Kelly Clarkson may have been joking around in her critique of the MTV Video Music Awards as including too many pitchy strippers, but The Parents Television Council does not see this as a laughing matter.

In a scathing rebuke of the network and the event, the PTC released a statement today that focused on a rating that somehow claimed the show was appropriate for kids as young as 14.

Bruno Mars' live performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night may not have gotten the attention of some others, but was it the best?

The singer treated the Barclays Center crowd to a rendition of "Gorilla," wearing a leopard-print button-down as beams of neon-green lights rained down:

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Ariana Grande's VMA performance was one of the most talked-about moments of the annual pop culture extravaganza, and it was only the pre-show!

Grande lived up to her surname, belting out "Baby I" a cappella, complete with the vocal runs and near flawless tonality that have made her a breakout star.

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