Miley’s nude latex bikini and sexual moves have angered and bemused celebrities, parents and fellow acts.
The Parents Television Council also slammed MTV for allowing condom adverts and an explicit movie trailer to air during several commercial breaks.
In a highly charged statement the group said: “MTV continues to sexually exploit young women by promoting acts that incorporate ‘twerking’ in a nude-colored bikini.
“How is this image of former child star Miley Cyrus appropriate for 14-year-olds? The Miley Cyrus/Robin Thicke performance simply substituted talent with sex.
“Viacom [the company who oversee MTV and all its content] has a set of corporate broadcast standards that were obviously broken in this case for financial gain. While the performance was shocking to the audience, MTV approved it during the show run prior to the broadcast. Heads should roll at MTV.”
Although parents are disgusted by Miley's saucy performance, the star herself seemed unfazed by the controversy - posting a series of a raunchy pictures online which drew the attention firmly on her twerk asset.
Modestly, she hides her face in the series of snaps (but we're betting she had her tongue out).
One person wrote: "Miley Cyrus completely embarrassing herself at the #VMA awards. Jesus have some self respect, there's called being sexy, then just darn ugly."
Another tweeter added: "I really want to go to sleep but I'm really worried Miley Cyrus might be hiding in my closet."
And another person simply wrote: "Miley Cyrus that was disturbing."
However, Miley hasn't yet spoken out about any controversy she may have caused but did take time to send her congratulations to One Direction who won the award for Best Song of the Summer for their track Best Song Ever.
Leaving before the band collected their prize, when they were booed, she tweeted: "Leaving the VMAs. No it's not over. I'm no psychic but congrats @onedirection #songofthesummer."
Following suit, her partner in slime Robin Thicke was dressed like Beetlejuice employed in Foot Locker.
And if you missed the madness, here it is in GIF form. It's quite hypnotic.