Miley Cyrus “Bangerz” Tour in Anaheim (NSFW)

Posted on February 25, 2014

Look, Miley. We’re not here to talk about your music or talent or personal life or even the need to constantly pretend you’re masturbating onstage. As far as we’re concerned, it’s all good, honey. Do what you want. You’re making a shit-ton of money and you’ve managed one of the most successful image shifts we think we’ve ever seen. Sure, you’re tacky and cringe-inducing and we roll our eyes at your cultural appropriation techniques and the obvious calculation of what you’re doing, but whatever. We’ve seen it all before (Hell, we bought tickets) and we’re not gonna get moralistic about it now.

We just wanted to point out that these are some seriously great stagewear ensembles.

Miley Cyrus performs live in concert at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California as part of her “Bangerz” tour.

 

But yeah, maybe you could stop faux-fingering yourself a bit, dear.

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: Karl Larsen/INFphoto.com, Nancy Rivera/ACE/INFphoto.com ]

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  • MilaXX

    Don’t The Blonds do a lot of these?

  • Funkykatt

    UGH Skank.

    • Paigealicious

      True dat! I can smell her through the screen!

      • Funkykatt

        Ha! Well said.

      • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

        And it’s not a pretty smell.

  • Funkykatt

    Skanky skanky skanky. At least she’s true to herself as they say.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    No. Nawl. NOAP. Not here for any part of her stage show. But bless her for having the 20 year old body to pull these looks off; everything fits impeccably. They’re sparkly, and they fit her new persona quite well.

    • Sobaika

      I honestly find her so very boring and tired, but I won’t deny that I spent several minutes gawking at these pictures in envy. BRB, gonna do some planks.

      • Betsy

        Right?! I suppose it’s provocative but is it sexy?! I don’t think so. But maybe this is what the kids find sexy today? I feel like I’m looking at a little girl who just discovered her clitoris. (Sorry for that but I couldn’t put it any other way). What am I missing? So many questions. So many questions.

        • fursa_saida

          I’m not sure it is sexy (I mean, I’m sure there are some people out there who think so, but they’re the people who find almost EVERYTHING sexy because they see bodies, not people), but I’m also not sure she thinks so either. She’s not going for “desirable” so much as she is shocking and, yeah, crass. I read something at LaineyGossip about how the sets, the whole show itself looked “cheap” in a very calculated way–not so cheap as to be embarrassing or nonfunctional, but not impeccable like, say, a Beyonce show would be. There’s a deliberate lo-fi thing going on here (I mean, look at that tongue-slide–that could have been made to look WAY better), and I think it ties into the deliberate tackiness and skankiness of it all. If she were going for “make everybody want to fuck me” she’d have more hair and VERY different clothes.

          If anything, I almost sort of admire the vulva-grabbing. There are dudes going around grabbing their crotches onstage ALL THE TIME, and yet I was shocked looking at this. But why should I be? I’m not saying I’m particularly in favor of anyone, regardless of gender, crotch-grabbing while performing, but hey, there’s no reason it should be a double standard. And again, at least from these photos it doesn’t look like she’s being porny (i.e. simulating masturbation)*; it’s a power pose, just like it is when men do it. I think if nothing else that’s interesting to think about and it goes along with what I was saying before: I wouldn’t call this empowering, but it’s not about being desired either.

          (*I want to specify that if she WERE being porny, that would be okay too in terms of her choice, but it would be a very different thing from what I’m talking about here. That would be about serving the male gaze. I’m not sure I think this is. In other news, I can’t believe I just critiqued the construction of a tongue-slide.)

          • fursa_saida

            I suppose I also want to say that the above isn’t particularly an endorsement of her entire…thing. I was just ruminating on something I think is interesting. I still think her cultural appropriation and exploitation of other women’s bodies (mostly black women and little people) is awful, and I wish her music were better.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            just my personal opinion, but I find crotch-grabbing by either sex boring. It strikes me as a calculated attempt to shock and/or titillate.

          • fursa_saida

            Yeah, what I was thinking about has absolutely nothing to do with her intentions. I’m not suggesting that because I have thoughts about this that therefore she’s some kind of feminist/subversive genius. I believe this whole phase of her media transition has been carefully thought out, but I don’t believe she or her people are thinking seriously about the symbolism and politics of it all. But in general, my feeling is that intention doesn’t always mean that much. Like, I can accidentally step on your toe, and then whether I apologize for it or not is on me–but the stepping wasn’t planned. So I feel comfortable finding something to discuss here without necessarily endorsing crotch-grabbing or not. I don’t think she set out to somehow even the score between genders or somesuch, but what she’s doing is interesting, for me, to look at in terms of the way cismen and ciswomen project themselves (and their selves are very gendered in terms of image)–and project power–through media and performance.

          • bitchybitchybitchy

            Tahnks-I found your comment very thoughtful-hope I didn’t sound too bitchy!

          • fursa_saida

            Whoops, I just saw this reply–no, not bitchy at all! And anyway, “bitchy” is generally welcome around here :)

          • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

            The sets read “traveling carnival” to me. Which, I guess, in a way, it is.

          • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

            Or Flea Circus. Make that Crab Circus.

