Singer and former Disney Channel star Miley Cyrus had a stunt in store for the MTV Europe Music Awards in Amsterdam, when she pulled a joint from her purse and started smoking on stage, reports the New York Post.
As previously reported, Cyrus’ twerking-filled MTV Video Music Awards performance this summer produced a backlash from viewers and a rebuke from the Parents Television Council.
Cyrus’ smoking stunt was censored for U.S. viewers, notes Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com. "In the edited version that aired in the U.S., Cyrus barely says one line before the camera cuts to an ultra wide shot of the audience and comes back to her for an awkward goodbye," she writes. "Had MTV opted to leave the smoking stunt by the 20-year-old Cyrus in, the network most certainly would’ve gotten into hot water with watchdogs and parents."
Cyrus was billed as someone to watch at the EMAs, with promos on MTV asking, "How Wild Will Miley Get at the EMAs?," Andreeva notes. While marijuana is sold in Amsterdam’s coffee shops, promoting illegal substances and smoking to minors wouldn’t go over well in the U.S., the piece notes.