FCC receives 150+ complaints over Miley Cyrus VMA performance

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released the number of viewers traumatized by Miley Cyrus’ performance at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) on August 25th. The Smoking Gun reveals that 150 viewers wrote to the FCC to express their outrage over the former Disney queen’s “twerking, foam-fingering, skimpy costume, bumping, grinding, omnipresent tongue, and her interaction with oversize teddy bears.”

The complaints, many of which were filed online, are demanding that the FCC fine Cyrus, MTV and Thicke (upon whom Cyrus grinded) for the outlandish behavior that was broadcast on August 25th.

However, the FCC is not able to issue any fines because it is only sanctioned to fine broadcast networks, such as ABC and CBS, for indecency, and not cable networks.

Some of the actual complaints are as follows:

  • Cyrus accused of “licking the butt of a stuff bear.”
  • “Humped him like a bitch in heat.”
  • Cyrus “touched the genitals of an older man while performing music.”
  • “GOD HELP THIS NATION.”
  • Cyrus was “acting like a devil flicking that tongue as deamons do.”
  • Cyrus engaged in “implied sexual acts with bears.”
  • “Miley should be excommunicated from the music community!”
  • Cyrus appeared “under the influence of drugs or alcohol.”
  • “Just disgusting and almost made me want to puke.”

Interested parties can read all of the complaints and see 32 documents the FCC released at The Smoking Gun.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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