Not even Miley Cyrus' friends have kept quiet about her performance at the 2013 MTV VMAs on Sunday night (25th August). The 20-year-old appeared on stage singing her summer hit 'We Can't Stop'. After twerking with human sized teddy-bears, the singer stripped down to a nude coloured bikini in order to grind against Robin Thicke. Thicke joined her on stage to sing, with her help, his single 'Blurred Lines'. Throughout Cyrus' performance with 36-year-old Thicke, she acquired a giant foam hand with which she mimed sexually explicit acts with. 

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Miley Cyrus on the red carpet at the 2013 VMAs.

From the reaction on the faces of the audience - including Will Smith and his family- they were as appalled with Cyrus' performance as we were. Cyrus' friend, Kelly Osbourne, would agree too. Osbourne co-hosted E!'s Fashion Police recap for the VMAs, she said of Cryus' performance "Miley's my friend and I love her, and I have her back no matter what, but as her friend I'm going to tell her: put your f**king tongue in your mouth. I love you, but just put your tongue in your mouth."

The family of Thicke and Cyrus have responded to their performance at the VMAs. Thicke's mother, speaking to Yahoo, said whilst watching Cyrus cavort on stage: "I just keep thinking of her mother and father watching this." Although she did not criticise her son for his involvement in the performance, she was complimentary especially of his suit. However she expressed her shock at Cyrus' actions with her son, exclaiming "I was not expecting her to be putting her butt that close to my son." By far the best line of her reaction was "the problem is now I can never "unsee" it."

We're in all in the same boat then.

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Miley Cyrus and tongue...

Cyrus' father, country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, was more supportive of his daughter and put on a brave face saying to ET:  "I'll always be here for Miley. Can't wait to see her when she gets home. She's still my little girl and I'm still her Dad regardless how this circus we call show business plays out. I love her unconditionally and that will never change."

Cyrus on the other hand, appears unaware of how shocking (and some have said offensive) her performance was. Tweeting yesterday (26th August), she wrote "smilers! My VMA performance has 306 000 tweets per minute. That's more than the blackout or Superbowl!" 

Tragically, Cyrus failed to recognise the majority of these tweets were high critical of her performance. Especially as today Cyrus has continued to tweet on her performance quoting Rolling Stone: "Miley stole the night, which is why the nation is still in recovery today. Thanks, Miley..." 

It's not a good thing Miley: the entire nation is recovering from a series of violent cringe as a result of your disturbing performance.

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Robin Thicke at the VMAs, pre-performance with Miley Cyrus.