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Parent Group Upset About Miley Cyrus Hosting Gig

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A parent watchdog group is worried Miley Cyrus will serve as her own (presumably naked) wrecking ball at this year's MTV Video Music Awards.

The "Can't Be Tamed" singer, who raised eyebrows during her twerk-heavy performance with Robin Thicke at the 2013 awards show, will be hosting the VMAs on August 30, and the Parents Television Council is more than a little concerned that the show won't be kid-friendly.

"With Miley's shtick, it's probably going to be very edgy, very profane, very sexually explicit," PTC President Tim Winter tells Gossip Cop.

To which we say: Has it ever been kid-friendly?

Turns out, the MTV awards show in the past has stuck to a TV-14 rating, meaning the program "contains material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age," according to the TV Parental Guidelines.

The watchdog group is insisting that MTV change its rating to make parents aware of its mature, adults-only content.

"It's not going to be safe for children to watch. So, they must rate it TV-MA," Winter tells the site.

"As the parent of a teenager, the content from two years ago was clearly not appropriate for a 14-year-old," he continues.

Cyrus even referenced her controversial performance in an explicit tweet announcing the hosting gig.

"MTV won't let me perform," reads a sign in half of an image in which she's wearing a green alien costume, "So I'm hosting this year's VMAs," reads the other half of the image.

While Winter was unimpressed with her tweet, he does acknowledge that Cyrus would be a great host—if she toned it down a bit.

"I think Miley Cyrus is capable of doing [the show] if she so chose," he tells the site. "She's smart. She's talented. She knows how to turn it up, turn it down if she so chooses."

And as far as MTV goes, Winter puts it bluntly: "Don't show explicit content and rate it as appropriate for children."

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