Miley Cyrus — Wow! You really are determined to leave any good girl image you had behind. Will bad girl bondage looks bury your past for good?!
Miley Cyrus made it clear when she performed last Friday, June 16 in Pasay City, Philippines, as part of her “Gypsy Heart” world tour, that she’s not worried about her young fans. The 18-year-old appeared on stage in what appeared to be PVC or leather garter-belt-style “bondage” shorts with matching black boots and an exposed bra—and the locals weren’t too pleased!
The Philippine Star ran an opinion piece on Monday, written by the father of a seven-year-old, who attended the concert. He lashed out at Miley, writing, “It seems that a seven-year old has more sense than the 40- or 50-plus-year-old concert organizers who thought nothing of the fact that in the Philippines, Miley Cyrus fans are largely impressionable children who relate to the ‘Hannah Montana’ character and not the clumsy half baked – trying to be sexy evolution of Miley Cyrus.
Miley is no stranger to being an inhibition-less, sexually provocative on-stage performer, though: Last May while performing in Portugal at the Rock In Rio festival, Miley grabbed attention for groping herself—particularly her breasts—on stage while wearing a skin tight, revealing outfit. Plus there’s her “Can’t Be Tamed” video, in which she wears knee-high boots, pole dances and grinds a bunch of people in a pile—which prompted comparison between her and Britney Spears.
And Miley’s beyond-her-years wardrobe meshed well with the grown-up sound of the evening: Aside from singing her own hits such as “The Climb” and “Forgiveness and Love,” she did a cover of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” and sang Joan Jett and the Blackhearts’ “I Love Rock And Roll.” At a press conference before the concert, Miley told reporters, “Rockers like Joan Jett made it possible for me.”