In the aftermath of the racy show, pics and gifs have surfaced of the stunned A-list audience, while stars have taken to Twitter for a public discussion of the “We Can’t Stop” and “Blurred Lines” number.
Here are some of the outrageous reactions, including Miley's!
Miley Cyrus: "Smilers! My VMA performance had 306.000 tweets per minute. That's more than the blackout or Superbowl!
James Vanderbeek: “Things I learned watching the #VMAs2013: There's nothing you can do with a foam finger that you can't air on MTV.”
Brooke Shields: "I was Hannah Montana's mother. I don't approve."
Kathy Griffin: “Here's the break down. Miley wants u 2 KNOW...she doesn't want 2B called "Hannah" & she is very far from Montana right now. Thank u very much.”
Kelly Clarkson: “Just saw a couple performances from the VMA's last night. 2 words.... #pitchystrippers.”
Albert Brooks: “Alan Thicke and Billy Ray Cyrus now under genetic arrest.”
Judd Apatow: “It's nice that Miley is comfortable with herself” and “I will always have this version of Miley (from the movie “So Undercover”). Let's live in the past and heal.”
Bill Maher: “Watching VMAs. Haven't been in a strip club in a while, but good to see nothing has changed.”
Lisa Rinna: "Is it just me or are the #vma up to this point like what watching japanese porn must be like?"
Robin Thicke: "That was dope. Shout out to @MileyCyrus…"