Robin Thicke's mother was disgusted by Miley Cyrus's antics at the VMA broadcast the other night. She thinks Miley Cyrus is "misbegotten" and wishes she could "unsee" the performance.
Don't we all?
And yet, for the last couple of days all I've heard are comments about Miley Cyrus. We've heard words like sexy, raunchy, embarrassing, and many more that I don't want on my blog. I learned the term twerking, thanks to that performance, and honestly, it's a word I could gladly have died not knowing.
Please don't get me wrong. I think the way Miley behaved is disgusting. I started watching it on Monday because it was literally EVERYWHERE, but couldn't finish the whole thing. It made me sad for these misused child stars who aren't taught values or self-respect or what they're worth as a daughter of God because those who should be teaching them those things are too busy teaching them how to make a spectacle of themselves so they can stay relevant and keep lining the pockets of the "adults" who should be protecting them.
But the parental failures that are Billy Ray and his wife aren't my point here. We all know that her "parents" and her handlers are more concerned about themselves than they are about Miley. She's another lost child who we can only hope finds herself before the damage is irreparable.
My question here is this:
WHY AREN'T PEOPLE DISGUSTED BY ROBIN THICKE?
Seriously. I want to know the answer.
Several years ago I saw Robin Thicke perform on Oprah. He may be talented and some might find him attractive, but all I saw was an older, less attractive, and much creepier version of Justin Timberlake.
And I was right.
Why didn't he call off this inappropriate performance? Was there not a moment of lucidity during the numerous rehearsals where he thought, "Dang, this isn't cool. She's just a little girl. I should know better. This is degrading... to both of us. This is embarrassing. Do I really want a child licking me or rubbing up against me? Do I really want my wife or mother or anyone with any decency to see this?"
I guess not. He doesn't step away from the skinny little girl whose entourage is throwing her into the pit of vipers. They don't care about her or her reputation, so why should he?
Because if he were a decent man, he would have. He'd have realized that because she's young, she's a girl and she's nearly naked, she'll take enough of the heat to possibly destroy her, but he'll just get to bask in the warm glow of it all.
He's a loser, in my book. And his mom shouldn't be pointing fingers at Miley Cyrus. She should be putting her son in time out and hanging her head in shame that she didn't teach him to have any respect at all for women.