If you thought Miley Cyrus' performance at Sunday evening's MTV Video Music Awards was a little shocking, then you're certainly not the only one.
Shortly after the "We Can't Stop" singer performed alongside Robin Thicke, 2 Chainz, and Kendrick Lamar, people swarmed social media to share their thoughts and feelings about the show. Although she certainly has her supporters, quite a few people were shocked by her behavior.
Since Cyrus seems determined to move as far away as humanly possible from her Hannah Montana days, the singer went above and beyond the call of duty during her VMAs performance. Not only did she twerk on several occasions, she also spent a fair amount of time fiddling with her crotch.
After kicking things off in a strange bodysuit, Miley Cyrus ripped off the costume in favor of a very revealing two-piece. The outfit left very little to the imagination. More twerking and some uncomfortable moments with a foam finger ensued.
While the singer may have thought she was being daring and provocative during the MTV Video Music Awards, quite a few people believed she took things a little too far. Even Will Smith's family seemed horrified by the events that were unfolding on-stage during the show.
Despite the backlash she's receiving for her appearance at the VMAs, Miley Cyrus seemed to accomplish her mission. Before she was finished with her rendition of "We Can't Stop," people were talking about her performance. At the end of the day, that's what every artist really wants.
Below you can find a series of Twitter reactions to her stint at the awards show.
— Kieran (@KieranChang) August 26, 2013
Miley Cyrus VMA performance is one of the worst things I've ever seen
— Joey (@joeycaldecott) August 26, 2013
Miley Cyrus's VMA performance was shocking.. That girl needs reminding that she was Hannah Montana and used to sing about ice-cream.
— SASHA MALIK (@SashaaMalik) August 26, 2013
i remember when miley cyrus was attractive
— Jesse (@jessebailey_) August 26, 2013
You know Miley Cyrus has moved on from Disney Channel when her VMA performance has an 18+ age restriction on YouTube.
— Keith (@KeithBlackhall) August 26, 2013
I really hope this is just a phase Miley Cyrus is going through...
— Shannonnnnn (@ShannonE005) August 26, 2013
Did you miss the singer's performance at the VMAs on Sunday evening? Have a look at the video embedded below. Keep in mind that it may not be considered very safe for work. There's also a chance MTV could yank the clip at any moment, so enjoy it while you can.
Were you shocked by Miley Cyrus' performance at the MTV Video Music Awards?