Brooke Shields, who played the television mom of Miley Cyrus in “Hannah Montana”, admitted she felt Miley’s raunchy performance seemed a little “desperate”.
The 48-year-old actress was a guest host on the “Today” show and admitted she was shocked by her former co-star’s VMA performance.
Miley, 20, shocked the audience and television viewers by attempting to twerk and act sensual during her number with “Blurred Lines” singer Robin Thicke.
Brooke Shields probably said it best when she described Miley Cyrus’ behavior on last night’s Video Music Awards.
Brooke jokingly said, “I was Hannah Montana’s mother! Where did I go wrong?”
Shields said, “I just want to know who’s advising her, and why [the racy display] is necessary…. [Our children] can’t watch that. I feel like it’s a bit desperate.”
The former model said that while Lady Gaga is also racy that “[Gaga has] a genius behind all of it; it’s not just display”.
Brooke Shields feels that Miley is trying so hard to leave her Disney star days behind her that she is overcompensating and trying to be overtly sexual.
Brooke said, “You could see her trying so hard to go against that. She can sing beautifully, and I feel like if she lets that lead, rather than let her bottom lead…. She’s trying so, so hard.”
But Brooke did praise Miley for her bravery, adding, “She went for it. You’ve got to give her some credit. We’re all talking about her”.
Today’s news has all been about the 20-year-old singer gyrating against 36-year-old married father-of-one, Robin Thicke. Something we hear his wife wasn’t too happy about!
MSNBC’s Morning Joe co- host Mika Brzezinski called the performance “really really disturbing”.
She said, “That young lady, who is 20, is obviously deeply troubled, deeply disturbed, clearly has confidence issues and I don’t think anybody should have put her onstage. That was disgusting and embarrassing. They don’t think that’s attractive, Miley. Nobody does, actually.
“That was not fun. That was not funny. That was really, really bad for anybody who’s younger and impressionable, and she’s really messed up. The whole thing was cringe-worthy, but I feel bad for her. She is a mess. Someone needs to take care of her. Someone needs not to put her onstage and make a complete fool of herself”.
Robin Thicke’s own mother, actress and singer Gloria Loring, was also shocked by Miley’s sexual display.
Gloria said, “I don’t understand what Miley Cyrus is trying to do. I think she’s misbegotten in this attempt of hers. And I think it was not beneficial. I didn’t get what her point was. It was so over the top as to almost be a parody of itself”.
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