          • demidaemon

            You know, I’ve never liked crotch grabbing on any gender. With men, it’s very, “Here’s my dick. You know you want it.” With women, it’s very “HERE”S MY VAGINA. YAY!” Neither appeals to me. The only person who could get away with it was Michael Jackson, and even then it was still kind of weird and creepy.

          • fursa_saida

            Sure, I’m not saying I am in favor of crotch grabbing or that I want more of it in the world. I just think, given that men are doing it (and they are), I’m sort of interested in how what she’s doing here interacts with that. Entirely separate from whether I am pro-grab.

          • demidaemon

            If I thought she put more thought into this than “ATTENTION FOR ME!,” I would as well. However, I do not think it went much further than that in her or her team’s mind.

          • fursa_saida

            Yeah, and I’m not saying it did. I’m not at all suggesting that any of what I’ve mentioned means we should like or respect her more. Intention and action aren’t always perfectly related. People can say or do things that I find repellent with the best of intentions; people out for simple shock value can accidentally do something that I think is interesting to talk about. This is basically the same as the point I made in my second comment (the one replying to myself)–it’s really not about how much I like Miley or don’t, or how clever I think she is or isn’t; I’m just interested in talking about this thing as it has already happened and been transmitted in media, and what there is to say about it. Skanky and attention-grabbing is totally true, but also not interesting for me, so I dug in where I found something I thought WAS interesting.

          • omg_dora

            Great comment! Thanks for this. For what it’s worth, I agree — she, or whoever is in charge of her image, is not trying to make her sexually attractive as much as intentionally vulgar. And it’s getting a big reaction because we don’t really have a name or model for this sort of image. We know how to deal with vulgar and shocking and “ugly”-sexual women in punk rock or alternative music but not in pop. I guess that’s a good enough reason on its own, for her and for all the people benefitting from her success — in a world of Lady Gagas she’s still doing something that’s getting a huge reaction, which means publicity and (they hope) continued sales.

      • tereliz

        I had the same body when I was her age, only taller. Since then I’ve gained *a few* pounds. Now when I sit on my husband’s lap he doesn’t complain that my ass bone is about to slice his leg off. :)

      • Alloy Jane

        I love the muppet banana jacket but otherwise, yes, I find her and her stage wear very boring. Sex as scandal, it’s a very dumb concept. But I guess that’s some sort of reaction to her Disney roots? Oh America. Your Puritan heritage makes youthful rebellion so predictable.

    • sojourneryouth

      Yep, yep, Jaeda. Sitting right next to you in the NO zone, dear. Want some popcorn?
      As long as she’s still dancing with little people and smacking juicy black asses, I can’t with this twit. That is some drool-worthy stage wear, though, and the tongue slide is a bit funny. Thank you, Uncles, for putting up the photos, for I sure as hell would have never bothered to find anything positive about this shit show. And yes, definitely inspired to keep at ashtanga!

      • marlie

        Yep. That picture with her standing between the two sidekicks offends me. That pretty much sums up everything about Miley for me.

  • Glam Dixie

    How many muppets had to die for this? It is pretty awsome as stagewear though, if you can force yourself to overlook the skank. And by the way Miley, Adam Lambert wore a muppet coat on stage over a year ago. Keep up dear, you are behind the times on that one. It is no longer new, but obviously it is still a Thing.
    ETA: I would wear the shit out of those white sparkly boots.

    • YoungSally

      Well — based on yesterday’s Prada coat, we know that Elmo was already dead — or at least sheared — so they must have had to go down to the lesser muppets.

      • demidaemon

        I feel bad for whoever gets The Count coat. It will be pretty threadbare.

        • Alloy Jane

          This is going to far and I know it, but I’m pretty sure she has turned the Count into a lampshade since she already doesn’t have a penis.

  • Lesley

    whoa i feel like i went on an acid trip while looking at that

  • Sarah

    OMG why must she constantly touch her vagina? Is she afraid it might escape?

    • Alyssa

      Must be…have to constantly ensure it’s still there.

      • Rhonda Shore

        doing it so often removes any edge from it and moves it right into self parody territory.

        • Rand Ortega

          Can’t wait for the Will Ferrell version. Far funnier.

          • Rhonda Shore

            Or the Betty White version, for that matter!

    • charlotte

      Or she really needs to go to the bathroom.

    • Zaftiguana

      If you were Miley Cyrus’s vagina, wouldn’t you?

    • kimmeister

      I ask a similar question about men who are constantly “adjusting” themselves in public.

      • Janet B

        Exactly.

    • AthenaJ

      Honestly she reminds me of a little kid who just discovered that there is something interesting down there. When my niece was 3 she pretty much looked like some of Miley’s poses here (minus the stagewear of course, lol). I think someone needs to say to her what was said to my niece: “Get your hand out of there, we don’t do that in public!”

    • Alloy Jane

      Technically, she’s constantly publicly touching her vulva. If she was touching her vagina I doubt she’d be allowed back at the Pond.

      But yeah, her “I touch myself” phase has worn out its welcome.

  • KingCrazy

    Am I missing something? Why are these great stagewear? Because they’re loud, sparkly, and obnoxious? It’s mostly a big fat NO, in my opinion.

