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Six ways Miley Cyrus went from VMAs punchline to a social activist pop star

Six ways Miley Cyrus went from VMAs punchline to a social activist pop star

The beginning of the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. A giant teddy bear's stomach opens on stage to reveal Miley Cyrus, sticking out her tongue. Miley starts twerking. There's Robin Thicke. There's Miley twerking on Robin Thicke. A foam finger is involved. No one will remember the rest of the show, but they won't forget the opener. It's been two years since that VMAs incident, which spawned a thousand memes and culminated in a frenzy over the former Disney actress. Rolling Stone called her "a tongue-wagging, hard-twerking, all-grown-up pop star," adding that 161 people complained to the FCC after her "pornographic" performance. Cyrus, of public...

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