Miley Cyrus stole the show at this year's MTV VMAs, but not with her presenting skills!
(Warning: This article contains nipple)
New York - Janet Jackson exposed a breast on national television a decade ago, and it sparked national outrage. Miley Cyrus' flash barely caused a shrug.Cyrus' exposure came near the end of Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards. She peeked her head out from behind a black curtain that covered up all but her head, then the curtain slipped to briefly reveal a bare breast."What's happening?" said the singer, Sunday's show host. "Oh, sorry. My tit's out."
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Sheer numbers limited Cyrus' exposure, even if the curtain didn't. The 2004 Super Bowl was seen by an estimated 86 million viewers. The Nielsen ratings company said the Video Music Awards was seen by 9.8 million people.Entertainment journalist Alicia Quarles, former global entertainment editor for The Associated Press, said the shock factor has worn off."You can go online and see Rihanna's nipples on her Instagram account," Quarles said. "There's nothing exciting about it anymore."Similarly, not much work is required for a glimpse of Cyrus' bare breasts. The 22-year-old former child star has posed for a handful of nude or topless magazine portraits in the past few years.Since finding one of those risque moments, like when Cyrus twerked with Robin Thicke during the 2013 programme, is the whole point of the VMAs, a flash couldn't have been considered much of a surprise.Condemnation of the incident from the Parents Television Council immediately afterward took on a weary, almost defeatist tone. PTC President Tim Winter said he wasn't surprised Cyrus exposed herself."About as surprised as we'll be if the sun rises in the east tomorrow morning," he said.
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