Sir Paul Mccartney - Paul McCartney defends Miley Cyrus' twerking

Sir Paul McCartney insists there was nothing wrong with Miley Cyrus' 'twerking' at the MTV Video Music Awards.

The former Beatles singer watched the 20-year-old star's raunchy performance with Robin Thicke, during which she gyrated up against him while wearing a nude-coloured bikini and holding a foam finger, with his 10-year-old daughter Beatrice and doesn't see what all the fuss is about.

He said: ''Come on, we've seen worse than that!

''I watched it as an experiment to check, but you look at it and you say, 'What's everyone shouting about?'

''I think it was only mildly shocking ... it wasn't explicit at all.''

As well as being a fan of Miley, Paul, 71, admits he also loves One Direction - who are made up of Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Zayn Malik - and sees similarities between the 'Little Things' hitmakers and the Beatles.

Speaking to Sky News, he added: ''I always think it's unfortunate for a band to be called the new Beatles because it can be the kiss of death.

''People expect you to live up to what we did, and we did what we did in a particular period in time, which is very different from now.

''I don't know whether it was easier to be a wild success then, but it was different.

''But I like One Direction. They're young, beautiful boys and that's the attraction. But they can sing and they make good records, so that's what I can see in common - and that the girls love them.''


Tags: Sir Paul McCartney - Miley Cyrus - Beatles - Robin Thicke - One Direction - Harry Styles - Niall Horan - Louis Tomlinson - Liam Payne - Zayn Malik


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