Miley’s Director Says Her Tongue Was ‘Misunderstood’

The woman who suggested the foam finger praises Miley's 'campy' performance.

The woman who suggested the foam finger praises Miley's 'campy' performance.

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For those who may think that Miley woke up Sunday morning and decided she was going to get creative with Robin Thicke—that wasn’t the case. Director and choreographer behind the scandalous performance, Diane Martel, spoke with Miley about what the 20 year old was going to do—and was happy with the result!

Yes, you read that right!

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Diane directed the videos for not only We Can’t Stop, but also Blurred Lines and said she and Miley spoke about the star’s “campy” ambitions for the night.

“Miley had ideas about how she wanted to perform; she was excited to play it mega-campy style," Martel told MTV News. "For 'Blurred Lines' I decided to use the [foam] finger and she took it and ran with it. She's into being over the top right now and I'm right there with her."

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Diane also explained that Miley’s tongue was misunderstood—and insulted those who are “too old” to understand.

“And for the geriatric crew, the tongue out is not sexual,” she said. “It’s selfie code. It’s mocking ‘pretty.’ It’s not for your gaze. It’s for a young audience’s gaze. There seems to be an enormous generation gap.”

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We’re not sure what selfie code—but we don’t think we want to be a part of it!

What do you think—did your age have anything to do with your reaction to Miley’s performance?

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