Robin Thicke’s mom doesn’t understand the dance that her son and Miley Cyrus performed during the 2013 Video Music Awards.
“I just keep thinking of her mother and father watching this. Oh, Lord, have mercy. … I was not expecting her to be putting her butt that close to my son,” Gloria Loring told Yahoo!
“The problem is now I can never ‘unsee’ it,” she added.
The raunchy dance, during a performance of Robin Thicke’s song “Blurred Lines,” has set off a discussion about whether it was appropriate or not.
Loring, an actress, said that she loved her son’s part of the performance–but didn’t appreciate the addition of Cyrus.
“Him? Loved it. I love that suit, the black and white suit,” she said. “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.”
Meanwhile, Robin’s father Alan Thicke said that the dance wasn’t surprising.
“The stated mission of the VMAs is shock and awe, not shucks and ahhh like a family sitcom,” he said via Twitter.
Many others have come out against the dance or in support of it.
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.”