    • AthenaJ

      Agreed, most look like a yeast infection waiting to happen.

      • Alloy Jane

        I think we’ve just discovered why she can’t keep her hands away from her genitals. She’s itchy! Maybe if Zooey convinces her to love cotton this will stop?

  • Slanted & Enchanted

    The long-sleeved marijuana jumpsuit is TO DIE. That and the t-shirt of her own face are my favorites. No comment on what I’ve gleaned about the theatrics of the shows based on the photos. And now I’m going to back away slowly and try not to think about it too much and go down that rabbit hole…

    • Slanted & Enchanted

      Also, whenever I read these posts about her, I have We Can’t Stop playing in my head. Not her version (which I’ve miraculously managed to never hear, as far as I know), but the 1950s-inspired cover by the Tee-Tones. Which is an awesome juxtaposition to these pictures.

    • SportifLateBoomer

      I know! So trippy! I loved that. All of it is crazy and I guess good of its ilk. And I’m going to be kind and say that I like she’s not taking herself too seriously, with the slide-tongue and all, that’s pretty funny. The giant and the dwarf? Notsomuch. Interesting if tasteless, self-fun-poking.

    • your face

      The shirt with her face is great.

  • Latin Buddy

    Skank isn’t style.

  • Jessica Freeman

    I don’t mind the stage wear, but the super high underwear get ups being repeated over and over gets boring. And whoever is doing her hair removal deserves more credit than the outfits at this point.

  • DTLAFamilies

    The costumes are fine but that photo of her with the dwarf is beyond offensive, holy fuck. Exploitative, insensitive, ableist, I could go on but I’m going to take a Silkwood shower and call it a day.

    • Sobaika

      Oh my. I hadn’t even noticed. Too busy trying to understand the appeal of fellating Abe Lincoln (not my choice in Sexiest President) or wearing a giant t shirt with your own face on it.

      • Sarah

        All I wanted to say here was “Do whatever you want, but leave Abe Lincoln out of it.” But then, I figured maybe she’s giving him a virtual bj because of some sort of appreciation for the Emancipation Proclamation?

        • alyce1213

          It’s his birthday month!

          • Sarah

            Well, happy b-day Mr. President – I guess.

          • alyce1213

            A dubious “gift.”

          • schadenfreudelicious

            or happy BJ….

        • demidaemon

          Truthfully, he probably would not be able to get it up for Miley. He had other interests, if you know what I mean…

          • Sarah

            Dude, you don’t have to have other interests for Miley to be a turnoff, amirite? Ew.

      • Lucía Gavello

        It wasn’t mine either until Daniel Day-Lewis played him… he makes me weak in the knees.

    • Aldona Dye

      Yep. And she’s still slapping black womens’ asses. Ugh.

      • DTLAFamilies

        It makes me sick. Not even being funny or anything. It’s disgusting.

  • YoungSally

    More hand on the crotch than MJ – Didn’t know it could happen.

    Miley, dear — they have a cream for that. And unlike the old days, you can get it over-the-counter now….no embarrassing visits to the lady doctor.

    • tired_mommy

      Somehow this compelled me to google to see if they still make Massengill–they do! Random fact of the day per the company’s website, it comes in three fragrances, Tropical Breeze, Fresh Scent and Vinegar & Water. Who wants their vj to smell like vinegar??? Clearly too much time on my hands today……

      • YoungSally

        Not sure how I feel about Tropical Breeze or Fresh Scent, either. I have too much time, too. Like, who comes up with the fragrance choices and how are they tested?

  • @Biting Panda

    “But yeah, maybe you could stop faux-fingering yourself a bit, dear.”

    What else is there to say?

    • tereliz

      “Look into pants?”

      You know, real pants. With asses and crotches. Not fuzzy muppet chaps.

      • demidaemon

        I could maybe deal with a sparkly jumpsuit. Not these sparkly show off your waxer’s prowess outfits.

    • zenobar

      “Vulgarity is no substitute for wit.” – Lady Violet, the Dowager Countess of Grantham.

      • http://howtofaint.tumblr.com/ How to Faint

        I am loving the hell out of seeing Violet’s words next to Jerri Blank’s face. 😀

  • Anna

    Vulgar and crass. In other words, Of Course.

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Oh, honey, just put your tongue back in your mouth, and get some ointment for that annoying crotch rot.

    • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

      If she wore some loose cotton knickers for a while instead of latex g-strings, she might get over this round of thrush.

    • charlotte

      She is even *wearing* her tongue. I can’t believe it.

      • Alyssa

        And stepping on it.

      • tired_mommy

        At least it’s on her back…

    • SierraDelta

      How sad is it that “Miley Cyrus” and “crotch rot” fit so comfortably in the same sentence.

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I understand that these teen stars are going to want to try out different looks, images, etc., but I hope that she’ll eventually grow out of this.

        • SierraDelta

          I long for the days when rebellion involved Jello and hair. I’m going to go find my pearls so that I can clutch them now.

