The 'We Can't Stop' hitmaker shrugs off the haters, while the 2009 'American Idol' runner-up says the fact that everybody is talking only proves 'she's doin something right.'
Miley Cyrus is unfazed by the critics who scrutinized her raunchy acts on the stage of 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. "My VMA performance had 306.000 tweets per minute. That's more than the blackout or Superbowl! #fact," she posted, after posting a picture of her holding up both of her middle fingers with her back to the camera.
The former Disney darling also countered the many negative reviews coming her way by re-tweeting a favorable comment from Rolling Stone. "Miley was the one star in the room who truly understood what the MTV Video Music Awards are all about!" it read. "Miley stole the night, which is why the nation is still in recovery today. Thanks, Mile..."
Also coming to her defense was fellow singer Adam Lambert. "Listen if it wasn't ur cup of tea--- all good but why is everyone spazzing? Hey - she's doin something right. We all talkin," he pointed out before singing praises for other performers like Bruno Mars and hitmaking duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
Adam seemed to get mixed reactions for his opinion as he followed up later, "Hold up! I didn't actually state whether or not I liked @MileyCyrus performance. I merely said she was having fun and to cut her some slack. Whew folks are all heated bout this. Hilarious. I can't help it that I'm a contrarian -- just another healthy debate."
Miley first performed her singer "We Can't Stop" in a party set. She donned a swimsuit with a cartoony image of bear sticking out its tongue to resemble her familiar gesture. She then stripped down to nude-colored underwear and ground on Robin Thicke when he delivered his "Blurred Lines". She even used a foam hand as a sexual prop.
Not only was she criticized for her racy stage acts but she was also dissed for her repeated displays of sticking out her tongue. Her "Hannah Montana" co-star Brooke Shields called her "a bit desperate," while "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson described her as a "pitchy stripper" along with opening act Lady GaGa.
Without mentioning any names, Nick Cannon tweeted that night, "Remind me to never let my kids into showbiz... thanks." Kelly Osbourne, meanwhile, advised the singer not to stick her tongue out too much. "Put your f**king tongue in your mouth. I love you, but just put your tongue in your mouth," she said on "Fashion Police".
Another of Miley's defenders, her beastie Cheyne Thomas, called out Kelly "fat and 30" to answer a tweet sent to him, "Kelly Clarkson called Miley a pitchy stripper. Do you think she's mad because her past few singles flopped and wasn't asked to perform?" He added, "The reasons Kelly Clarkson is bitter could really go on for day (sic)."
As for Kelly's remarks, Miley simply re-tweeted a post from her follower, "That tongue has been out as long as I've known her."