(AP) "Disgusting," "gross," vile," and "downright porn" were words used by viewers complaining to the FCC about Miley Cyrus' performance at the MTV Video Music Awards.

The Smoking Gun Web site used the Freedom of Information Act to access viewer complaints about Cyrus' performance. One viewer complained it was "a third-rate exhibition of what a pedophile would like to see during a child pornography live show." Another said Cyrus "needs to be spanked and fined a great deal of money to punish her for her awful behavior." One viewer said Cyrus "needs to be detoxed from her behavior, her clothing, her dance moves, and taught how to keep her tongue in her mouth. I suggest 12 months in a convent!" One lamented, "This isn't the America I knew," and another complained, "Where has censorship gone?"

In spite of the complaints, the FCC only has power to sanction broadcast television, and MTV is a cable network.