We’re not pretending this video of Miley “Can’t Be Tamed” Cyrus grinding on Last Song director Adam Shankman at the film’s 2009 wrap party isn’t just a bit sketchy—underage girls shouldn’t be giving middle-aged men crotch massages with their keister, even if the owner of said crotch is gay. But anyone who thinks the clip outs Miley as an especially randy teenager should take a trip to a high school dance sometime, or flash back to when Ginuwine‘s “Pony” played at their own. This is how teenagers dance.
And doesn’t it make sense to act like a trashy teen when you’re a teenager? Think of 16-year-old Taylor Momsen and her skimpy stage outfits. “Am I supposed to dress like that when I’m 30?” the Gossip Girl star recently asked on British TV. “Isn’t this the time when I’m supposed to be able to wear anything?” (It’s probably worth noting Taylor’s legally emancipated from her parents). In some ways, isn’t it even stranger when a married mom like Christina Aguilera acts the superfreaky fool than when a clueless kid does it? It’s not like there’s ever a dignified time for public booty bumping. Miley’s moves may be a little frightening, and plenty of parents would demand their daughter carry themselves with more dignity around their adult co-workers. But really, Miley’s just holding up a mirror to society…and putting it on the glass.
But what do you think?