By now most people have probably seen Miley Cyrus’s performance from MTV’s Video Music Awards from last Sunday and most have a very strong opinion either hating or loving the performance.
One person who was not a fan of the performance was 59 year old Steve Chmelar, who claims to be the creator of the first “Number 1 hand” when he was 16 years old. In an interview with Fox News he said that he was unimpressed with Cyrus’s use of the foam finger in her risqué duet with Robin Thicke.
”I would say that it certainly misrepresented its intent to encourage team support, she took an honorable icon that is seen in sporting venues everywhere and degraded it. Fortunately, the foam finger has been around long enough that it will survive this incident. As for Miley Cyrus, let’s hope she can outlive this event and also survive.”
While Chmelar has made it very clear that he didn’t like the performance he also made it clear that it might be a matter of personal taste as he stated:
"For people that like that kind of entertainment, I’m sure that it met their needs. If I had a choice between Julie Andrews singing ‘The Sound of Music’ and Miley Cyrus doing ‘[We] Can’t Stop’, I’d go the Julie Andrews route, but everyone has their choice and their decision."
Chmelar has made it clear he is not a Miley fan, one person who is sticking by Cyrus’s side through the controversy is her father Billy Ray Cyrus.
"Of course I’ll always be here for Miley. Can’t wait to see her when she gets home," Billy Ray Cyrus, told ET. "She’s still my little girl and I’m still her Dad regardless how this circus we call show business plays out. I love her unconditionally and that will never change."
Whether you love or hated the performance her music get’s people talking so if you want to check out some of her new music she has a new album Bangerz coming out on October 8, 2013, which you can currently pre-order now. Two singles “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball” are available now, before the album drops in October.