Mon, Aug 26, 2013 5:25 PM EDT 1:05
The day after the MTV Video Music Awards came with a few more people Googling the phrase: "What is twerking?" It's been a popular search all summer, ever since Miley Cyrus, America's former teen sweetheart, decided her pathway to chart-topping success involved doing freaky things with stuffed animals and gyrating her booty at high speeds. The Parents Television Council's complaint that MTV's Video Music Awards were inappropriate was notable this year because Miley Cyrus's father, Billy Ray Cyrus, sits on the group's advisory board. The Parents Television Council is not happy with MTV's annual Video Music Awards. The conservative watchdog group blasted the Viacom-owned cable network for the often-raunchy telecast that included Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga essentially performing in formal undergarments.