MTV’s VMAs bring together a host of celebrities, but only one name was being mentioned across social media on Sunday night. Overall Miley Cyrus’ controversial performance pulled in more than 4.5 million mentions on Twitter, peaking at 306,100 tweets per minute as she shared the stage with Robin Thicke. Twitter reported that Justin Timberlake’s reunion with NSync saw 2.9 million mentions on the site. Across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all nine VMA performers, the show attracted over 406 million mentions.
Why is Miley Cyrus giving a lap-dance to this prison inmate from a 1930s movie? pic.twitter.com/FdgWuDblvj— Eli Braden (@EliBraden) August 26, 2013
The awkward moment when you're watching the VMA's with your family and Miley Cyrus comes on stage.— YourAverageTeen (@YouCanRelateee) August 26, 2013
How violated do u think that foam finger Miley Cyrus was using feels? #VMAs— Sarah Fraser (@heyfrase) August 26, 2013