Justin Timberlake took time out from celebrating his winning of four Moonmen trophies from Sunday night’s MTV VMA show to show his support for fellow Disney Alumnus Miley Cyrus’ OTT performance. Cyrus has set tongues wagging, pun intended, about her over sexed and very inappropriate act on the award program.
While complaints have been flooding in, others have asked whether or not the 20 year-old singer had been partaking in Molly before her performance. “Miley was definitely high on something,” was posted on the article about her possible Molly use. But drug allegations aside, it was the the sexualised nature of her performance that ruffled most viewers feathers.
Justin feels that all the fuss is a bit overblown. The 32 year-old ex Disney Mouseketeer stood up for the former Hannah Montana actress. Speaking to Fresh 102.7 he said, “It’s the VMAs, what did you guys expect? I like Miley, I like her a lot. She’s young, she’s letting everyone know she’s grown up. It’s the VMAs. It’s not like she did it at the Grammys.”
Justin has a point. MTV and its annual Video Music Award ceremony has always been about the controversy. Whether it is Kanye West stealing Taylor Swift’s spotlight, as well as her mic, or Britney Spears and Madonna sharing a kiss on stage it has always been about the spectacle. So really it is not that surprising that Justin Timberlake would support Miley Cyrus in her over the top performance.
Timberlake himself was very well behaved compared to his Disney female counterpart, but then, he is that bit older. Even his quickie rendition with his old crew from N Snync was something your grandma could watch and not suffer palpitations.
Justin went on to say that his personal favourite of the Miley Cyrus furore was the audience reactions. In particular her pal Jaden Smith and family. He said, “My favourite part of the Miley Cyrus performance is the Smith family reaction. I was late to the game on that. I was just shown that this morning, so it’s fresh in my mind.”
Since the web cam picture of the Smith family’s shocked reaction consisting of Will, Jada, Willow and Jaden looking various degrees of bewildered, shocked and dismayed, has hit the net, MTV has undertaken a sort of damage control. They claim that the family’s reaction has nothing to do with Miley’s sexually charged and strange performance. They claim it is the familial reaction to Lady Gaga’s performance.
Having seen both performances, I find it hard to believe that those looks were generated by the appearance of Mother Monster wearing a box around her head. Perhaps being a scientologist doesn’t prepare you for such a shocking image.
Apart from Justin’s assertion that Miley’s act wasn’t that bad, an opinion shared by Cyrus patriarch Billy Ray and, apparently, fiancée Liam Hemsworth. He went on to point out performers who have “priors” for causing controversy. He said, “Madonna: Wedding suit, humping the stage. Britney: Strip tease. This is not an uncommon thing. I actually thought all the bears were really cool!”
So according to Justin, Miley bound in “nude” latex, or spandex, underwear twerking against Robin Thicke’s crotch is not that un-toward. We would love to see what parties are like at the Timberlake household.
But Justin Timberlake showing his support of another ex-Disney star may be down to his winning four times in the VMA event. In case you missed what they were for, here is the list: Video Of The Year for Mirrors; Best Editing for Mirrors; Best Direction for Suit & Tie (director David Fincher); and the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. He may not be quite so supportive of Miley Cyrus after the glow of winning subsides.
By Michael Smith