August 22, 2014


Miley Cyrus Has Been Banned From Performing in the Dominican Republic

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We know that the time is drawing nigh for the VMAs and the world is still reeling from her twerking at last year's awards show, but Miley Cyrus' critics have been coming out of the woodwork lately—and now her concerts are getting canceled.

Government officials in the Dominican Republic have banned Miley's upcoming concert in Santo Domingo, and they've cited "morality" as their motivation to do so. The AP reports that a commission overseeing public performances has banned this Caribbean stop on the Bangerz Tour because Miley "undertakes acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by Dominican law."

The ban follows flack from the Parents Television Council, who were so outraged by #twerkgate 2013 that they're calling for a "proper rating" of this years' VMAs so that "mis-rated sexual content" doesn't wind up getting broadcast during the show. Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour, her two-hour special, netted a few FCC complaints as well after it aired on NBC back in July.

Miley has yet to comment on the situation, as do the promoters of the now canceled September 13 event.