The actress-singer made jaws drop and earned herself looks of disgust, not to mention absolute horror as she performed to her dance hit We Cant Stop and her duet with Robin Thicke on his Blurred Lines.
Dressed in a nude colored bikini of sorts, the former teenage role model went wild on stage as she grinded and twerked on stage.
Much attention was drawn to her behind, which appeared to be bulging from the latex hot pants, definitely not a pretty sight!
Pictures of shocked looks from Will Smith and his children, Jaden and Willow, pop singer Rihanna and members of boyband One Direction have been doing the rounds.
Hollywood celebrities are still reeling from the shock as many took to social networking site Twitter to share their reactions.
Actor and rapper Nick Cannon, married to Mariah Carey posted, "Remind me to never let my kids into showbiz... Thanks."
American television host and actress Lisa Rinna shared her thoughts, Is it just me or are the #vma up to this point like what watching japanese porn must be like
Brooke Shields who played Mileys onscreen mother in Hannah Montana said on a talk show: I was Hannah Montana's mother. I don't approve."
However, the actress was unperturbed by the reactions of her fellow celebrities, nor did she care much for the infuriated parents.
Smilers! My VMA performance had 306.000 tweets per minute. That's more than the blackout or Superbowl! #fact., tweeted Miley.