Parents everywhere hastily covered their young ones’ eyes.
Last week, it was the turn of 20-year-old Miley Cyrus to court controversy at the VMAs, by stripping to her flesh-toned latex smalls and simulating sex acts with Robin Thicke and several life-sized teddy bears.
Her main love interests are Jake and Jesse, along with occasional crushes. Even though he does wear a fake mustache and a hat as a disguise, he does not use a fake name.
He takes pride in his hair, and his shampoo collection.
Until the MTV Video Music Awards of 6 September 2001, Britney Spears was still the girl next door: a healthy, wholesome role model for the daughters of America.
The show also prompted a panic about the racial implications of a white, Southern girl performing the increasingly notorious dance move known as “twerking”.
She released her second album Breakout and launched her film career as a voice actress in the animated film Bolt in 2008.
Cyrus starred in the feature film Hannah Montana: The Movie, and began cultivating a more mature image with her EP The Time of Our Lives in 2009.
In the four-week rehearsal process, it was okay to ask any question, to bring up any story, to really overanalyze everything and intellectualize everything."Well, it doesn't actually bother us either, Kristen.
Promotional photo of the Hannah Montana main characters from season one to three.