Miley's twerking receives icy response from Wintour

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It's always fascinating when two ends of the idiot spectrum collide. So let's hog the front row seats to witness Anna Wintour, self-important overseer of slack-jawed fashionista bible Vogue take to her gilded throne to cast judgement on rating-chasing, bottom-shaking music puppet Miley Cyrus.

Cyrus, the Disney girl gone bad, grabbed all the headlines and fake tabloid moral outrage (illustrated with seventeen close-ups of the offending posterior) for her "twerking" routine at the MTV Video Music Awards with another intellectually-challenged scion of the music biz Robin Thicke.

It seems such antics are not acceptable to the respectable purveyor of emaciated models that is Vogue. "Nuclear" Wintour has decreed that Cyrus shall not grace its hallowed cover for the December issue, because the elderly editor found Cyrus's dancing did not accord with the dignity expected of a cover star.

"Anna found the whole thing distasteful," a source told the Mail, which obviously laps up this kind of moral outrage. "She decided, based on Miley’s performance, to take the cover in a different direction." Cyrus may or may not care about this, depending on whether she wanted to be admired by the kind of vacuous narcissist who reads Vogue or by the pop-loving masses who liked her new raunchy attitude.

Cyrus sounded half-sensible for once when she told people to calm down about the VMA controversy. "How many times have we seen this play out in pop music?" she asked. "Madonna’s done it, Britney’s done it. Every VMA performance . . . anyone that performs, that’s what you’re looking for. You’re wanting to make history." Or make headlines, whichever is easiest.

Wintour has always had an imperious attitude, although it has mostly been reserved for her poor staff. Now, with her defiantly unfashionable fondness for fur and her lofty distaste for the vulgarities of pop, perhaps genteel retirement is beckoning.

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