David Cameron weighs in on Miley Cyrus VMA twerking controversy

The Prime Minister doesn't see the Wrecking Ball singer as a good role model

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Everyone from Brooke Shields to Justin Timberlake has weighed in on the Miley Cyrus twerking controversy, and now Prime Minister David Cameron has thrown his hat in the ring.

In an interview with The Sun, Mr Cameron talked about being a parent to his children, including 9-year-old Nancy.

“I haven’t discussed twerking with Nancy yet, because I don’t think she has seen the video,” he said of Cyrus’s infamous VMA performance of "Blurred Lines" with Robin Thicke.

“Luckily, she was interested in Hannah Montana, but then stopped. But I think we are all struggling our way through this. How do we, as parents, let our children watch the television, look at things on the internet, while protecting them from bad examples and bad role models?

“I don’t think there’s a simple answer. It is something Samantha and I talk about all the time. What are the rules on usage of television? How often can they use the iPad? We try and have some rules, and try and check out what they’re watching.”

Miley, for her part, said in a recent interview with Rolling Stone that her performance was a toned down version of the show she wanted to put on.