Teen Choice Awards Miley Cyrus Pole Dancing Video Backlash

The backlash is building over teen star Miley Cyrus‘ pole dancing performance at the Teen Choice Awards Monday night. The Miley Cyrus pole dancing video has sparked outrage from some who claim it was age-inappropriate for the 16-year-old star’s fans and backhanded criticism from Cyrus’ main money-making employer – Disney.


Who knows what Miley Cyrus was thinking when she dawned short shorts and biker boots for the Teen Choice Awards and then decided to engage in a racy pole dance during her performance of “Party in the U.S.A.” Surrounded by scantily clad dancers, Miley briefly showed off her pseudo-stripping skills to the delight – and horror – of the Teen Choice Awards audience.

Backlash over the routine was near instantaneous. Not only are some of Cyrus fans (and their parents) upset over the pole dancing, but Disney seems none too pleased either.

According to Newsday.com, a rep for the company said the “Disney Channel won’t be commenting on the performance.” In what can only be perceived as a backhanded slap at Miley Cyrus over the incident, the rep went on to assure parents that they can “rest assured that all content presented on the Disney Channel is age-appropriate for our audience… and consistent with what our brand values are.”

What do you think? Over the top? Or just standard fare for today’s teen icons?

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6 thoughts on “Teen Choice Awards Miley Cyrus Pole Dancing Video Backlash”

  1. She had one bad moment up there when she first got up on the cart, but this wasn’t nearly as bad as I thought it’d be from what I heard. Looks like the pole was just there for her to hold on to.

  2. UGH!!! this is ridiculous! the girl is 16 and she’s already acting like a stripper! First she posed topless for vanity fair, and now this?! I wish the girl would think (difficult for her, i’m sure) of the image she’s giving her young fans! my 9 year old cousin ADORES her. what’s she gonna think when she sees this? that’s it’s okay. and it’s NOT. I hope disney drops her like the talentless hack she is.

  3. first off it’s not that bad. secondly it not the job of stars to raise people children,but the parents. so she can do what she wants it’s about growing up and that’s what she’s doing

  4. the only reasons shes famous is cause of her dad she has no talent she doesnt even wanna be part of disney anymore shes trying to be part of mtv and that older crowd but nobody over 11 years old is ever gonna buy one of her cds

  5. ok this whole pole dancimg wasnt bad at all. and her posing with a towel or blamket in vanity was bad either it shows how people are beautiful with out everything and people need to stop bad mouthing her cause she isnt ;like what people are saying she is just someone trying to make it!

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