I didn’t actually even see the VMA performance in question (people my age lose the ability to see MTV), but I sure saw the flurry of activity that came after it. It looked more to me like Miley Cyrus had some sort of sea slug trying to escape her mouth than anything else.
I suppose that can happen in the right environment if you’re not careful. Someone else found a way to make the whole event even more disturbing over here. Gene Simmons is probably sitting in his KISS themed rec room, taking a brief respite from thinking of new, terrible merchandise to inflict on the world, to grumble that he did the tongue thing first.