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8/27/13 at 10:35 AM 1 Comments

Twerking Miley Cyrus' VMA Performance Upsets Singer's Mom

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Gloria Loring is baffled by former Disney star Miley Cyrus' Sunday 2013 VMA performance with her son Robin Thicke. Cyrus earned shocked reactions from celebs and social media. For Loring, her reaction was one of confusion.

The former Days of Our Lives actress told OMG Insider. "I don't understand what Miley Cyrus is trying to do.

She continued "I didn't get what her point was ... It was so over the top as to almost be a parody of itself."

During MTV's Video Music Awards, Cyrus, 20, performed a overtly sexual dance called "twerking" up against Thicke's torso while wearing a nude-colored bikini. Thicke is a married man who attended the VMAs with his actress wife Paula Patton.

Although a source close to Patton reportedly told TMZ that the actress was not bothered by the performance, His mom described the incident as "not beneficial."

"I was not expecting her to be putting her butt that close to my son," she told the TV Magazine. Loring concluded, "The problem is now I can never unsee it."

Cyrus and Thicke paired up to perform Thicke's "Blurred Lines." The hit tune has been denounced by feminist writers because they believe both the song and video encourage and popularize rape.

Feminist in LA blogger Lisa Huynh wrote "The majority of the song (creepily named 'Blurred Lines') has the R&B singer murmuring 'I know you want it' over and over into a girl’s ear. Call me a cynic, but that phrase does not exactly encompass the notion of consent in sexual activity."

Cyrus also performed her own song "We Can’t Stop" which is also controversial for its sexual and drug references. 

The daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus has became a tween sensation in the early 2000s as Hannah Montana -- a fictional TV role as well as a musical stage moniker. Recently she has broken free of the Disney character by wearing revealing clothing, cutting her hair short and singing club anthems such as We Can't Stop and Ashtrays and Heartbreaks -- a marjuana-inspired song with rapper Snoop Lion.

The fiancee to actor Liam Hemsworth told Twitter followers that she is a Christian. However Cyrus said she believes as she sings in We Can't Stop, "only God can judge us."

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