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OAKLAND (KPIX 5) – The increasingly raunchy antics of Miley Cyrus at her concerts may be prompting a backlash from concerned parents.
A report on Australia-based TheFIX says Cyrus’ management team has been flooded with complaints from parents at the start of her latest concert tour, saying the artist has gone too far with her sexually-explicit performance.
The Bangerz concert tour began on Valentine’s Day in Vancouver, and reportedly begins with a ‘parental advisory’ banner warning of explicit content. Soon after Cyrus grinds on an oversized hotdog and simulates a sex act on a dancer dressed as President Bill Clinton.
Forbes magazine reported that demand for Bangerz tour tickets has softened since the height of her recently popularity following her infamous twerking routine on the VMA Awards, resulting in empty seats and lower prices in the ticket resale market.
Here in the Bay Area, mother Teralyn Fredricks agreed with critics of Cyrus’ antics, saying she got rid of her two concert tickets.
“Just after all the controversy and the outfits and how she dresses,” said Fredericks. “I don’t want to expose my 12-year-old daughter to this … So we gave the tickets away.”
She isn’t alone. A quick check on eBay Friday showed unsold tickets flooding the market.
Miley fans at picking up tickets for Monday night’s concert at Oracle Arena in Oakland say they don’t mind her edgier image.
“She is an artist and if she wants to make those decisions that’s her choice,” said Nikki Stewart as she clutched her tickets.”They don’t have to listen to her or copy everything she does.”
Ticket reseller Stub Hub said searches for Miley Cyrus tickets actually spiked five percent on their site this week.
Friday evening ahead of Monday’s Oakland concert, Stub Hub had 825 tickets left to sell, not unusual for big concerts, according to Stub Hub.