Gloria Loring has no idea what Miley Cyrus was trying to accomplish when she did a provocative dance in front of her son, singer Robin Thicke.
The controversy surrounding Miley’s raunchy performance at the MTV Video Music Awards has continued to spread in the days after the performance, so it was only a matter of time before mother Thicke weighed in on the controversy.
Loring said Miley Cyrus seemed misguided in her bid for attention.
“I don’t understand what Miley Cyrus is trying to do,” the former Days of Our Lives actress told omg! INSIDER. “I think she’s misbegotten in this attempt of hers. And I think it was not beneficial.”
During the performance, Miley pranced around on stage in a bra and nude underwear, gyrating to the music and at one point twerking very close to Robin Thicke.
“I didn’t get what her point was,” Gloria Loring said. “It was so over the top as to almost be a parody of itself.”
While the performance generated controversy, some insiders say that was exactly the point. The MTV VMAs are known as an event when stars act wild in a bid for attention — Lady Gaga’s meat dress and Rose McGowan’s butt-baring dress two examples — and that Miley was actually calculated in her on-stage dance.
While Gloria Loring may be a bit put off by the performance, sources say her son “knew what they were going to do and thought it was fun and awesome.”
Reports initially said not everyone in the Thicke family was pleased with Miley’s antics. There were rumors that his wife, Paula Patton, was unhappy with how Miley was touching her husband’s crotch and kissing him, and confronted the 20-year-old singer after the show.
Those reports were shot down by TMZ, which noted that Patton was well aware of the routine through rehearsals and knew what would happen when the show went live.
It appears Gloria Loring is the only member of the Thicke family upset with Miley Cyrus, though his dad, actor Alan Thicke, has yet to weigh in.