It looks like fans of NBC’s popular singing show The Voice haven’t fallen in love with Miley Cyrus.
Following Miley’s appearance on the August 21 preview episode, it looks like Cyrus’s new role has failed to win over some of the show’s fans, as a number of viewers took to Twitter to make their feelings about Miley pretty clear.
As reported by Morning Ledger, a number of The Voice viewers took to social media after seeing Cyrus make her debut alongside fellow newbie Alicia Keys and veteran coaches Blake Shelton and Adam Levine in the August 19 episode, where a slew of viewers actually threatened to boycott the entire series due to Miley’s involvement.
“How is Miley, someone who released the 2nd worst album of 2015, allowed to be a judge on The Voice???” @centuries0fdamn asked of Cyrus’s The Voice role, while Twitter user @jerry_gundrxn added, “How [the f***] is Cyrus a judge on The Voice?”
“Not sure if I can stand to watch it this year with Miley as a Coach. Just ruined the show for me!” @peacefrall tweeted to The Voice‘s official Twitter page, and @KasumiNinja tweeted on the site, “@NBCTheVoice @nbc the show is officially a train wreck and a wrecking ball and it will end with cancellation” alongside the hashtag #boycottthevoice.
The less than thrilled fan reaction comes shortly after disappointed The Voice viewers registered a petition to Change.org calling for a boycott of the eleventh season of the singing show, which is set to officially debut on September 19.
The boycott Miley Cyrus petition, which was started by The Voice fan Jeanne Jenkins, claimed that Miley’s involvement with the NBC series would turn the family show into what the petitioner described as being a “sexual circus.”
“I was excited for The Voice to start later this month, but after a disgusting promotional photo of Cyrus mimicking oral sex on a judge buzzer, sexually exploiting women by such a poor role model for women, I’ve decided to not partake in watching this season at all,” Jenkins wrote alongside the petition, which has so far gained just over 300 of its 500 signature goal.
“It means more to boycott a show that you actually love to prove something,” Jenkins continued in the boycott petition’s description ahead of the official season 11 premiere. “I will not watch this show again if she is on it.”
But while some fans clearly aren’t fans of Miley in her new role on the NBC talent search, others actually flocked to social media to throw their support behind Cyrus.
“I’m really about to start watching The Voice just to see Miley Cyrus,” @Restrictedxo tweeted ahead of the season 11 preview earlier this month amid the boycott claims, and social media user @smiilinbiig then added, “I wanna watch this season of The Voice cause of Miley #UnpopularOpinion.”
But Miley clearly hasn’t been letting the polarizing reaction to her new role get to her, and it certainly looks like Cyrus has no plans to wave bye bye to The Voice anytime soon.
Miley has been taking to social media to promote her upcoming appearance on The Voice season 11 ahead of its big premiere next month, telling fans that she was seriously excited for them to see what’s next for her on the popular competition series.
“Hope everyone was laughin with us and cheerin on the 1st 2 beauties to join Team Alicia & #TeamMiley!” Cyrus captioned an Instagram photo of herself and her fellow coaches on the social media site on August 22.
“Thank you to everyone who tuned in last night! Seriously CAN NOT WAIT for you to see who else big sis & I swoop from @blakeshelton @adamlevine #thevoice,” Miley added.
What do you think of fans calling to boycott season 11 of The Voice because of Miley Cyrus’s involvement?
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