What do Cher and Miley Cyrus have in common? Both ladies love the thrill of making people’s jaws drop with their eccentric style of dress when they take the stage. What separates them? Cher does it with a modicum of class and Miley; well she is just one hot mess according to Cher. Obviously, the aging singer isn’t exactly a traditionalist and she could care less what people think. She is famous for doing and saying what she wants without giving a fig if society likes it or not. Cher has been in the business for a long time, like 50 and has some strong words for Miss Miley.
Let’s just say, Cher was less than impressed with Miley’s VMA performance. It has nothing to do with the singer in general, just the simple fact that the performance was just kind of a mess. Think back to Cher’s “Turn Back Time” outfit. Remember that black belt that doubled as an entire garment? Well there is a major difference between Cher’s butt-baring outfit and Miley’s. Cher’s was carefully tailored to remain exactly where it was supposed to stay throughout her performance. Nothing spilled out. This cannot be said of Miley.
Cher candidly says, “It just wasn’t done well,” speaking of the performance. “She can’t dance, her body looked like hell, the song wasn’t great, one cheek was hanging out.” Ouch! Just tell us how you really feel! She is right, but was it a little harsh? Maybe, but clearly Miley needs a little tough love. Cher is fine with making a spectacle out of yourself if it is done with some style. Cher gives Miley a little advice, “She could have come out naked, and if she’d just rocked the house, I would have said, ‘You go, girl.’”
The big hang-up that Cher had was it was all about the raunch factor and nothing to do with talent. Oh, and that tongue thing? Cher was not cool with that either and suggest Miley think about gargling or brushing the darn thing before she goes hanging it out like a dog. But, as always, hindsight is 20/20 and now Cher is feeling a little bad for picking on Miley. After her comments were repeatedly quoted in one story or another, she is feeling like a heel. What does one do when they feel bad? They get on Twitter. She may be 67, but she is staying up with the times and doing her best to work the social-networking tool.
In a series of tweets, she does not apologize. Nope, she makes it very clear her statements are not apologies by any means, just a way for her to basically let Miley know she didn’t mean it quite like it came out. She sticks with her original opinion that the performance was bad, but nothing personal. In one tweet she writes, “Ps this is Not an apology 4 what I Thought,its a Reminder,that if I don't practice my principles,I loose Them.” Spelling is not her forte, but she did her best to make things right with Miley and her Smilers who probably unleashed on her.
Cher doesn’t need any bad publicity at this point. She is releasing her own album on September 24, which will be her 26th. She is convinced it is the best album she will ever do. It has been a long time in the making and it will be interesting to see if she can beat Miley on the charts. Cher may be a bit older than the average pop star, but she has one thing most of the singers today do not—talent! She just may be able to pull off the top spot with the help of one very special lady, Pink. Pink, who is like a very young version of Cher, let the older singer use a couple of tracks, which just tickled Cher pink.
Miley may have some serious competition if the reviews turn out to be right. Critics are already claiming the album will be yet another hit for Cher. Maybe Cher and Miley can do a duet or something and the veteran can pass along some handy tips for Miley to use in her future shock and awe campaigns.