  • Zaftiguana

    Lol, oh my god, I CAAAAAAAAAN’T with her! I can see that you’re right, this stage wear is amazing. I have no qualms or philosophical issues with her just straight up banging someone onstage as “art” if that’s what she wants to do. I want everyone to let their freak flag fly. Embrace that shit.

    But this is so idiotically put-on that I can’t even deal with it. It’s painful. As in it truly hurts my innards. There is nothing interesting or creative or authentic about a damn things she’s doing EXCEPT the clothes, and girl, this fabulously tacky shit deserves better. Send it to a trans burlesque performance artist somewhere who can really make it sing.

    • Lucía Gavello

      And that trans burlesque performance artist is praying she’s wearing at least a pad under there…

  • clatie

    I can’t imagine something I want to watch less than this show. I WOULD RATHER WATCH SURGERY.

    • Lucía Gavello

      I would rather HAVE surgery.

    • snarkykitten

      I get paid to watch surgery, so yes please.

  • Nikko Viquiera

    I feel the need to shower aggressively and thoroughly after looking at these pictures.

  • http://www.domesticdisturbia.com/ Christi Wampler

    She looks like she has a horrible, horrible yeast infection that is driving her nuts.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      Yup, an endless Monistat moment…

  • Stella Zawistowski

    WHY WON’T SHE GO AWAY?

    • SketchyCat

      In the close-up pic of her coming out the mouth, it looks like she’s saying, “Hi, World! Did you miss me?” To which The World replied, “How can we miss you if you won’t go away?”

      In the interest of talking about the clothes… Scratch that–stagewear, as Uncles T & Lo aptly call these garments… it makes me sad that so many sequins and rhinestones are being forced to participate in this debacle. Won’t anyone think of the children, running around in boring, plain ol’ clothes?

  • Coolekat

    Great – a dwarf, a giant and a pole dancer named Miley.

    • Lucía Gavello

      … walk into a bar…

      • MikeW_Vegas

        get out of my head!

  • http://www.avclub.com/users/genevieve-koski,4300/ Genevieve Koski

    Looking at the crotches on these, I can only hope her tour rider calls for a whole lotta Monistat.

  • http://victoriapavlova.com Victoria Pavlova

    Poor dear has cystitis, obviously.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

    She can’t help it if she’s itchy, but I guess she has no time to go see a doctor for it.

  • Laura Renee

    Just two things I’m going to applaud, in a big thunderclap of obvious “no”:

    That T-shirt of herself (right?) with her tongue out is the biggest “fuck you” I’ve seen to everyone howling at her to keep her tongue in her mouth, and I have to admire it.

    If men get to grab their crotches all the time in their performances (and in public), I have no issue with Miley co-opting some of that for herself. (And I’m going to pretend that’s what it’s about — wildly self-confident posturing, I mean — rather than titillating the audience, etc.)

    • Madam Von Sassypants

      Did you see that she also slides out on a giant tongue coming out of a giant Miley face? I think that a literally much bigger “fuck you” and a good example of how she seems to be very well aware of how she is perceived. Tacky, yes. Oblivious, no.

      • sagecreek

        Oh, I think one could also make a good argument for “oblivious”.

      • Laura Renee

        Aha, I missed that! Too overwhelmed in a tide of “WTF is she doing now,” and I was also very curious as to where this took place…

      • jilly_d

        Let’s all hope the “fuck you” stops there, and that her next tour does not feature her entering the stage from a 14′ replica of her vulva.

        • alyce1213

          Oh no, you put that out there! I fear that’s next.

  • FloridaFashionFan

    As much as she feels is necessary to touch herself there, I’m thinking we need to be testing her for all sorts of things. But then I’m a public health nurse.

  • skipiddydoda

    Who are the people that go to a Miley Cyrus concert?

    • Sobaika

      Drunk 19 year olds.

    • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

      Children whose mothers think she’s Hannah Montana .

    • Jacob Bowen

      Me for my birthday! Can’t wait!

      • skipiddydoda

        Have fun and report back!

    • @Biting Panda

      Sigh. My soon to be 17 yr old Cinderella. Her maternal aunt (early 20s) is taking her. I just shook my head. She’s old enough to go, but I was hoping she wouldn’t want to.

      • demidaemon

        Can’t save em all.

    • Kristin McNamara

      I coach high school varsity girls basketball, and I recently found out that about 5 of my (completely normal and awesome) girls on the team LOVE her and have been to her concerts before. I got a huge sad.

  • Sobaika

    My pagina feels itchy.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOctocornNetwork International Model

    I now know what Victorians felt like when they saw a bare throat.

    • Sarah

      ANKLES! Damn my eyes!

  • artgirl9

    The hand-crotch thing was vaguely shocking in the 80’s the first couple of times we saw it. Now it is just desperately dated.

  • Melissa Bumbs Grant

    I feel the need to bathe in Purell just looking at these pictures. I can’t imagine how I’d feel actually being hear her.

    • Kristin McNamara

      You bathe in Purell, you might be burning down there just as much as Miley seems to be.

      • Melissa Bumbs Grant

        Yes but it would be a clean burn…not like now. I don’t consider myself a prude but I feel like I did at a friends house when her three year old was eating popcorn and touching herself with the same buttery hand. Just plain grossed out and not really wanting to partake in the popcorn. Miley isn’t sexy she’s just icky.

