FCC Releases Complaints Against Miley Cyrus' VMA Stunt


Miley Cyrus VMA


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 pantsFCC 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?


- Miley Cyrus

Written by: bad_subject
Sep 14th, 2013, 6:29 pm

Images courtesy Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images,


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Message Posted On Sep 19th, 2013, 2:43 am

Yes, I don't know why. I was actually pondering this over coffee this morning. So on that note:

You can lead a horse to water, but you can't force it to drink :-D


raven.sirius: send me a message sometime.. ;-)


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Message Posted On Sep 18th, 2013, 10:12 pm

Considering a lot of these other posts, I think Jelly, you're alittle too focused on mine, again, just my opinion.


Message Posted On Sep 18th, 2013, 3:39 pm
meh - Did what it was supposed to do, give her more publicity and airtime... Boy, did it work!

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Message Posted On Sep 18th, 2013, 2:54 am
P.s. Jelly, I think I love you! :)

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Message Posted On Sep 18th, 2013, 2:49 am
The only reason all of the Americans, and ex-pats, have a problem with HER performance is they refuse to accept that Hanna Montana is not a real person. It's the problem with a generation or two of mentally unstimulated, average, or below, intelligence people who are both tutored and minded by the television. Basically... grow up! Also the Janet Jackson exposure at the Super Bowl was UNINTENTIONAL! It can not possibly compare to the crap that Miley put on at the VMA. If feelings of disgust are that rife about the tame little 'dance' she did with Thicke then how is it Britney, Madogga (typo intended), Gaga, Pink or any of a hundred, or more, celebrities are even allowed to walk out of their front door?! I don't care about Miley at all and, quite frankly, find her quite unattractive (which was certainly not overturned by her VMA performance). BUT, when performing as a caricature signifying prostitution and sexually loose morays, I would expect nothing less than what was at the VMAs.

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Message Posted On Sep 18th, 2013, 2:12 am

Ouch. :-D I was all good with your post until half way through then I got a bit confused. My apologies if I hit a nerve with my post. Didn't mean to. My post was purely in response to the posts that you have made which clearly reference your daughter, role models and parents?

"My daughter is almost 14 and reads the news."
"She looked up to her at one point because she had been a wholesome young role model."
"I'm not a Republican, but I do have a 13 yr old who used to look up to this peice of trash. Things like this become important once you become a parent."
"this is a very sad young lady with no sense of self, no self respect, poor judgement and no values at all. I always look at the parents in these type of cases. She'll hit rock bottom one day and wonder how her life too has become a disgusting train wreck."

In MY opinion, once you become a parent, you automatically become your childs number one role model. There is no debating this... While your children may learn things, find out things, or see thing online on television or via movies and the radio etc... their learned behaviour and core values still come down to what is being taught and shown to them by their nearest and dearest. If you are teaching your daughter good values and behaviour then you really should have no fear that your daughter will think Miley's performance was normal.
Yes I do agree it is good to go online and vent. Usually I come to tvrage to read news about shows I am interested in, rage a little over shows I love that are cancelled etc. I don't come on here to judge people personally. Generally I consider an adult slagging off an 18 year old girl they only know via what they portray to the public to be pretty sad behaviour. Whether it is 'only online' or not.. it still comes from you.  Again... just my opinion. Anyways, I am sure your daughter is a beautiful girl and she will grow up to have a bright future :D Apologies again if I offended you, was definitely not my perogative! Take care :-D

(ps: my only issues with my mother is I think her opinions are crap. I tell her this on a regular basis :-D )


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Message Posted On Sep 17th, 2013, 10:10 pm

My post wasn't actually geared toward my daughter. The "judgements" that I've made are  for venting purposes only, which is one of the reasons we all come here to write these posts, or so I thought. I don't speak to my daughter this way, which is really no ones business anyway. Yes she has plenty of access to internet but I still monitor really well what she watches. I'm not opposed to her seeing Miley's performance or others like her, in fact it's good to see how far she's fallen. How our relationship stands also is no one's business either. Whether I'm her role model or not is beside the point. ( Sounds as if you're projecting your own mother issues  here)The argument at hand is celebrities, not mother daughter relationships. If someone had a role model as Obama, or a famous an athlete, would they also be wrong since they didn't mention their parent ? Doesn't make sense at all. My entire point was she's become disgusting. My daughter can see this also, which is simply unfortunate.My opinion, my way of thinking. Period.


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Message Posted On Sep 17th, 2013, 1:17 am

@Tinalessia.. I am finding your postings regarding this matter very confusing. You say it disgusts you. and you have made your opinion clear on this.. and yet you keep coming back to reafirm your statements regarding miley... what exactly are you hoping to achieve? Apart from giving her more publicity which you clearly believe she doesn't need :D

You also state that miley was your daughters role model. As a parent you should be your daughters number one role model. Judging someone and calling them names such as 'piece of trash' and that her life will 'become a trainwreck' are not really what should come out of a role model. Growing up my mother was very bigoted and very vocal and judgemental of people she didn't approve of. Now at the age of 31, while I care about my mother and I always will, I have almost zero respect for her opinion. Once I became old enough to understand that not everyone felt the same way she did, I became aware of how disgusting and shameful her comments about other people are... My rule of thumb is if I have nothing nice or constructive to say... I just dont say it.

It is now 2013. At the age of 13 I'd say your daughter has seen worse than Mileys performance. If you say she hasn't I will believe you because that's what I do, but if shes ever had unsupervised access to the internet or has a mobile phone or a friend that has either.. well. *shrug* When I was 13 we had no internet and mobile phones but I will still very well aware of things and had seen my fair share of stuff I shouldn't have! You should have faith in your daughter and your ability to bring her up with the correct values to know that she wouldn't think Mileys performance was everyday normal. Okay, have a nice day!! :-)


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Message Posted On Sep 16th, 2013, 9:57 pm

I also left the States and live in Europe, we still believe in moral decency though. My daughter is almost 14 and reads the news. I didn't "let" her watch this but neither could I have prevented it. She saw the media hype and wanted to know what all the fuss was about. She looked up to her at one point because she had been a wholesome young role model. It's when the 9 and 10 year olds hold onto these ideas that it becomes a problem. I'm not AFRAID my daughter will turn into her at all. I simply don't want her thinking that people in show business are all about this. Just because Europenas look at nudity differently, doesn't mean America has to follow suit. I do think we're alla little uptight about naked breasts, but I don't want to see sex on a stage either.


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Message Posted On Sep 16th, 2013, 12:54 pm

If alyone is offended by this rather "Run of the Mill" preformance, they need to go to Germany and watch a live thrash metal show. It'll shock the SHIT out of them. In some of the more extreme shows they actually have people having rough/violent sex on stage. It was an MTV production, get over it. Miley is over 18 and can make her own desisions on how to perform, even if there are people that think it's a mistake.

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