Mon, Aug 26, 2013 8:52 AM EDT
Tags:  Miley Cyrus, VMAs

UPDATE: 8/26/13, 1:22pm ET: The Smith family has issued a press release saying that the photo was not in reaction to Miley Cyrus's performance.

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Miley Cyrus became the talk of this year's MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night. Her performance of a new song, "We Can't Stop", was a lesson in rachetry: lots and lots of tongue, a provocatively placed foam finger, and twerking all up on Robin Thicke. The performance left many viewers speechless -- including Will Smith and his family:

willsmithwmas082613.jpgCritics have accused Cyrus of blatantly appropriating black culture. Even VICE thinks the 20-year-old performer needs to take an African-American studies class.