  • Jane Morris

    Maybe she has to pee.

  • Betsy

    The costumes. I guess? Feel like Madonna did this all 20 years ago and did it a lot better. But unlike Madonna on her dirtiest day, Miley makes me feel like I need to bathe in disinfectant and wash my eyes with Frank’s Hot Sauce.

    • CatherineRhodes

      Actually, Madonna did it 30 years ago. Yeesh, some of us are getting old!

      • Betsy

        I know but I was trying to give myself ten years! Give an old lady a break. 😉

  • Jenna621

    I just can’t with her.

  • megexpat

    Constantly grabbing her vag is just nasty. Gawd I wish she’d cut that shit out

  • SewingSiren

    Why is she digging at herself? Does she have crabs?

  • snarkykitten

    I’m sorry, honey, but Marilyn Manson did this shit 20 years ago* and he did it better.

    *hear that? that is the sound of me realizing I’m getting old.

  • xmixiex

    What the fuck. I can’t.

  • Cheryl

    I’m not defending crotch grabbing, but it seems that when male performers do it, no one even blinks but there is an immediate and loud reaction to a female do exactly the same thing. I prefer neither did, but the vitriol seems that much stronger when it’s Miley.
    I love her boots.

    • Betsy

      I don’t like when anyone does it and is the main reason I don’t partake in any kind of community chips or peanuts at bars, parties or restaurants. Yuck.

      • demidaemon

        My feelings exactly.

    • CommentsByKatie

      This is definitely a fair statement, yeah. I do feel that I’m ‘de-sensitized’ to males doing it but it annoys/repulses me with Miley. Something to think about. That said, it does seem like she does it way more than most performers, male or female.

      • Laura Renee

        Or are there more photographs of it because it’s so unusual for women?

    • alyce1213

      I blink when male performers do it. I see crotch grabbing as an equal opportunity offender.

    • Jacob Bowen

      Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I cannot thank you enough for pointing out this awful double standard.

    • MaggieMae

      I agree that she’s catching extra heat because she’s female. I also think she is portraying something more graphic than just placing a hand on the crotch (ala Michael Jackson of days of old). She looks like she is masturbating.

      • Kristin McNamara

        I’m not sure MJ “placing” is the same as, say, Eminem “grabbing”.

    • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

      I think there’s some truth to what you’re saying, but I can’t think of one male pop star who grabbed his crotch while he was spread-legged and wearing tiny panties.

      • lynnlee

        Only because male performers don’t wear tiny panties in general when they want to be in your face about their sexuality (though I swear Prince might have done it). They certainly have worn skin tight spandex and done it. They’ve been singing songs and making videos for years now in which they go on and on about their sexual prowess while using practically naked women as props – which to a lot of us is more gross that touching yourself over clothes. Miley pawing at herself is so tame compared to that. It is amazing it upsets people so much.

        • http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/ Tom and Lorenzo

          Honestly, I’m not seeing the grand upset you seem to be seeing. Just pointing out that there’s a difference between someone grabbing their crotch in their pants and someone doing it spread-legged, in high-cut panties.

      • kerryev

        Almost certainly Prince, but way back in the day.

  • KT

    Hahahaha ohhh whatever. Just fucking stuff a dick in there and get it over with already.

  • Baditude

    Imagine if your job was “Abraham Lincoln impersonator for Miley Cyrus stage show.” Now there’s a line for a fascinating resume.

  • http://www.facebook.com/1033main Marci Smethurst Wolcott

    Has she firmly decided not to have the children/grandchildren who are going to have to live with these images of Mom/Nana floating around in the ether for all eternity?

  • Danielle

    But what is she using the twee little purse to hold?

    • sagecreek

      Ideally? Wet wipes.

      • jilly_d

        ^^^^^^^Got out the hammer and nailed it.

  • padma sallah

    As stage wear goes, yes all of this very great. But I do fear that she is on her way to a permanent wedgie. All this high underwear cannot be good for her crotch in general.

  • JaCory Deon

    The leotard with the bedazzled pot on it is a thing of (tacky) beauty! Some of these are quite nice as performance attire…now about the performer, er, take your hand out of your crotch a bit love.

    • save_the_hobbit

      Sort of love the bedazzled pot leaf leotard. That’s about it.

  • Nika E

    I feel like im officially an old person (and im only 30) because I honestly do not understand her appeal. I dont understand her music, her personal style, I dont understand what she’s trying to portray. Why is it cute to have ur vagina hanging out? Why do teenage girls and some women think she’s so awesome? Who’s buying her music? Why is she being encouraged to behave in such a way? I feel like my mom when I was so into Marilyn Manson and she just couldn’t fathom why. Its like she’s trying so hard to show shes a woman now but all I see is a very confused sad little girl who is trying to get back at her parents. God, I so sound like my mother.

    • ErikaM812

      I agree! I’m about your age, and I don’t know anyone who likes her! But then again, I don’t know any teenagers. Even then, I can see the appeal of other teen idols like Selena Gomez and One Direction. I even like some of their music. I have no idea who Miley’s fans are.

  • AwesomeMargie

    It just struck me that MJ did it a lot as well.

