Miley Cyrus Is Too Raunchy For the Dominican Republic

No twerking in the DR.

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Clearly, not everyone is okay with Miley Cyrus' new moves. A government-run group in the Domican Republic fought—and won—to have the singer's concert cancelled due to her provocative lyrics and dance moves. According to local newspaper, Hoy (opens in new tab), the group claimed that the show features "acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by Dominican law."

Sure, Cyrus' antics have raised some eyebrows as of late, but no one has taken measures this drastic to keep the popstar from performing for her fans. Seems like a bit of an overreaction—is Miley's twerking far raunchier than what's sure to go down in nightclubs over spring break?

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Diana Pearl
Diana Pearl

I'm an Associate Editor at the Business of Fashion, where I edit and write stories about the fashion and beauty industries. Previously, I was the brand editor at Adweek, where I was the lead editor for Adweek's brand and retail coverage. Before my switch to business journalism, I was a writer/reporter at PEOPLE.com, where I wrote news posts, galleries and articles for PEOPLE magazine's website. My work has been published on TheAtlantic.com, ELLE.com, MarieClaire.com, PEOPLE.com, GoodHousekeeping.com and in Every Day with Rachael Ray. It has been syndicated by Cosmopolitan.com, TIME.com, TravelandLeisure.com and GoodHousekeeping.com, among other publications. Previously, I've worked at VOGUE.com, ELLE.com, and MarieClaire.com.