This is like the icing on top of the media-cake that has been the MTV Video Music Awards Twerk-gate, where Miley Cyrus showed the uninitiated what twerking was (and, what she looks like near-naked). The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) received over 150 official complaints submitted regarding Cyrus' provocative performance. (The FCC is an independent United States Government agency with the mission of promoting safety and national defense, regarding the communication/media pathways in America). Proving that the FCC is not without a sense of humor, the Cyrus complaints were released to the public, including The Smoking Gun that has put some of them on display for all to read.
Many compared the Cyrus controversy to the infamous Janet Jackson performance during the Superbowl Halftime Show in 2004, where her bare breast was exposed. That performance was also produced by MTV... however it aired on CBS, leading to a $550,000 fine from the FCC. That's the funniest part of reading these complaints: due to the fact that the VMAs were broadcast on MTV--a cable network--the FCC doesn't have any jurisdiction and can't levy any fines at all.
Here are a few of the choice lines from the complaints. WARNING: an extremely ironic use of profanity is contained below.
"She made multiple very indecent poses and gestures, from grabbing her crouch [sic], using a foam finger like a dildo, and licking the butt of a stuff bear."
"had I wanted my family to see a hooker perform a live sex show, I would have taken them to Tijuana... she backed up against her male co-singer's genitals in a doggy style position and humped him like a bitch in heat... Do your fucking job"
"She exposed her tongue numerous [sic] while grinding her exposed buttocks on the front of the pants of the male performer"
"This was pure porn... GOD HELP THIS NATION."
"she is acting like a devil flicking that tongue as deamons [sic] do."
"I suggest 12 months in a convent!"
"she bent over to rub her buttocks on Robin Thicke's groin which caused him to have a slight erection"
"Miley Cyrus needs to be spanked and fined a great deal of money"
"My daughter was compelled to bury her head under the covers."
"MTV was also airing condum [sic] commercials. This was rated X"
"our nation has become a truly Liberal Socialist nation now."
"I though [sic] I was watching child porn! My daughter was even surprised at Slutty Cyrus... this is OUTRAGEOUS"
"Just disgusting and almost made me want to puke."
It's safe to say that Cyrus' performance has left an indelible impression on many who viewed it. Who knows where the lil' scamp will turn up next?