Animals Who Look Better Than Miley Cyrus With Their Tongues Out

I’m not shocked by Miley Cyrus. Not by her twerking, not by her foam finger, not by her tongue hanging out in every single photo from the VMAs. I do, however, find the tongue thing pretty disgusting. Not from a pearl-clutching standpoint, but from an aesthetic one. It’s kind of gross. And so constant it’s just dull.

Plus, as with everything else about Miley’s performance, someone else has already done it, and done it better. You’re not going to out-tongue Gene Simmons. It’s like trying to out-sneer Billy Idol, out-wig Cher, or out-whine Morrissey. Not gonna happen.

Miley Cyrus is a beautiful and talented young lady, and I get that it’s hard to rebel from her child star image. I just hope she finds something more interesting to do than twerking and lolling her tongue. Because sticking your tongue out once in a while can be cute. Leaving it out there in the wind all the time is not.

Speaking of cute, here are a whole bunch of animals demonstrating how to stick your tongue out and remain adorable. Maybe Miley can take notes.

  • Sorry, Miley. 1 of 24
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  • This pug. 2 of 24
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    Maybe Miley was just trying to keep her nose wet.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)

  • This filthy pigeon with a mouth full of bread. 3 of 24
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    Gross. Pigeons are basically rats with wings, and I still think this is cuter than Miley.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)

  • This baby veiled chameleon snagging a fly. 4 of 24
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    Maybe there was actually a fly that we couldn't see on camera, and Miley was trying to catch it? Robin Thicke seems like he might have flies buzzing around him all the time, come to think of it.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)

  • This New Caledonian gecko. 5 of 24
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    Maybe Miley's contacts were getting dry. I have that problem during allergy season myself. And it's not like she had pockets to keep her eye drops in.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)

  • This cat. 6 of 24
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    This cat could do this in 100 different photos and I would not get tired of it.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)

  • This hyacinth macaw. 7 of 24
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    Cool! Its tongue matches its feathers.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)

  • This deranged-looking hamster. 8 of 24
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    This is the hamster version of Montgomery C. Burns. Exxxxcellent.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)

  • This angry goose. 9 of 24
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    Have you ever been chased by an angry goose? It's fairly alarming.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)

  • This calico kitten. 10 of 24
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    Obviously cuter.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)

  • This beagle. 11 of 24
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    I lurve you.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)

  • This Northern Blue-Tongued Lizard 12 of 24
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    Honestly, if Miley had chugged a bunch of blue raspberry Pixy Stix just before the show, I would have found her tongue thing funny. This Australian lizard comes by the blue tongue naturally.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)

  • This Holstein cow. 13 of 24
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    This Holstein is actually licking the inside of its nostril, and I still find it more appealing than Miley.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)

  • This bored cat. 14 of 24
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    This is a cat watching the VMAs. Yawn.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)

  • This hedgehog. 15 of 24
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    Fact: The VMAs would be vastly improved if they added hedgehogs to the show.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)

  • This Jack Russel terrier. 16 of 24
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    This doggles-wearing pup is cool without seeming like he's trying too hard.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)

  • This wolf. 17 of 24
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    Terrifying, yet adorable.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)

  • This chameleon. 18 of 24
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    This baby Ambilobe Panther Chameleon wins at sticking its tongue out.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)

  • This giraffe. 19 of 24
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    Giraffes also rock the naturally blue tongue.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)

  • This Arabian horse. 20 of 24
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    Hi there.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)

  • This sleepy red panda. 21 of 24
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    ZOMG, that is so cute.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)

  • This chihuahua. 22 of 24
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    Also, his tongue looks a lot healthier than Miley's. Better color.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)

  • This rabbit. 23 of 24
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     Lop-eared emoticon.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)

  • This chihuahua licking a rabbit. 24 of 24
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    A chihuahua puppy and his cotton-tailed pal show us how it's done.

    (Photo Credit: iStockphoto)

 

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