While everyone is busy slamming the 20-year-old star, there are at least two people who have her back.
“Of course I’ll always be here for Miley,” Billy Ray Cyrus told Entertainment Tonight. “She’s still my little girl and I’m still her dad regardless how this circus we call show business plays out. I love her unconditionally and that will never change.”
And Justin Timberlake reminded critics that they need to cut Miley some slack. “Listen, man, you know, it’s the VMAs. What did you guys expect?” Justin recently told Fresh 102.7 radio host Jim Douglas. “I like Miley. I like her a lot. I think, you know, she’s young. She’s letting everybody know that she’s growing up.”
Justin also reminded listeners that artists have always pushed the envelope at the VMAs. “Madonna: wedding suit, humping the stage. Britney: strip tease. This is not an uncommon thing,” he said. “I actually thought all the bears were really cool.”
“I just think it’s the VMAs. It’s not like she did it at the Grammys,” he continued. “Let her do her thing, you know?”
While Miley is still getting slammed, Robin’s role in the racy performance has largely gone ignored.
Well, except for by his mother, Gloria Loring.
“Oh, Lord, have mercy…I was not expecting her to be putting her butt that close to my son,” she told omg! Insider. “The problem is now I can never ‘unsee’ it!”
“I don’t understand what Miley Cyrus is trying to do,” snipes Gloria. “I just don’t understand. I think she’s misbegotten in this attempt of hers. And I think it was not beneficial.”