  • sagecreek

    I’m guessing that La Familia Hemsworth is just thanking their lucky stars, every single day.

  • Elana Bryan

    AAAGH! My eyes! I can’t un-see that! Great costumes though. I seriously dislike that girl, but like any good car wreck I cannot look away. Well played Miley.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    Honey, if you want to touch yourself that’s ok – but that’s for private time. Otherwise, if you have to pee go ahead and go to the bathroom.

    Love, Parents Everywhere

    • alyce1213

      Love, Everyone

  • TwiddlyStun

    Not totally sure she’s faking. There is a kind of “young person” attitude (lawdy I’m gonna say get offa my lawn any minute) that once they discover sex it’s YOU GUYS GUESS WHAT! THERE’S THIS THING THAT FEELS AMAZING! and all of us who discovered it… a bit longer ago… say yes, honey, we know, but they are called “private” parts for a reason.

  • Judy_J

    Gee, Miley. You’ve discovered something no one ever found before and you want the world to know. Wow.

  • Synnamin

    I foresee her “discovering” S&M in about 6 months. Seems like something every “edgy” pop star ends up doing. Therefore, next concert tour will be filled with latex, whips, floggers, and shiny boy toys.

    Hmm. I might actually be into seeing that one.

    • demidaemon

      This might be an even bigger No for me than this, mostly because I know it will suffer from the same appropriation issues that Miley has today and is already pervading society through Fifty Shades of Grey.

      • Synnamin

        ew. yeah. good point.

  • Kristy Sheldon

    Who is buying tickets for these concerts? Is her Hanna Montana fan base still following her, as they have grown up with her, or is her new target demo 40 yr old men?

  • Jess Collett

    … is she pretending to give a blowjob to Abraham Lincoln? Um whut.

  • MK03

    Does anyone remember Andy Dick’s character from Mad TV? The one who was Christina Aguilera’s cousin and was a merciless parody of her and teen idols in general? I feel like that’s what Miley is now: A parody of herself.

  • Fordzo a.k.a. Fancy Mukluks

    As my mother would say, “That will give you a yeast infection!” Just to be clear, I’m talking about *all* of that.

  • lynnlee

    It bothers me some commentors are calling her a skank. I didn’t think this site was about body shaming or slut shaming. As many have pointed out, none of this is new or shocking.certainly male performers have been grabbing their crotches since the 80’s. And her costumes aren’t any more revealing than things Madonna and Gaga have worn on stage. You think she’s tacky or untalanted fine, but “skank”?

    • tereliz

      Not to get too into semantics, but when I think “skank”, I think “dirty” or “tacky”, as opposed to slutty. I’ve called men/men’s clothing or behavior skanks/skanky in the past, so IMO, it’s equal-opportunity as derogatory terms go.

      It’s really more of an elitist slam than a misogynistic one.

    • alyce1213

      Words like skank, slut, scumbag and douche bag have different meanings for different people, and are used interchangeably, “right” or not.
      It’s just semantics. What it comes down to is trashy, which is pretty specific and less open to interpretation.

  • CatherineRhodes

    Is she blowing Abe Lincoln?

  • Gatto Nero

    I don’t want to do her, be her, or look at her.

    • Trickytrisha

      I’m not sure what she’s doing on these pages at all. She has nothing to offer BKs other than nausea.

  • alyce1213

    If we’re talking costumes, these don’t come close in design or fabulosity to some I’ve seen. Crotch, cowboy boots, glitter, fluffy — over and over again. Yawn. Nothing surprising, only offensive. That she uses little people and apparently a very giant person as props (and make no mistake — they’re props) in her show is repugnant.
    She knows exactly what she’s doing, but she just doesn’t have a clue how predictable her act is. Of course.

    • Kristin McNamara

      I’m also concerned that there exists a little person and a very large person who’d sign up for a gig such as this :(

  • georgie

    I’m just confused about why she has a teeny purse with her on stage (in the red outfit). Like is she keeping some snacks in there for later?

    • cassandu

      if by “snacks,” you mean edibles and joints, then yes.

    • Nika E

      I figured she was keeping a couple of mollys in there, maybe some chapstick. And for sure like some vagasil cream or something.

  • Kent Roby

    Giving Honest Abe a blow job on stage is SO last season. Yawn.

    • tereliz

      Right? Now if it were Grover Cleveland…

      God, I need to stop right there before I’m overcome. *fans self*

      • Kent Roby

        Grover Cleveland, love it! For real, you just KNOW that all of us Bitter Kittens would have too much fun together!

  • Janet B

    Miley was mentioned on the morning news because local parents were shocked at her behavior/stagewear during her concert. (How long have they been living under a rock?)
    How many male performers grab their crotches while performing on stage with nary a mention on the local news?

    • http://www.snoskred.org/ Snoskred

      I think this is all about context and exactly as you state – a lot of parents do spend a lot of time “living under rocks” – e.g. working, living a life that does not involve keeping up with the celebrity goings on. So I would suggest a lot of them were expecting their kids to see Hannah Montana and what they got was baby wanna be Madonna giving blow jobs to a dead president.. It might have come to them as a surprise. :)

      • demidaemon

        Truth be told, all of our brains here are filled up with too much of this type of information. I could live with living under a rock when it comes to this.

