Miley Cyrus 'twerking' goes viral, sparks anger
NEW YORK CITY, New York (AFP) - Miley Cyrus's raunchy performance at the MTV awards has ignited an online firestorm, prompting calls for heads to roll at the station while leaving others wondering: what exactly is twerking?
The former Disney child star, now 20, took to the stage at the awards ceremony in New York on Sunday night to perform alongside singer Robin Thicke on his song Blurred Lines. The 20-year-old, who first pranced around suggestively with a host of giant teddy bears, eventually stripped down to a skin-colored bikini before gyrating in a suggestive manner with a giant foam finger.
Then came the twerking.
With her trademark move of sticking her tongue out, Cyrus bent over and energetically gyrated up against Thicke's crotch.