As we were watching Miley gyrate and feel all up on Robin Thicke, I’m sure we were all a bit preoccupied in our own disgust to consider the fact that both Robin and Miley’s parents and family members were watching this debacle. Well they were and each of them had something to say about it. Mama Thicke, Gloria Loring, was none too pleased with Miley pushing up on her son.
In an interview with Yahoo OMG Insider, the 66 year old singer and veteran actress from the iconic soap opera, “Days of Our Lives,” expressed her distaste and confusion.
“I don’t understand what Miley Cyrus is trying to do. I just don’t understand. I think she’s misbegotten in this attempt of hers. And I think it was not beneficial.”
“I just keep thinking of her mother and father watching this. Oh, Lord, have mercy. I was not expecting her to be putting her butt that close to my son. The problem is now I can never “unsee” it.”
Baahaa! Precisely. But when it came to her son, Loring was receptive to his contribution to the performance.
“Him? Loved it. I love that suit, the black and white suit.”
While Loring reacted as we might expect a “normal” parent would, the Cyrus family took a slightly different, more subtle approach. Tish Cyrus, Miley’s mom retweeted congratulatory messages about her daughter’s performance. Her sister Brandi, perhaps a little less enthused, tweeted this:
All else aside, Miley sounded amazing tonight. Also, Justin Timberlake rules the world.
— Brandi Cyrus (@theBrandiCyrus) August 26, 2013
It would seem with all else aside qualifier and emphasis on the word sounded that perhaps there were other elements she didn’t quite appreciate. And on an unrelated note, Justin did that, yes he did.
And lastly, dad Billy Ray seemed to avoid the topic all together. The day Miley bent over and showed us something just so happened to be her father’s 52 birthday. So, perhaps he was otherwise occupied. But then yesterday, he tweeted: “Thanking God for so many blessings tonight. Continue to pray for world peace. More love …less hate.”
Many erroneously took the comment to mean that instead of coming for Miley’s throat over the ratchetness we should attempt to love one another. After Cyrus’ tweet was associated with his daughter’s performance, he took to Twitter to clarify.
FYI”Love Not Hate”Late last night I was watching devastating news out of Syria. Chemical weapons used on innocent children is unacceptable!
— Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) August 26, 2013
Welp… So it would seem, with the exception of Miley’s mom, that the family can’t exactly co-sign Miley’s performance either but also don’t want to publicly berate their own daughter and sister. We respect that.
Check out Mama Thicke’s interview on the next page.