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Miley Cyrus: Raunchy concerts ‘educational for kids’

Miley Cyrus: Raunchy concerts ‘educational for kids’

BANGERZ: Miley Cyrus performs on stage at Honda Center, on Thursday, Feb. 20 in Anaheim, Calif. Photo: Associated Press/Paul A. Hebert/Invision

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Twerking on top of a car in a cannabis-covered leotard with dollar sign cowboy boots? Just another day for Miley Cyrus.

The former “Hannah Montana” star is speaking out, defending her Bangerz tour, which has sparked a slew of complaints since kicking off just a week ago.

During the gigs, the former Disney star simulates oral sex with a man wearing a Bill Clinton mask, gropes a backing dancer’s butt, and parades around the stage in a leotard sporting a cannabis leaf design.

The singer’s management team has reportedly been inundated with complaints from angry parents amid rumors some venue bosses are threatening to pull the concerts.

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Cyrus defended the controversial shows, calling them “educational.”

“Parents probably won’t think this, but I think my show is educational for kids. They’re going to be exposed to art,” Cyrus said.

Concert promoters have also slammed the reports, and executives at Live Nation have moved to silence the accusations and have given their full backing to Cyrus in a statement issued to Eonline.com, which reads: “There is no truth whatsoever to any stories or rumors of venues pulling out of the Bangerz Tour. Miley has created a tour that’s big, spectacular, entertaining and everything you would expect from Miley Cyrus. Reviews have been amazing and most important, fans are loving the show and having a great time.”

Cyrus also addressed the allegations herself on her Twitter.com blog, making light of the claims by writing, “You can’t say I didn’t warn you. Now sit back relax & enjoy the show. #bangerztour…

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