Just when it seemed like everyone in the music industry – from Sinead O’Connor to Sufjan Stevens – had a problem with Miley Cyrus, the controversial singer got an unexpected champion in her corner. Former Beatle Paul McCartney defended both Cyrus’s racy ‘Wrecking Ball’ video and her twerking performance at the MTV VMAs during an interview with Sky News in the UK.
“I don’t think it was explicit at all. You couldn’t see anything,” McCartney told Sky News when asked about Cyrus’s video. “I watched it as an experiment to check, but you look at it and you say, ‘What’s everyone shouting about?’ She’s a young girl – she’s like only 20 or something – and she’s just having a go. Someone said to me that the world that people like Miley live in is all noise and they’ve got to get above the noise. So they’ve got to do something.”
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As for the infamous MTV VMA performance that caused an uproar among parents and pundits, Macca said he couldn’t understand the backlash. “I think it was only mildly shocking,” he told Sky News. “She was dancing with Robin Thicke at the awards. So what? C’mon, we’ve all seen worse than that.”