Welcome to the end of the twerking week.
I may be the only person on the planet who hasn’t yet watched the video clip of Miley Cyrus’ cringeworthy performance at MTV’s Video Music Awards this past Sunday. (And by “performance,” I mean what Mashable called Ms. Cyrus’s “teddy-bear twerking and foam-finger debauchery.”)
But just because I haven’t seen the video clip doesn’t mean I’ve been able to avoid Miley mania this week. Her VMA performance commandeered social and traditional media, and Miley has become the butt of many visual jokes, most of them too raunchy to show here. But here are five references to Miley memes and news that won’t burn your eyes (unless you decide to delve deeper into some of the links).
1. Miley’s derriere gets its own hashtag. Yes, when a newspaper as staid as the International Business Times reports on a Twitter hashtag about a celebrity’s body part, you know this is important news.
2. Will Smith and family watch the train wreck. But wait. It turns out they weren’t reacting to Miley’s getting jiggy with it after all. It was Lady Gaga’s opening performance that had the Smiths all aghast. Well, if there’s one thing we know about the Internet, it’s that the Internet doesn’t always get it right the first time.
3. This guy:
4. Seriously. Let’s leave Miley alone. Can we be adults about this, and put an end to the public stoning of a 20 year old girl? Well put.
5. But before we do, a parting shot: #ReplaceASongNameWithTwerk, in obvious reference to the VMA performance, became a hashtag thing on Twitter. This one was just too easy to join in: