When Miley Cyrus Wooed Fans With Her Pole Dancing Skills Publicly But Received A Lot Of Criticism For It - PAST TENSE(D)
When Miley Cyrus Wooed Fans With Her Pole Dancing Skills Publicly But Received A Lot Of Criticism For It – PAST TENSE(D) (Pic credit: mileycyrus/Instagram)

With time and her powerful career trajectory, Miley Cyrus has become a force to reckon. But today in Past Tense(D) let’s go back a decade ago when her pole dance performance at the Teen’s Choice Award made headlines, and the pop sensation was all over the Internet.

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Back in 2009, when Miley Cyrus was 16-year-old she created a stir with a pole dance performance at the Teen’s Choice Awards. While her performance was labelled that she was going the Britney Spears’ way to success, many called it inappropriate and a wrong message for her Tween-age fans.

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Miley Cyrus was performing in a segment of the popular award night. Wearing shorts and leather boots, she broke into singing her song ‘Party In The US’. The Hannah Montana fame then climbed on an Ice cream cart that escalated to a pole dance sequence. While the internet wasn’t a rage then, many who were on had called her out for behaving way ahead of her age.

While it was a topic of debate back then, many had said that they saw it coming. According to a Newsday report dating back to August 10, 2009, quoted Us magazine senior editor Ian Drew. He said “She already has this risque image, so it really wasn’t much of a stretch. That’s how Britney took off. She was the good girl gone bad, and it looks to be working for Miley as well.”

Commenting on the Mylie Cyrus row, Disney who is the creators of Hannah Montana in a statement said, “Disney Channel won’t be commenting on that performance, although parents can rest assured that all content presented on the Disney Channel is age-appropriate for our audience – kids 6-14 – and consistent with what our brand values are.”

The same year Miley Cyrus took home 6 Teen’s Choice Awards. The singer-actor won two awards for her Hannah Montana film and TV show each. And the rest two for her songs The Climb and Before The Storm.

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