Shepherd stopped by “The Tonight Show” to talk to Jay Leno about her thoughts on the performance. Leno asked was Cyrus’ appearance “over the top, too much?”
“She goin’ to hell in a twerkin’ hand basket, that girl,” Shepherd said. “When I was growing up, it wasn’t called twerkin’. They got these cute artistic names for it. … That was called a ‘ho move right there.”
Shepherd didn’t speak much on Robin Thicke, who shared the stage with Cyrus in what was called a “Beetlejuice goes to the disco” ensemble. Some viewers felt that his participation was just as disturbing.