The MTV Video Music Awards come just once per year, and with them comes the annual outraging of the Parents Television Council. The PTC, of course, didn’t much care for the over-the-top raunchiness of Miley Cyrus and other aspects of the night.
In a press release, they blast the “blatant sexualization” and celebration of “the use of illegal drugs” (when Cyrus took a picture, instead of cheese she told everyone to shout “marijuana”).
Group president Tim Winter called out Cyrus for focusing so much on sex instead of sticking to “her considerable talent as a performer” for the sake of the young’uns.
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It’s also unfortunate that the VMAs were underwritten by the vast majority of Americans who were forced to pay for MTV on their cable bills, but who don’t give a damn about the VMAs.
MTV and Cyrus could both be forces for something positive, but tonight’s VMA partners relied on exposing millions of children to graphic, inappropriate and far-too-frequently offensive content.
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