Unless you’ve been living under a rock — or have no Internet connection, same difference — you’ve either seen or heard about Miley Cyrus’s ‘twerk’ performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night. After all, CNN devoted an obscene amount of time to covering the ex-“Hannah Montana” sweetheart, so it must be big news.
In any case, Miley should know that Joan Rivers is not impressed.
Miley Cyrus at the VMAs last night reminds me of Candyland - the easiest game in town and everyone gets a turn. Tune in at 9pm ET for more! ampmdash; Joan Rivers (@Joan_Rivers) August 27, 2013
i sometimes wonder if miley saw this and was like "oooooh me too! me!!!" http://t.co/3E1J5n29R3 ampmdash; Tavi Gevinson (@tavitulle) August 27, 2013
Did you see @MileyCyrus on the VMA's? Does her tongue hanging out mean she's dehydrated? ampmdash; Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) August 26, 2013
Re: Miley- the commodification of women of color deserves big discussion. "Hey, someone put a shirt on this dumb bitch!" doesn't. ampmdash; Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) August 27, 2013
What Was Miley Thinking?
Anne Cohen was the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.