Elvis, Miley Cyrus, and 8 Other Celebrities Who Have Been Called Too Risqué

Priscilla Presley says Elvis has a lot in common with Miley Cyrus. "I really can't criticize, because Elvis went through the same thing," Presley said of Cyrus' actions often being called too risque. Back in the 50s when Elvis performed and did his trademark hip wiggle, people called him out for being vulgar just like they're calling Cyrus out today. But those two certainly haven't been the only celebrities to get chastised for being "too sexy," although Elvis remains one of the very few men on the list. Here are 8 other celebs who've also been pegged as too risque.


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Bey and hubby Jay-Z’s Grammy performance was considered a little too risque for some. Between Beyonce’s fishnet tights and black thong and her “sexy” dancing some people were upset and tweeted things like “Sorry Beyoncé!!! Class ALWAYS wins! It wins for our children. Sad day when our kids can’t even watch the Grammy’s!” one outraged person tweeted. I think the largest problem here is that adults think kids care about the Grammys.

Michelle Obama

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The First Lady’s Oscars dress showed off her shoulders, which in Iran was considered way too immodest. In the televised broadcast, they added fabric to the dress to cover up her “sexy” shoulders.

Nicki Minaj

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Even though she was a judge on the show, Minaj wasn’t allowed to perform during the American Idol finale last year because some higher-ups were worried about her content being acceptable for live TV. ”I was supposed to premiere my ‘High School’ video on Idol but they said it was too risque,” the singer said.

Britney Spears

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Her music video “Work Bitch” was banned in France from playing on the television until 10:00 PM when all of France’s impressionable youngsters would be safely tucked away in bed.

Kylie Jenner

The young Jenner uploaded a photo of herself in a cleavage-bearing dress and caught the attention of bloggers who thought she was being too risque for her age of 16. Since then she’s posted several more revealing pictures, so it looks like she doesn’t care what people think.

Pamela Anderson

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The UK banned Anderson’s commercial for Dreamscape Networks (where a male colleague fantasizes about Anderson and another female coworker) on the basis that it was “likely to cause serious offense to some viewers on the basis that it was sexist and degrading to women.”


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Last year the 54-year-old faced controversy from Instagram who claimed her pics were too risque for the site. The website warned the singer “Don’t share photos that show nudity or mature content.”


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Riri was axed from being the face of Nivia’s skin care line because her partying in hadrly any clothing didn’t fit the company’s message which stands for ”trust, family and reliability.”