Miley Cyrus's dad has said he would have done the same as his daughter if he had been performing at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Miley tweeted the message her dad apparently sent: "'Mile, if twerkin woulda been invented....And I had a foam finger....I woulda done the same thang you did.' - DAD"
Meanwhile her pal Kelly Osbourne has joined the chorus of celebrities criticising the raunchy performance.
On her E! show Fashion Police, where her co-presenters gave Miley's antics a thumbs down, she said: "I look at the performance and, yes, I do have a lot of the same opinions as you guys about it.
"Miley's my friend and I love her, and I have her back no matter what, but, as her friend, I'm going to tell her - 'Put your tongue in your mouth! I love you, but just put your tongue in your mouth.'
"We're not talking about her performance, we're talking about what she's wearing. It's not that original [the bikini] but I do appreciate it's reminiscent of the Blurred Lines music video."