Why people are calling Miley Cyrus out for apparent 'racism' during VMAs

8 Most WTF MIley Cyrus Moments from 2015 MTV VMA's

With the MTV VMAs still fresh in people's minds, social media has a lot to say about basically everything.

From Justin Bieber's tears, to Rebel Wilson's police outfit, to Kayne 2020...the event was live tweeted by millions. There were many emotions, opinions and exclamations throughout the show, including some tweets calling out racial insensitivity.

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As reported by Mic.com, "perhaps the most offensive moment came when host Miley Cyrus used the term 'real mammy' on stage."

The article goes on to explain that at a prerecorded clip of Cyrus and Snoop Dog filmed, was played during the VMAs. During this clip, the pair are seen eating brownies that Snoop claims were baked by Cyrus's grandmother (whom she apparently calls "mammy").

Immediately proceeding this "skit," a slew of tweets began coming in. From famous faces like Chance the Rapper and black feminist Roxanne Gay, to the general Twitterverse, people were not happy by Cyrus's reported use of the word "mammy."

[h/t Mic.com]

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Why people are calling Miley Cyrus out for apparent 'racism' during VMAs
Miley Cyrus is hosting the MTV VMAs tonight -- and she made sure that the spotlight was on her in an ensemble that definitely turned heads. The "Bangerz" singer wore two metallic straps over her breasts, which connected to a revealing diamond chain mail skirt that left little to the imagination. She polished off the jaw-dropping look with over-the-knee silver boots (get similar kicks here) and a sky-high ponytail. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
If the front of Miley's look didn't shock you, the back certainly will. The small dangling chains barely covered her rear assets. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Taylor Swift rolls deep! The "Shake It Off" singer, who looked hot to trot in a sparkly jumpsuit and crop top (shop this look here, here or here), was surrounded by her "squad" of friends. Models Gigi Hadid, Martha Hunt, actress Hailee Steinfeld, model Cara Delevingne, Selena Gomez, model Serayah, actress Mariska Hargitay, models Lily Aldridge and Karlie Kloss all posed for a pic with their pal, Swifty. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Justin Bieber debuted a very questionable new 'do, but looked fashionable otherwise in ripped denim, camel booties and an eye-catching leather jacket (Get the look: jeans, boots and jacket). (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Sexy yet simple was the way Selena Gomez decided to play the VMAs. The gorgeous gal went for a black sweater-like number which isn't as daring as her normal attire (Get the look: here and here). (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
She's cool for summer! Demi Lovato looked elegant and amazing in this figure-flattering pink dress with a plunging neckline, long sleeves and a mosaic pattern (Get the mosaic look here). She slicked her hair back in a chic 'do and went for a bronzed glow. Nicely done, Demi.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Stunning! Vanessa Hudgens went for an ethereal look and was absolutely breathtaking in a dusty rose-colored gown (Get the look here). She wore her hair down in along curls with small flowers in her hair. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Pharrell and wife Helen Lasichanh went for full-on Canadian tuxedos. Lacinchanh went for a denim shirt under jean overalls (get the look here), and the "Happy" singer went for denim skinnies and a classic jean jacket (similar style). (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
She's a golden goddess! Nicki Minaj poured her curves in a gold dress with gold leaf and sheer accents (Get her golden glow). She kept her tresses sleek and long, perfecting the stunning look. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Kylie Jenner went for a nude mini dress and blunt bangs -- the look felt very Cleopatra meets modern fashion gal. It's not our favorite look on the 18-year-old reality star, but we do love those shoes (Shop the heels for less). (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

John Legend was the essence of cool in black leather pants and a black blazer. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
John Legend's wife Chrissy Teigen is a head-turner! The stunning model looked incredible in a black silk-chiffon dress with sheer panels along each leg and an embellished top. She finished off the look with a messy updo. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Talk about a statement outfit! Amber Rose and Blac Chyna turned themselves into conversation starters with a ton of horrible names for women written across their outfits. Thoughts on the wild look?  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
Nick Jonas is apparently getting ready to take flight! The "Jealous" singer didn't exactly make us jealous with this brown leather pant and jacket combo, which looked vaguely like a flight suit. Points for originality, though! (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Looking good Taylor! Taylor Swift showed off her taut abs in a sparkling jumpsuit and crop top combo. A set of metallic pumps and smoky eye makeup polished off her cool yet casual look. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
New couple Bella Thorne and her man Gregg Sulkin looked loved up and happy at the awards show. Bella looked particularly pretty lime-colored in a backless dress. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Rita Ora gave the photographers plenty of leg in this high-slit feather gown, which also had a plunging neckline. The risqué look was definitely eye-catching. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Kourtney Kardashian looked red hot in a halter jumpsuit. she was flanked by her little sister, Kylie, who wore a nude mini with long sleeves and heavy embroidery.. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Kelly Osbourne, 30, looked like a total blast from the past in a pinstriped, double-breasted jumpsuit. Holy 80s!

