Just when you thought the buzz surrounding her headline-grabbing MTV VMA performance had died down, Miley Cyrus receives word of another person not impressed with her sexy number. She’s already drawn criticism from everyone, including fellow celebrities, parents, and now she has Steve Chmelar to add to that list.
Who is Chmelar? At 16-years-old, he created the original “No. 1” hand to support his Iowa high school basketball team. His original version was made of paper-mache and hardware cloth. This inspired Geral Foss to create a foam version. The foam finger was first sold at the 1978 Cotton Bowl game between Notre Dame and Texas, and it has been appearing at sporting events ever since. I’ve probably purchased a handful during my lifetime.
Now 59-year-old, here’s what Steve had to say about Miley using his creation to perform some R-rated actions on stage.
“She took an honorable icon that is seen in sporting venues everywhere and degraded it,” Chmelar told Fox News. He added, “If I had choice between Julie Andrews singing ‘The Sound of Music’ and Miley Cyrus doing ‘Can’t Stop’, I’d go the Julie Andrews route, but everyone has their choice and their decision.”
In other Miley-related news. The “We Can’t Stop” singer graces the cover of Notion Magazine’s 65th issue. As usual, Miley’s being Miley in her latest editorial, wearing marijuana-inspired clothing. Check out the dope shoot below.