Alan Thicke Defends Miley Cyrus Dance with His Son Robin Thicke
Alan Thicke Defends Miley Cyrus Dance with His Son Robin Thicke

Actor and author Alan Thicke defended the dance seen on stage at the Video Music Awards on Sunday, saying that the stated mission of the awards is “shock and awe.”

The dance in question had musician and actress Miley Cyrus gyrating on Alan’s son Robin Thicke, a singer and songwriter. It has sparked a range of discussions regarding whether it was appropriate or in good taste. 

“The stated mission of the VMAs is shock and awe, not shucks and ahhh like a family sitcom,” said Alan Thicke on Twitter on Monday.

“Anyone expecting the VMAs to have Growing Pains sensibilities does not watch videos and should be familiar with content before watching with children,” he added. “Don’t complain, supervise!”

On the other hand, Robin Thicke’s mother Gloria Loring has come out against the dance.

“I just keep thinking of her mother and father watching this,” she told Yahoo. “I was not expecting her to be putting her butt that close to my son. The problem is now I can never ‘unsee’ it.”

She did enjoy her son’s part of the performance.

“Him? Loved it. I love that suit, the black and white suit. I don’t understand what Miley Cyrus is trying to do. I just don’t understand. I think she’s misbegotten in this attempt of hers,” Loring said. “And I think it was not beneficial.”

Sources close to Paula Patton, Robin Thicke’s wife, told TMZ that she was fine with the performance and “knew it wasn’t going to be G-rated.”

Meanwhile, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley’s father, tweeted a message that appeared to relate to the criticism his daughter has been receiving.

“Thanking God for so many blessings tonight,” he said. “Continue to pray for world peace. More love …less hate.”

Cyrus told Entertainment Online on Tuesday that he’ll always be supportive of Miley.

“Of course I’ll always be here for Miley,” he said. “Can’t wait 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.”

Representing people who were upset with the dance, the Parents Television Council condemned the performance in a statement. 

“MTV has once again succeeded in marketing sexually charged messages to young children using former child stars and condom commercials — while falsely rating this program as appropriate for kids as young as 14,” it said. “This is unacceptable.”

Miley Cyrus is a former child star. She acted in several television series before skyrocketing to fame while starring in the Disney show Hannah Montana from 2006 through early 2011.

Robin Thicke was happy about Sunday’s performance, tweeting a picture of himself smiling afterward. 

Miley was also enthused after the performance, tweeting: “Smilers! My VMA performance had 306.000 tweets per minute. That’s more than the blackout or Superbowl! #fact.”


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  • twosad

    So Alan is proud that he raised a guy who gets on stage dressed as the Doppler Effect while asking a 20 year old girl to grab his 36 year old, married private parts. Alan and Robin prove that money is the root of all evil. There’s no other way a decent human being could justify this behavior.

  • Kerri Christensen

    Apparently Mama of Robin Thicke did not watch her son’s unrated version of “Blurred Lines” for that her saying, “the problem is now I can never ‘unsee’ it” proves that unless she’s okay with the intentions of his song, but not okay with a girl dancing up on her son WITH clothes on.

    • F.J.

      I guess mama Robin and papa condone the third grade lyrics their precious 35 year old son came up with too. Boy what a genius they raised. To accomplish these things without talent, market it to dumb people who listen and buy it. Alan, who exactly watches MTV anyway? Answer: Kids! The way you look at things is that anything goes and the blame goes to the parents who may want to sit down with their family to watch the “stars” their kids look to for their entertainment, for not supervising them. Alan you must also be as morally corrupt as your son is to blame others for what amounts to indecent behavior. Apparently to distract from his lack of talent. I guess you should have been supervising young Robin when you were focusing on your marginal career, so he didn’t still act like this when hes 35 years old.

      • TheSensibleOne

        He’s making millions!!! Why shouldn’t they be proud of him. What do you make? Stop bashing people; what Alan said is very sensible. Take it or leave it!!

        • F.J.

          Oh he’s making millions. Great answer! So by your definition we should be proud and look up to anybody with money. He markets his “material” to people who can barely read or write but will give him a buck to download his trash. Maybe you should change your name to TheFoolishOne !

  • Viv Beatty

    It’s creepy how much Alan’s son looks like him! Ain’t right for Mr Seaver to be carrying on like that. And that suit looks like something Spandau Ballet wore in the 80’s.

    • F.J.

      Beetlejuice came to mind. Can we say it 3 times so HE goes away!!

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