Everyoneâ€™s talking about The Teen Choice Awards, and the pole dance that Miley Cyrus did. Was it too much? Read the story, and see photos and video here.
At the Teen Choice Awards last night, 16-year-old Miley Cyrus got a little freaky on what looked like a stripper pole attached to the top of an ice-cream cart. Even though the dance lasted for just a few seconds, it swept the web today as people reacted to the news.
The awards show was actually taped Sunday, and a slew of leaked videos of Mileyâ€™s performance began circulating the net early Mondayâ€”hours before it was set to air.
The dance sequence in question occurred while she was performing her hit Party In The USA. About one minute into her performance a dancer begins to push a mock ice-cream cart across the stage.
She steps onto the cart from an elevated part of the stage, and grasps a pole that is affixed onto the center. As she is being pushed across the stage she begins her â€śpole dance,â€ť which Fox News called â€śraunchy and racy.â€ť
To be fair, it does appear that the pole was put there for her to hang on to while being moved, but Iâ€™m certain the choreographers were aware of how her dance might be interpreted.
At 16, Miley Cyrus has already had her share of scandals: first risquĂ© photos of her surfaced online, then she endured a fake pornographic picture melee, and finally today she is being criticized for what people are calling a â€śpole danceâ€ť at the Teen Choice Awards.
In the end, Cyrus walked away with six â€śsurfboardsâ€ť for a variety of categories, including Best Comedy TV Actress and Best Show, Best Music/Dance Movie, Best Hissy Fit for her Hannah Montana movie, Best Music Single for The Climb, and Best Summer Song for Before The Storm.
After watching the routine, what do you think? Is it too much for a 16-year-old, or is it just a sign of the times?
Let us know in the comments section below.
Check out photos and video of her performance below.
Photos: www.wenn.com/Nikki Nelson/Adriana M. Barraza