Miley Vs. Zac: Double Standard?

Focus Features unveiled on Tuesday the red-band trailer for its raunchy comedy “That Awkward Moment,” starring Zac Efron. The blogosphere chuckled and drooled over Efron as he exposed his bum on a toilet and engaging in other sexual hijinks. Variety’s Ramin Setoodeh comments: ‘But there was no outrage on par to what Miley Cyrus experienced after her equally raunchy MTV Video Music Awards performance in August, when she waved a foam finger provocatively. “Morning Joe’s” Mika Brzezinksi and “The View’s” Jenny McCarthy both slut-shamed Cyrus, but Efron, who wears a limp prosthetic penis in the trailer, largely got a pass in the media.’ Setoodeh has a point, yet fails to notice that Efron’s character is embarrassed by his decision to wear the dick, whereas Miley defiantly has expressed no shame. As for the bum-exposing moment, Zac’s character is under the influence. Above all, Zac is playing a character, whereas Miley was playing Miley. That’s a difference.

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