Miley Cyrus was the most narcissistic award-show host ever

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Miley Cyrus was the most narcissistic award-show host ever
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Miley Cyrus was the most narcissistic award-show
host ever
By Lindsay Putnam
August 31, 2015 | 2:07pm
Miley Cyrus proved that being controversial doesn't translate well to hosting.
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Miley, we get it: You like marijuana.
The pop star’s performance as host of the MTV Video Music Awards went up in smoke Sunday night, as the 22-year-old spent three hours
flaunting barely-there costumes, uncouth jokes and a never-ending endorsement of marijuana.
Miley kicked off the night with a horrible dad joke, poking fun at Billy Ray’s age. Her whole family was in attendance — at which Miley joked,
“If it’s anything like Christmas, be prepared for a fistfight down in the audience.”
Wow, Miley, you’re so tough!
She then tried to best Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscar selfie with the help of a selfie stick and Rita Ora. “On the count of three, say ‘marijuana’!” she
screamed in her raspy, smoke-damaged voice.
But those were tame compared to later moments in the three-hour broadcast.
After Kanye West accepted the video vanguard Award — and announced his bid for the presidency in 2020 — Miley thought the time was
ripe for a joke about pregnant Kim Kardashian’s nipples. She expressed jealousy of Kim’s unborn child because he’ll get to breast-feed from
them. She even mimicked sucking on a nipple, making it one of the most uncomfortable moments on TV in recent memory.
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She also jokingly flirted with Justin Bieber following his emotional performance, which would have gone unnoticed if not for the fact that
Bieber was sobbing onstage as she did it. So much for timing.
There were also sketches that included Miley smoking a bong under her bed covers, eating a pot brownie and even lamenting that Kanye
didn’t get high with her before the show.
Should we really be promoting weed to underage, impressionable children who are watching the VMAs? Can’t you at least wait until these
kids are 18 to ruin their lives, Miley?
Even more awkward was the singer’s need for attention. She wasn’t content to just pass along Moonmen trophies to those who’d won them
— she had to make everything about herself.
When reminding the crowd to vote online for the artist-to-watch award, she took a minute to remind them that she herself had been up for
the award in 2008. “The past winners of this award have gone on to incredible success, and the past losers of the award have still gone on
to make their mark on the VMA stage. Me, I lost this award back in 2008, and I was fine with it, because it’s no big deal, it’s just an award, I
persevered.”
Later, after congratulating the Weeknd on his performance, undoubtedly one of the best of the night, she was still able to compare it to
herself and her own onstage antics.
“All that fire, and all that hair? I mean, I’ll do almost anything, but that is where I draw the line. That shit is f - - king crazy. And it don’t get
much crazier than me.”
And throughout it all, there were the terrible, terrible outfits. Each time the screen cut to Miley, she was wearing some new creation that
looked like she’d bedazzled a shower curtain. With her naughty bits barely covered, she turned the entire event into a spectacle.
After all, if the host can’t take it seriously, why should the audience?
Not helping matters was the fact that any time the camera panned to the audience, you could tell that the talent was poking fun at the
inexperienced host — to the point where, later in the broadcast, the camera stopped panning away completely.
But why should they support her? In the days leading up to the broadcast, Miley thought it prudent to speak ill of Nicki Minaj to the New
York Times — and the comments came back to bite her. Nicki called out Miley after accepting the award for best hip-hop video, saying, “And
now, back to this b—h that had a lot to say about me the other day in the press. Miley, what’s good?”
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Though many feel this was all a stunt (and let’s be honest, it probably was), some outlets are steadfastly claiming that it was an authentic jab.
Awkward.
The fact is, Miley was never suitable as a host. Actors are far superior as hosts — they have experience with improv, they understand
comedic timing, they know when to get serious. Miley lacked all of those skills — and more.
And to end the night with a performance that featured the lyric, “Yeah, I smoke pot,” and release a surprise album of your own? That wasn’t
hosting, Miley. That was just three hours of self-promotion.
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