Pop star Miley Cyrus says music icon Elvis Presley danced in a sexy way but was not blasted for it because he is a man.
The singer regularly comes under fire for her provocative dance moves and outfits and for stripping naked in music videos and magazine shoots. She believes there is a double standard because she is shamed for her onstage behavior while Presley was not, telling Australian TV show "Sunday Night," "Elvis, he wasn't wearing the outfits I was wearing, but he was coming out and he was doing like the OG [original] twerking ... Like, no one wants to admit that he was twerking, he was ... He was like sex. He was a symbol of sex, but no one would have ever called Elvis a slut because he wasn't a girl ... It's that double standard and I think I'm doing something for the double standard."
The full interview will air on Sunday.
Dear Ms. Cyrus,
There was no double-standard when the King moved like no one else. Elvis was condemned by the Press just as much as you have been. The debt you, and all of the others who came after Elvis owe him, is that without Elvis none of you would have even been permitted to get on a stage. So keep rockin' and remember, Miley, Mick, and Michael etc, who opened the door so you could do so!