      • Janet B

        I hope that they were a bit suspicious of the name “Bangerz” at least.

    • Kent Roby

      The parents who were shocked about this concert probably also thought that The Hunger Games was a good children’s film for their sensitive 5-yr-old daughter, and had no idea that Brian Boitano is gay.

  • marlie

    No. Just… No.

  • Akemi

    Nope.

  • Vanessa Reyes

    Some of those crotch grabbing pics remind me of the kitty litter ads from Fresh Step with the cats crossing their legs because they have to pee ; )

    • NMMagpie

      OMGGGGG… that just made my day!!

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    If I don’t want to see someone do that on the subway, I certainly don’t want to pay money to watch someone do that onstage. Also, 9th picture down, she looks like she’s blowing Abe Lincoln. However, the costumes are great.

    • alyce1213

      That’s exactly what she’s doing to Abraham Lincoln.

  • Ashley Ellen Wilson

    Her whole schtick strikes me so much as a mockery of everything pop cultural–like she’s really asking how far people will let her take it. I think she honestly asks herself “What’s the most extreme thing I can do? Where I can possibly take this? When are people gonna say enough and quit buying my tickets?” I get the feeling one day she’ll sit down to do an interview and in a very articulate, intelligent manner reveal the whole thing was a commentary on society. Much like Joaquin Phoenix did not too long ago. I think she’s just trying to see how far she can push it, which is nothing new, really.
    OR she’s batshit crazy.

    • Tina Power

      What bothers me is she spends all this time doing this kind of thing and then bemoans that no one pays attention to her music. Well no shit.

  • RedRaven617

    You know how toddler boys run around holding onto their wee-wee? Yeah, that’s how she looks to me.

  • http://piblet.tumblr.com/ Anastasia

    The most impressive design is the tongue outfit, by far — it’s a perfect representation of Miley’s, right down to the white fuzz.

  • Skippymom1

    I would have enjoy the stage wear much more if she had put her tongue in her mouth and taken her finger out of her crotch. Yick.
    I don’t know any HS girl who finds her appealing or relevant. My 16 year old daughter and all her friends think she is skanky – and they used to really like her.

  • maxxman

    Shouldn’t that tongue have a white coating on it?

  • lobsterlen

    I kind of ashamed to admit this but strangely I am craving a hot dog now.
    Was this a presidents day performance because why else would she giving a fake Abe Lincoln a simulated bj?

  • Annmarie Kane

    First pix – “Oh I’m an Oscar Meyer Weiner!” Ohjer pix – “My labia itches!” That’s all I got…

  • fananafanafophalec

    Is this satire or did I just timejump into the age of Idiocracy

  • dash1211

    She’s just gross.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Just what every girl needs, a giant hotdog with a saddle. I love the big yellow muppet coat and the black and white fur chaps.

  • cocohall

    She is successfully get what she wants – attention. I hope she has a really good sense of humor so when she looks back at all this in about 10 years she laughs more than she cringes. I suppose if my twin 15 year olds were still fans (we logged a lot of Hannah Montana in the day) I would be more up in arms, but I just want to pat her on the head like a precocious toddler and tell her its nap time. On the plus side, you cannot make all the costume changes, hit your marks, buttslap your token black lady and dwarf, and finger yourself on cue without a pretty impressive degree of professionalism. It may be all be tacky, but I’ll take this anyday over the disastrous Britney performance at the award show (was it the Grammy’s?) where she didn’t seem to know where she was or what she was supposed to be doing. That was just sad. And painful to watch. This is just sort of predictable and boring.

    • demidaemon

      I see what you are saying.I still wouldn’t pay to see this OR Britney Spears.

      • cocohall

        Oh dear god, I didn’t mean to suggest I would PAY to see this either!!!!! I’m with the other bitter kittens in wondering exactly WHO is willing to shell out to see this. Apparently, quite a few folks. But it is safe to say that I am so NOT in the demo for Miss Miley.

        • demidaemon

          It’s too bad, because once you strip away all the whackadoo and the tacky, she’s a decent singer and performer. She also has Sarah Paulson’s stamp of approval, if that means anything.

          • cocohall

            I so agree. I was watching American Idol and a young woman of 18 sang a VERY provocative song. And Harry Connick, after she was finished singing, asked her to just say the first two lines of the songs and she squirmed her way through with evident embarrassment. He was challenging her choice, asking her “is this what you really want to SAY with your music?” Keith Urban basically said, honey, you have a really good voice, you don’t NEED to do this sort of performance to be successful. Clearly, once you’ve commissioned the construction of a giant tongue slide, you are a bit past this sort of conversation. I assume Miss Miley does feel she needs to do this to shake off the old Hannah Montana. And the more people complain, the more determined she is to stay the course. I suspect she was a good little girl and followed marching orders from Disney for a long time. She was HM for a many years. I assume the course correction will take nearly as long to balance things out.

          • demidaemon

            You are probably right. Sigh. So, maybe in ten years or so, Miley will be tolerable again?

