Adam Lambert Defends Miley Cyrus’ 2013 MTV VMA Performance, Tweets “Leave Miley Alone!”

After catching flak from writers and parents everywhere for her racy performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus has found a few supporters in the pop world. Adam Lambert was the most vocal defender, taking to Twitter to ask “why is everyone spazzing?” He added that she “looked like she was having a ton of fun. Y’all need to relax and lighten up. It was meant to be funny. Leave Miley alone!”

Lambert cleared up that he wasn’t necessarily saying he was a fan of the performance, but that we should cut her some slack. (For his part, Lambert got into hot water for a similar situation a few years ago, after he simulated oral sex on a man during his 2009 American Music Awards performance.) While it’s unclear if Lambert actually enjoyed the Miley spectacle, we know where Selena Gomez stands. “I really thought the collaboration with Miley was amazing… Loved [it],” she said after the VMAs, according to Metro UK.

Even One Direction had something to say about it. Head below for their sarcastic take, as well as Lambert’s tweets.

As for 1D, the British boy band spouted off a string of sarcastic reactions. Speaking to Yahoo! at the US premiere of This Is Us Monday (August 26), the guys joked about the “family friendly” performance. Harry Styles quipped, “It was very reserved. I think she’s quite shy and it’s about time she came out of her shell a bit.” Louis Tomlinson added, “We were shocked by how much coverage there was. I think she was shocked. I don’t think she knew she would get so much attention from that.”

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