I didn't see the Miley Cyrus thing on the VMA's because I had to choose between watching them or giving myself a root canal and dental health is important. But I, like everyone else, have been inundated with various rantings and ravings on the subject and a thought occurred to me that I haven't heard expressed yet. (Doesn't mean it hasn't been. I don't get around much.)
I am certainly not "in the know" on how award shows work on television. But here in Normalville, the content of a show is a known quantity before the show is actually performed. So, I'm guessing MTV knew the inappropriateness of Miley's performance and said it was A-OK. (The A in this case standing for Ass.) I'm not particularly surprised. So why is anyone else? Isn't this the show where Madonna open-mouth kissed Brittany Spears, or whoever was Flavor of the Week at the time? The VMA's have nothing to do with the quality of the music videos, because, frankly, you could put a bunch of chimpanzees in a room with a bunch of hot chicks and some horny guys playing guitar and come out with a decent video. It's about once a year MTV getting some publicity because the rest of the year the country thinks that MTV stands for Motorized Television, or the old Mary Tyler Moore network or some horrible neuromuscular disease that cripples you.
And this is the only way they can get said publicity. Live sex on stage. Wow. Too bad the Romans never thought about...oh wait, they did. It's not very original. But, it did get the desired effect.
I guess the only other thing they could do to stir up some world-shaking publicity is actually start showing music videos again, but that's just crazy talk.