Gary Flockhart: Miley Cyrus adds bum note to MTV

Miley Cyrus. Pic: Comp
Miley Cyrus. Pic: Comp
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ENOUGH already, as they say on the other side of the pond. I’m referring here to Miley Cyrus and her attention-grabbing antics.

OK, we get that the 20-year-old is desperate to put her Disney days behind her - ‘desperate’ being the operative word – but she’s trying WAY too hard.

After posing topless for countless pics, gyrating on Robin Thicke at the VMAs and twerking at every opportunity, the flesh-flashing former Hannah Montana star added to her huge amount of recent column inches by appearing to light up a joint on stage at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Amsterdam at the weekend.

I know she has a masterplan to shed her goody-two-shoes image, but it’s wearing a bit thin. Whereas the likes of Madonna could stir up some controversy with one bat of an eyelid, with Miley it just seems so contrived.

One minute she’s skipping around the stage looking all virginal, the next it’s ‘look everyone, here’s my bum!’ When you have to try that hard, it’s not cool.

I laughed when I read an interview the singer did in Cosmopolitan in which she was adamant that she’s not simply pulling off all these stunts to court publicity. “The biggest misconception about me is that I like media attention,” she said.

Here’s a tip, Miley: if you want a quiet life, stop flashing your arse at every opportunity.

Talking of the MTV Europe Music Awards, I cast an envious eye along the M8 last week when it was announced that Glasgow has been chosen as the host city for 2014.

Edinburgh hosted the event in 2003 when the likes of Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Beyonce brought some glamour to the Capital, and next year’s show is sure to be just as star-studded.

Not to mention a money-spinner, with around £10 million expected to be generated for Glasgow’s economy.