If you were shocked and appalled by the fact that Miley Cyrus constantly stuck out her tongue during her provocative performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, it just means you're too darn old. At least, that's according to Diane Martel , the creative director of the performance.
Speaking to MTV , Martel, who also directed the racy videos for "We Can't Stop" and "Blurred Lines," says people who were offended by Miley's tongue-wagging are part of the "geriatric crew."
"The tongue out is not sexual," Martel insists. "It's selfie code. It's mocking 'pretty.' It's not for your gaze. It's for a young audience's gaze. There seems to be an enormous generation gap."
Maybe it isn't so big, though. Kelly Osbourne , who's just eight years older than Miley, said on her show Fashion Police , "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***ing tongue in your mouth."
Martel also says of people who were offended by Miley's performance, "I am shocked by their shock. I think there is other news we should be focusing on."
Meanwhile, Miley has tweeted what she claims her father Billy Ray Cyrus told her after her performance. It reads, "Mile, if twerkin woulda been invented.... And I had a foam finger.... I woulda done the same thang you did,- DAD."
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