, your haircut is cute – stop ruining it.

    • ALT19

      The other hilarious thing about all this is that it isn’t particularly surprising or out of the blue…in fact, just browsing through recent Miley features on TLo, she has gotten increasingly cray with her fashion choices, and I think she was starting to stick her tongue more and more in the past few weeks.

      It’s like she gave us a sartorial warning about the VMAs. She was trying to tell us the whole time, we just misinterpreted the signals!!

  • KirFla

    To quote Mrs. White…”I hated her, so much…the f – it -flam – flames. Flames, on the side of my face, breathing-breathl- heaving breaths. Heaving breaths… Heathing…”

  • Erica Woods Tucker

    I’ve been saying Lordy, Lordy Lordy about this girl for the last two days….

  • JaCory Deon

    That performance was one of the most tasteless the VMAs have had and her faces even more so. Put your tongue away girl and realize you aren’t that hood girl from the Bronx. She reminds me of Madonna’s little “black phase” from the nineties, only without the same intelligence and curiosity. (Her makeup and hair is consistently cute, credit where it’s due.)

  • Sushy Gooroo

    I think it is meant to be satirical, a statement saying “this is how desperate girl pop singers behave nowadays, and I disapprove so I exaggerate it to make a point”. Alright. Just kidding. Just ignore her. If they get attention with this sort of crap, they will never stop.

  • Dagney

    I like this. She looks wild and over the top and she is clearly reveling in all of it. And when I say, “it,” I mean all the fuss this week. Just like Madonna in the white wedding dress in the 80’s, just like Gaga in the meat dress. Nothing new here, and that girl is laughing all the way to the bank.

  • sweetlilvoice

    Whoever trained her to “dance” in her VMA performance should face criminal charges. It’s clear this girl is no dancer and has no rhythm at all, poor thing. I see more rhythm in my daily Jazzercise class.

  • yulaffin

    I actually kind of like what she’s wearing but the tongue action grosses me out. Miley, keep it in your mouth. Please.

  • pop_top

    I think that second photo is the only time that night that her tongue wasn’t visible.

  • Lilyana_F

    Thank you for expressing my thoughts exactly.

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    I find comfort knowing that, in the future, she’ll look back and regret this so badly she’ll apologize and swear to never do it again.

  • Danielle West

    Why with the tongue? That’s the part I just don’t get.

  • kathrineb

    She has really lost it! Every time I see her she looks more and more ridiculous.

  • Therese Bohn

    Thank you, TLo.

  • Therese Bohn

    Looking at all this cringe-worthy tongue business reminds me of the funny scene in “A Hard Day’s Night” when George “shaves” (roadie) Shake’s reflection in the bathroom mirror — Shake has his tongue slightly sticking out and George says: “Put that thing away! It looks disgustin’ hangin’ out there so pink and naked… One slip of the razor and–” (Shake gulps)

    Honestly, I’d rather be looking at Shake’s innocent tongue! (and would happily rather look at George Harrison any day!)

  • Jess

    I’m pretty sure she was going for the Lite Brite look.