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Kris Jenner looked sexy and sleek in a black number with a cutout neckline. It was certainly a demure look for the momager. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Walk the Moon was all about color at the awards show! The group, who told AOL that they planned a colorful combination of outfits as tribute to their new music, looked dashing in paint-splattered suits.(L-R) Sean Waugaman, Eli Maiman, Nicholas Petricca and Kevin Ray of the VMA-nominated band. (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Brooklyn Beckham is definitely one to watch! The 16-year-old looked ultra cool in a black skinnies, a crisp white blazer and simple sneakers.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

 Tori Kelly put her best foot forward in a set of high-waisted shorts and a lacy top. What we love about this look though -- is her amazing hair and her gorgeous shoes. Sexy! (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

Showy! Miguel went for a revealing shirt and ripped jeans for his big night out. What do you think of ripped jeans on the male musician? (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Actor O'Shea Jackson Jr., 24, kept it casual in an all-black ensemble and graphic tee.

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Well that's one way to grab attention! Jeremy Scott arrived shirtless in one of the brightest tuxedos we've ever seen.  (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
"Paper Towns" actress and model Cara Delevingne went for a starry look with a loose-fitting dress. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Rebel Wilson was a punk rock princess in a black and pink dress with dip-dyed hair. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
"Vampire Diaries" star Kat Graham turned heads with an orient-inspired ensemble, which featured a fan print. She kept the theme going with a red tassel purse and black pumps. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Starry! Lindsey Stirling looked out of this world in a sparkly black frock reminiscent of the sky above. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Lily Aldridge made a statement in a very revealing black dress that literally dipped nearly to her navel. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Victoria's Secret model Martha Hunt rocked an LBD and looked flawless -- as always. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Always a fashion maven! Hailee Steinfeld went full contemporary in a white jumpsuit with a over-the shoulder top. She punched up the monochromatic look with gold shoes and a heavy choker. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Gigi Hadid was all about color in a marigold dress with an open hemline that revealed her incredible gams. The look was definitely on-trend, although we can't say we are in love with the way the fabric seems crinkled. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
"Faking It" star Michael J. Willett went for an outrageous look that left us feeling like his suit was better suited for a painting than a red carpet. Do you agree?  (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Frankie Grande was the king of sparkle in a white jacket and and shorts combo, which when it was unbuttoned revealed his chiseled and sparkling abs.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Handsome as ever! Austin Butler aka Vanessa Hudgens' main squeeze looked extremely slick in a modern tux without a tie. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Back to black! Mariska Hargitay hit the awards show in a simple yet sophisticated black frock. We have to admit, with her hair sticking straight and her necklace selection, the ensemble seems a little witchcraft-like, but we still love Mariska. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Emily Ratajkowski looked Greek dominatrix-chic in a chainmail-esque dress and thigh-high leather studded boots. Now that's a lot of look! (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

What a dapper duo! Patrick Stump and Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy flaunted their contrasting personal styles in vintage and rocker-inspired ensembles, respectively. Stump opted for a boot-cut pants, leather blazer and fedora, while his counterpart rocked a leather moto jacket and leather skinnies. 

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Holland Roden looked sweet in a floral, sheer dress. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
"Friday" singer Rebecca Black took the plunge in a little black dress with a serious neckline and sparkling accents.  (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
 Rapper Travis Mills was too cool for school in a cherry leather jacket and black pants. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
She came out to support! Brandi Cyrus came out to cheer on her little sister, Miley Cyrus, who is hosting the show tonight. What do you think of her tight-fitting black dress with an angular bodice>. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
 Internet personality Danababy opted for an LBD. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Rapper Chanel West Coast attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Aubrey O'Day or Aubrey Jetson? The singer, 31, rocked a futuristic fuschia minidress with a flippy skirt and graphic black detailing.

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Jillian Michaels flaunted her fab abs in a cropped crochet top and red satin pants. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Molly Tarlov was among the more demure bunch in a very conservative floral minidress with white cuffs and a white collar.  

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Internet personality Loanthony, 16, went for simple pastel separates and metallic sneakers.

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Internet personality Nash Grier, 17, channeled the 90s with his image shirt and black ripped jeans. 

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Internet star Amanda Steele showed off her style acumen in this geometric, two-piece ensemble. We love the mod feel of the outfit. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Jillian Rose Reed looked flirty and fun in a strapless dress with a striped skirt and gold pumps.(Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
Zuri Hall looked stunning in a white, bustier-style dress and black strapless shoes.  (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Bea Miller went for a simple look. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Arielle Vandenberg opted for a teal, velvet number that showed off her incredible physique. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Internet personality Tyler Ford hit the carpet in a black dress and long locks. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

"Big Brother" star and Ariana Grande's big brother Frankie J. Grande, 32, is always keen on showing a ton of skin with unique body art -- and he didn't disappoint with a shimmer-y bare chest.

(Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)


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