Inventor Of The Foam Finger: Miley Cyrus Took An ‘Honorable Icon’ And ‘Degraded It’ At 2013 MTV VMAs

Editor’s note:  And the choir says, AMEN to that!  A truly revolting performance!  I liked  Kelly Clarkson’s description #pitchystripper.

Steve Chmelar was 16-years-old when he invented the concept that would later become the foam finger, formally known as the original “No. 1 finger” – a prop intended to support his high school basketball team in 1971 at the Iowa state championships.

What the 59-year-old Vice President of commercial sales at a construction supply company did not intend for his invention, was for it to be used by Miley Cyrus in such a manner during her controversial Sunday performance at the VMAs.  Chmelar, who didn’t see her moves live on Sunday, told FoxSports.com that he watched it after a family member told him about it via Facebook.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/entertainment/celebrities_gossip/Inventor-is-not-happy-with-Miley-Cyrus-use-of-the-foam-finger-at-the-VMAs.html#qGa8SRYhFDIjtFBX.99

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