A lot can be said about why Miley Cyrus, who brought twerking to the suburban masses that night, was even on stage with him in the first place. Thicke, since he was seventeen, has been making a living as professional musician and producer. The Cyrus escapade was a an unnecessary distraction and took the focus off thicke’s talent and the fact that “Blurred Lines” was already one of the biggest hits of the year.
For a minute you might have thought that this “scandalous” performance was cooked up by the producers of the show. But somehow, the event struck a nerve and it was the most tweeted event in history to the clip of 360,000 tweets per minute, eclipsing the previous record of Beyonce during the Superbowl earlier in the year.