Steve Chmelar, the creator of the No 1 hand used by Miley Cyrus in her controversial number at the MTV Video Music Awards, did not like the way the former Disney star used the foam finger for her twerking act.
He made the foam hand in 1971 when he was 16 to support his high school basketball team at the Iowa state championship games. Now 59 and the vice president of a construction supply company, Chmelar said he nevertheless gets attention now for his creation, thanks to the 20-year-old singer's use of the foam finger, the New York Post quotes Fox News.
However, the specific foam finger that Miley used, according to Yahoo! Music, was made by stylist and fashion host Lisa Katnic for an editorial shoot, but it wasn't used.
It was first used in Robin Thicke's video for Blurred Lines and then got a second life via Miley's record-breaking performance.
"I would say that it certainly misrepresented its intent to encourage team support," Fox quotes Chmelar.
"She took an honorable icon that is seen in sporting venues everywhere and degraded it. Fortunately, the foam finger has been around long enough that it will survive the incident," he added.
"As for Miley Cyrus, let's hope she can outlive this event and also survive," Chmelar said.
Meanwhile, while Miley's partner in her twerking number did not get any heat from his wife for his performance in the VMA, hours after the awards night, he was pictured in a VMA after party in New York with his arms around an unidentified blonde babe.
Unfortunately for Robin, he posed behind a mirror which reflected what his right hand was doing, which was creeping up the short skirt of his companion. The photo was posted in Twitter.
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