Even though Miley Cyrus is an exhausting human being to follow (via blog, not even in person), she’s showing a more mature side of herself this week as she runs around promoting Bangerz. She kicked off her press tour on Tuesday by singing “We Can’t Stop”acapella with The Roots and Jimmy Fallon. And she wraps it up today speaking like a mature adult to Ellen DeGeneres on The Ellen Show. By wrap it up today, I of course mean for the weekend. I have no doubts that this press will continue for many, many, “surprise, here’s a sex tape I made with Tupac’s Ghost,” weeks to come.
Obviously Ellen brought up her performance at the 2013 VMAs. I say obviously, because anyone who speaks to Miley Cyrus between now and eternity is required to bring it up. That’s just something I read on a legal blog recently. (Something else I also read is that Miley Cyrus needs to always be missing parts of her outfit. Hence why she’s on Ellen right now wearing a bra. Of course she would’ve liked to wear a shirt over that bra, it’s just that, you know, she’s following the law.) Within a few seconds of the conversation of the VMAs, Robin Thicke’s name came up.
Ellen: The one thing that I think I’m surprised by you know, Robin Thicke was on the stage as well…
Miley: No one talks about that. No one cares about the man behind the booty. You only care about the one that’s shaking it. Double standard…Ellen: I think what people thought was he was surprised by it and…Miley: He was in rehearsal as much as I was and loving it people… and loving it…
Ellen: So everyone there knew. There was rehearsal everyone knew what was going to happen.
I can’t even tell you how excited I am to see Miley Cyrus finally call Robin Thicke out on this double standard. Even though he never denied that he knew it was coming, he stayed silent for weeks after her performance and let her take all the heat. And when he finally did release a statement, it was a perfect combination of being half-ass and douchey. While I did not enjoy Miley’s performance at all, I also did not enjoy the fact that everyone ignored the blatant fact that there was another person up on that stage with her. So I’m incredibly happy to see Miley openly stating in an interview that Robin Thicke was not only aware of what was coming, but was an active participant.
Say what you will about Miley Cyrus (and I’m guessing people you know have said a lot more than needed to be said), but she almost always owns up to her behavior. We might not always agree with that behavior, but she doesn’t back pedal and let other people take criticism for something she chose to do. And for that, I gotta gave her props. Not all of them — due to her horrible habit of doing things with props that I would prefer she wouldn’t do — but definitely a good amount of them.