On the Today Show, Shields went off on Cyrus’s performance:
“I just want to know who’s advising her, and why it’s necessary. I mean the whole finger thing and the hand and Robin [Thicke] probably at that point was going, ‘I don’t think this is a good idea. [Our children] can’t watch that. I feel like it’s a bit desperate.”
“Are you trying to be Gaga? (Gaga has) a genius behind all of it. It’s not just display, you know, I think it’s different.” Shields also points out that Cyrus is trying to distance herself from her “Disney” reputation:
“We noticed that when we went to her concert with my daughters, who were obsessed, and they met her when I was playing her mother. And then we went to her Miley Cyrus concert and it was a very different vibe. You could see her trying so hard to go against that…She can sing beautifully, and I feel like if she lets that lead, rather than let her bottom lead….And the tongue out, and I think it’s just a little desperate… trying so, so hard…She went for it. You’ve got to give her some credit. We’re all talking about her.”
And for all those wondering what was Billy Ray Cyrus’s reaction to the whole performance, well he tweeted”
“Thanking God for so many blessings tonight. Continue to pray for world peace. More love …less hate”
Kind of an odd thing to tweet as your daughter is sexually assaulting a foam finger, but to each their own. Shields does make some great points but I think Miley was a more than “a bit desperate” as it is pretty clear that she is no longer Hannah Montana.
What do you think of Shields comments? Do you agree with her?