The People vs. Miley Cyrus: FCC Complaints Aired

Federal agency releases messages it received from viewers upset by the singer's recent MTV performance

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Robin Thicke, left, and Miley Cyrus perform at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at the Barclays Center in New York.
Scott Gries / Invision / AP

Quite a few people were none to pleased with Miley Cyrus’s raunchy VMA’s performance. And at least 150 people asked the government to do something about it.

The FCC released the complaints Friday in response to Freedom of Information Act requests from multiple news sources, including The Smoking Gun. Because the Video Music Awards aired on MTV, a cable channel, the FCC does not have the authority to penalize the show. But statements in some of these complaints from around the country are plenty punishment enough.

A few examples:

Tucson, AZ

“Miley Cyrus needs to be detoxed from her behavior, her clothing, her dance moves, and taught how to keep her tongue in her mouth. I suggest 12 months in a convent!

Santa Barbara, CA

“How is it possible that you threw a coniption [sic] fit over Janey Jackson’s nipple slip and yet I was subjugated to 4 minutes of Miley Cyrus last night?

Bascom, FL


West Saint Paul, MN

“The Miley Cyrus performance was very pornographic and should not have been on TV. She had multiple very indecent sexual poses and gestures, from grabbing her crouch, using a foam finger like a dildo, and licking the butt of a stuff bear in a sexual manner.”

Bordentown, NJ

“Singer Miley Cyrus performed an act on live TV during primetime that was offensive, obscene and appeared to appeal to the Pedophile audience… My family was horrified by this performance.”

[The Smoking Gun]


Celebs like Miley, Rihanna, KeS$ha, Avril, Justin, Chris, Eminem etc are controversial.
These trail blazing celebs are right to diss the Media, Paps and Haters. They deserve it.
Who can blame them! So what's in it for them, freedom, fame and, oh yeah, lots of "$$"!
When stuff is seen as controversial, naysayers and prudes rear their perverted heads.
Controversy sells. Don't let stuff bug you and ignore BS. Fame is fleeting, so is life.
To all you liars and haters, it's never too late to change. You can loose your dark side.
If the naked body bothers you, go see a pcychologist. DON’T JUDGE. DON'T HATE. BE KIND.


All these comments are from christian bible thumpers. She is an entertainer. Get real.


I think these female pop stars need to strip down and shock people with their antics because they haven't a scrap of talent otherwise.


Typical Americans...watching and being "offended" when all they need have done is change the channel or better yet, turn off the television and spend time with the family


This puritan christian nonsense has to end. She is an entertainer and is a very successful one at that. She a sexually powerful woman and that scare's christ ball-clutching americans. Grow-up losers.


All you had to do was change the channel.  They show this stuff on tv all the time.  Don't act so shocked like you all are so innocent.  Suppose you all are just looking for attention or something to whine about.  Check your own parenting skills!