Even fans find Mi­ley’s video ‘gross and sick’

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NEW YORK: When it comes to plumb­ing the depths of taste, it may have seemed that Mi­ley Cyrus could sink no lower.

But even the singer’s own fans have joined the back­lash against her lat­est raunchy video, brand­ing it “gross”, “sick” and “porno­graphic”.

The for­mer Dis­ney star has been ac­cused of “cyn­i­cally ex­ploit­ing” her hordes of teenage fans by re­leas­ing an Xrated video of her­self on Christ­mas Day, sim­u­lat­ing mas­tur­ba­tion to the sound of her new sin­gle Adore You.

It prompted one of the UK gov­ern­ment’s main ad­vis­ers on online child safety, Chil­dren’s Char­ity Com­mis­sion’s John Carr, to call for im­me­di­ate ac­tion to en­sure such videos have 18+ age rat­ings.

He said: “Lots of chil­dren and young teenagers will be brows­ing the in­ter­net with the tablets and mo­bile phones they have been given for Christ­mas.

“And one of the first things they will have stum­bled across upon on Box­ing Day is this ex­plicit video. In­stead of be­ing freely avail­able online it should be hid­den be­hind age-fil­ters.”

On Twit­ter, one fan said: “I love her but she is sex­u­al­is­ing ev­ery­thing and it’s a lit­tle gross.” Another added: “It is lit­er­ally just soft porn.”

On Thurs­day night the video had had more than 330 000 views on YouTube. And Pippa Smith of char­ity Safer Me­dia called it a “new low” in teenage pop cul­ture. – Daily Mail

DEPTHS OF BAD TASTE: Teen pop icon Mi­ley Cyrus

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