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Gene Simmons on Miley Cyrus: 'I don't understand why people get so upset'

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Another celebrity has come to the defense of famed pop singer Miley Cyrus' wild antics. This time, it's someone who shares the 20-year-old singer's crazy personality.

Gene Simmons described his reactions to Miley Cyrus' controversial VMA performance during a recent interview with Rolling Stone.

"I don't understand why people got so upset," the Kiss frontman said.

"Whether you stick out your tongue or shake your tushy, all the other girls are doing the same thing. Any girl whose name ends with an AŚMadonna, Shakira, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, all these girls who sing pop songs through backing tracks like it's karaoke and gyrate all over the stage -- if they can do it, why can't Miley?"

Simmons has plenty of experience in the business of sticking out tongues. Shoot, it's his signature look. So when the magazine asked him to rate Cyrus' attempt at "tongue-wagging" he obviously had an opinion.

"It was okay," he said. "That's a girl's version. It's like girls basketball. It's as good as girls can get at basketball. But you can't play with the guys."

All Cyrus needs is a little white makeup and the two musicians could be twins. Now that would be an interesting concert.

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