singer Shirley Manson
took a defensive stance towards young pop star Miley Cyrus
, stressing that her behavior reflects the way anyone should act in their '20s.
Shirley shared a lengthy post via Facebook, discussing the complexity of the given matter in great detail. She also admitted that she never would have guessed the "ruckus that would ensue"
following Cyrus' VMAs performance.
"I didn't really see her doing anything up there that I wasn't myself doing when I was 20 years old,"
she noted. "Hell ... that's what being 20 is all about! You are supposed to behave like that when you are 20 years old. That's your frickin' job!"
Manson continued, "Then I read Sinead
]'s Open Letter to Miley and I identified and agreed with it so strongly I posted it on the Garbage Facebook page. The music business is revolting and full of nasty interests and intentions."
You can read the rest of Shirley's post here.
Meanwhile, Miley addressed Sinead O'Connor and her open letter to young pop star, giving the singer nothing but props and praises.
"I think she's an incredible artist," she told host Matt Lauer (via Gigwise). "I think she's an awesome songwriter, and I was really inspired by her for my 'Wrecking Ball' video, which was what started the whole thing. I don't know how someone can start a fight with somebody who said, 'Hey, I really respect you. And I really love what you what you did.' 'You know what? You suck! I don't like you!"
She continued, "That was kind of crazy. But as I said, I'm a big fan of hers, so it doesn't really matter. It's all good."
During the rest of interview, Cyrus pointed out that controversy was a clear intention with both her sexual image and "twerking" VMAs performance. She also noted that the strategy clearly worked, seeing that even a month later, it's still a hot topic.