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September 8, 2013

KNISELY: Setting a terrible example

I was going to let this whole thing go, but I have decided I just can’t.

And I should probably know better because my mom always told me, “Never argue with a fool because listeners can’t tell the difference.” But this won’t be the first time I’ve ignored my mom’s advice.

So, who’s the fool in question here? Miley Cryus.

Her “performance” at the MTV Video Music Awards was bad enough, but then her comments about it days later were just mind-numbingly infuriating.

In case you missed it (for which I would be envious), she stripped down to a skin-colored bikini and “danced” with a fully clothed Robin Thicke.

The performance was all people talked about for days. So much so that Miley finally responded. If the interview hadn’t come over the news wire at work, I likely would have not seen it. I wish I hadn’t.

She told a documentary crew she knew she’d be making history, as many VMA performances do, she said.

But what surprised her, she went on to say, was that people were still talking about it days later.

“We’re three days later and people are still talking about it. They’re overthinking it,” she said. “You’re thinking about it more than I thought about it when I did it. Like, I didn’t even think about it ‘cause that’s just me.”

Really, Miley?

How did you A) really think you were making history and B) if you were really making history, wouldn’t that be something you would want to put a little thought into?

How on earth can you construe the fact that you were grinding on a man in your underwear on national TV as “making history”? The fact that you called your performance historical is an insult to historians everywhere. I highly doubt anyone will ever study your performance in the name of history.

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