Posted: 27 August, 2013
Robin Thicke's Mum on Miley: "Is This a Strip Club?"
Says Miley is "misdirected"
Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus was definitely the most talked about performance at the VMAs yesterday. Miley's been working hard at shrugging off her goody two shoes image over the last few years and lately she's gone all out. At the VMAs Miley was wearing basically nothing, grabbing her crotch and getting rubbed up against by 36 year old singer Robin Thicke.
Who better to comment on the controversial display than Robin Thicke's mum - Days of our Lives star Gloria Loring! Matt and Jo spoke to Gloria this morning, who was pretty shocked by the performance.
So what was her initial reaction?
"Robin stood his ground and did what he came to do and sang and conducted himself just beautifully and I just thought that somebody misdirected her.
"You know I think it's unfortunate that there is sometimes so much pressure on some of these young artists to be edgy.
"It's just so unnecessary. If she had no talent then maybe that could be the only way that she could get attention for herself but you look at some young artists like Selena Gomez - yeah they're doing sexy stuff and all - and Katy Perry - they're doing playful, goofy, sexy, edgy - they're pushing the line a little bit. But you don't wince when you see it."
So what's it like watching a 20 year old girl push herself into your son's private parts?
"My eyes were about 4 inches tall in shock," Gloria laughs. "'What is she doing?" - that's what I actually said! Is this now a strip club?
So Robin's mum seems 100% convinced that the gyrating and twerking was all Miley's idea and nothing to do with her darling angel son.
"Robin just let it all happen and continued with his performance, god bless him - he's such a professional… I'm sure he kind of giggled about it, thinking 'oh my goodness, what was that?'."
So what does Robin's wife, actress Paula Patton, think?
"I think Paula would shake her head and roll her eyes. They've both been in the business for so long it's just not as big a deal for them as it is for other people standing on the outside and looking in."
And what would she say to Miley if she got a chance?
"Honey, you're talented enough - you don't need to go that far... For Miley, she was just trying to be as raunchy as possible."
Do you think Robin had a part in their raunchy performance or was it Miley's idea?