Miley Cryus’ Vogue cover was reportedly cancelled over her VMA twerking. The former Disney star was set to appear on the cover of December’s issue.
On August 25, Cyrus performed on MTVs Video Music Award show. During the show Cyrus bent over, pressed herself against Robin Thicke, and performed a dance move called twerking.
As explained by Urban Dictionary, twerking is a “rhythmic gyrating of the lower fleshy extremities in a lascivious manner.” The dance is considered to be quite erotic.
Miley Cyrus’s performance gained worldwide attention. It also sparked intense criticism.
As reported by Yahoo News, the performance may have made history, but it also cost Miley Cyrus the cover of Vogue.
Sources say that Cyrus was already photographed for the issue. However, editor-in-chief Anna Wintour has decided to rethink December’s cover.
Speaking of Cyrus’ twerking performance, Wintour reportedly “found the whole thing distasteful.” The overtly sexual dance moves prompted her “to take the cover in a different direction.”
Cyrus has not let the controversy slow her down. In her “Wrecking Ball” video, Cyrus performs in her underwear. As the video continues, she sheds all her clothing.
She rides on a wrecking ball and licks a sledge-hammer throughout the video.
As reported by Spin, the single is doing well on the charts. However, the video is sure to add to the continued controversy surrounding Cyrus’ image.
Cyrus spent years playing the squeaky clean character Hannah Montana. In recent years, Cyrus seems to be working hard to shed the pristine image.
As parents and critics complain, it is apparent that Cyrus‘ previous image has fueled the current controversy.
Miley Cyrus’ Vogue cover may have been cancelled, but she has plenty of other projects in the works. Her latest album Bangerz is set to debut on October 8. She will also appear on Saturday Night Live on October 5.
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