          • cocohall

            Yes, and she’ll probably be the voice of reason and wisdom on whatever singing competition show (Voice, Idol) that is still on the airwaves!

          • demidaemon

            HA!

  • rebeemoon

    The girl has some serious vocal chops. All I’m gonna say.

    • wisdomy

      And, apparently, a raging yeast infection. Cool clothes, though.

  • Linderella

    Ah, the pictures clarify so much. In my dotage, I didn’t realize the “Bangerz” she refers to was shorthand for “Finger Bangerz.”

  • save_the_hobbit

    As a lesbian, you think I would enjoy this much brazen vagina, but mostly I just want to throw up. Also, what the hell is with her and slapping black girls’ asses and having little people on stage with her?

  • Qitkat

    If you say so…but I say she’s about one video away from a pay for view video sex channel.

  • CeeQ

    Fucking hell. I can’t.

  • lesmaha

    I. Just. Can’t.

  • Therese Bohn

    The Supremes and The Beatles never had to grab themselves on stage to get attention. Elvis merely swiveled his hips. All the self touching started with Madonna and it’s been downhill ever since.
    I hope she’ll be happy doing this when she’s Cher’s age.

    • judybrowni

      You’re forgetting Jim Morrison’s sausage fest.

      • Therese Bohn

        True, but I don’t think that started the trend. Anyway, this is pretty sad.

        • wisdomy

          Poor Michael Jackson, forgotten so soon. Not that he started it, either. I’m not a fan of the crotch-grab, but I’m even less a fan of it somehow only being notable, let alone shameful, when women do it.

          • Therese Bohn

            Actually, I was going to mention Jackson too, since he also was fond of it, Loved his talent, hated the crotch grabbing.

  • demidaemon

    Exactly my thought. Too much faux fingering. Also, I feel offended by the presidential fake BJ.

  • Trickytrisha

    Disgusting with a capital D.

  • quiltrx

    I don’t need to see that much of her cooter area, that many times. And I don’t need her constantly touching it to remind me it’s there. Ick.

  • Big Bear

    NSFAnywhere.

  • Julaine Haraden Morley

    Colorful but tiresome.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    I like the furry yellow coat, but otherwise… meh. She’s just not very interesting.

  • Annistella

    Hmmm. Madonna ‘challenging’ social norms at the same time in her performing life appeared groundbreaking and artistic in that it was pointedly questioning powerful social institutions that repressed womens sexuality, whereas Miley seems to be taking contemporary taboos and exploiting them to shock for publicity, without the same structural context. Will these performances become iconic in retrospect?

    • jjtxgrrl

      Nope. They won’t.

  • Annistella

    Actually, I answered my own question. No.

  • Gina Mondzelewski Small

    God, make it stop

  • Chevalle

    Is she…pretending to blow…Abraham Lincoln…?

    • http://urban-gypsy.com/ Tess Danesi

      Yup. Ever classy and tasteful, our Miley.

  • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com cheekypinky

    Vagisil, Ms. Cyrus. Look into it.

  • CLTborn

    I am all for “all-natural”, nicely kept, of course, but can I just say I am so, so glad Miley waxes?

    • Shawn EH

      I suppose if all the male rappers do it (grab themselves while they perform) why can’t she? I wonder if she realizes that it means something different for her to do it? No, she’s blowing Abe Lincoln, maybe not.

  • allcapsERINN

    Well, shoot, it looks like she was having fun and I bet it was all highly entertaining. I’m looking forward to seeing what the next evolution of her is like.

    Wow, she really likes her lady parts, huh?

    That hotdog pic made me crack up. :)

  • formerlyAnon

    Whoever does the feathery-looking work has has my deep admiration. Which also goes to whomever maintains those. I wonder how many performances they last before the wear & tear shows.

  • AMartel

    What is it about this rabid sequinned and dyed squirrel that fascinates? I really am curious.
    Is it the Disney princess has sex thing? That’s a “career transition” that merits applause because it’s so unique and always ends up so well?
    If she stops fake pleasuring herself on stage what’s left of her act?

  • Cathy S

    I just cannot with her. Every picture makes me feel ill. But I did like those fuzzy black and white chaps things. But the tongue and the fingering and the slapping black women on the ass thing. So gross.

  • paintedfish

    what does she keep in her little purse? her dignity?

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      But where is the dignity? in the purse? Or could it be buried under a pile of cultural misappropriations and discarded Hannan Montana CD’s and posters?

  • Clash D

    …ice-skating, crazy cowboy muppet person.

  • colorjunky

    Wonder if she knows who Abe Lincoln is?

  • Lilyana_F

    Wow, girl, you’re soo outrageous, this is shocking, etc., etc….

  • suzq

    The other day, Pricilla Presley said that Miley Cyrus reminded her a lot of Elvis, particularly in terms of the moralistic criticism she tends to get.

    I think Pricilia’s on to something. Miley definitely has that Las Vegas-style flair, reminiscent of SCTV’s Lola Heatherton.

  • jjtxgrrl

    The self-made-freak-show will stop if we all start looking away!
    …..But rather than look away…… Lets praise her for “having fabulous ensembles”??? Really?

    Ugh. This isn’t even a question of morality. Its just a question of class.