This weekend Miley Cyrus hosted the “Saturday Night Live” where she shocked the world again.
The show gave her a chance to answer her haters with a punch line. The 20-year-old said in her opening monologue, “I don’t apologize for my VMAs performance. If I owe anybody an apology, it’s the people who make the bottom half of shirts. There are a few subjects I’m not going to get into tonight: I’m not going to do Hannah Montana, but I can give you an update. She was murdered.”
“I got a lot of angry letters from mothers, letters from turned on fathers and – this is true – I even got one from the guy who invented the giant foam finger”, the star cracked, referring to the toy she used to stroke her crotch on the controversial show. “I promised him tickets to my show.”
The opening skit referred directly to that Twittered-over event while depicting a post-apocalyptic New York. When asked what brought about the downfall of America, cast member Kenan Thompson deadpanned, “the MTV Video Music Awards.”
“Most folks say it was the government shutdown. Others blame Obamacare. But I remember the exact day America ended: it was the 2013 Video Music Awards,” Thompson said.
Cyrus was in on the joke from the start, as the camera cut to her being warned not to take the stage by “old Miley,” as played by “SNL’s” Miley impressionist, Vanessa Bayer. Â A former incarnation of Miley tried to warn the 20-year-old singer that her performance could be too controversial and tried to persuade her to put on some more clothes
When Miley said, â€śIâ€™m only 20 years old, I need some freedom to grow up and make mistakes. Whatâ€™s so scandalous?â€ť her past persona answered, â€śMaybe itâ€™s your performance.â€ť
Later, at the show the 20-year-old singer satirized her hugely popular “We Don’t Stop” video that from now on has a new tittle â€śWe Did Stop the Governmentâ€ť.
In the video the â€śgone badâ€ť Miley Cyrus appeared in the shape of a twerking sexed-up Michele Bachmann, as cast member Taran Killem impersonated John Boehner, depicting both politicians as the grinding, drug-taking cast of the hit video, gloating over bringing the government to a halt, say the NY Daily News.
Cyrus and Killam twerking widly with tongues out, the new Miley Cyrus look, and throwing dollar bills around the room. Elephants are featured throughout in the shape of costumes and statues, representing the Republican party.
“Itâ€™s our party, we can stop what we want, we can vote how we want, defund what we want,” Cyrus sings.
“Red states and sweaty bodies everywhere, billâ€™s in the house like we donâ€™t care, ’cause we came to shut it all down now, no government around now. If youâ€™re not ready for health care, can I get a â€śhell no!â€ť ‘Cause weâ€™re gonna keep it out shut down, D.C.is a closed town all around.”
The former presidential candidate Bachmann was involved in a scandal earlier this week when Iowa Senator Kent Sorenson resigned after a special investigator found it likely he violated ethics rules by taking money from political entities connected her, and then denying he’d done so. Republican speaker Boehner is being accused of being part of the government shutdown, reports the Daily Mail.
During the course of the night, Cyrus also appeared as Scarlett Johansson, listlessly trying out for the movie version of â€ś50 Shades of Grey,â€ť as an over-caffeinated morning talk show host whoâ€™s secretly morose, and as a lesbian student who comes on to her poetry teacher.
The SNL episode also included her performances of power ballad “Wrecking Ball” and an acoustic version of “We Can’t Stop.”