Miley's Bear Dancer Opens Up About VMA Nightmare


Actress Hollis Jane, who performed as one of Miley Cyrus' backup dancers at the VMAs, sat down with ET's Brooke Anderson today, detailing the experience which left her "shaking and crying."

"I'm not necessarily upset with Miley," Hollis explained. "It was just a personal reaction to an experience I had."

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Hollis caused a stir after posting a blog entry about the gig, which called for her to dress up in a bear suit. As a little person, she felt demeaned.

"I will be the first one to tell you that standing on that stage, in that costume was one of the most degrading things I felt like I could ever do," wrote Hollis, who began her blog entry by clarifying, "the following opinions are mine and mine alone."

"I realize not everyone shares my opinion and I might just be young and naive," she continued. "But I feel like the acceptance of this kind of treatment has got to stop."

One lesson Hollis took away from the situation is to find out exactly what she's getting into before committing to a job. Prior to the first rehearsal, Hollis said that she wasn't told the details of what she would be expected to wear or do while on stage with Miley.

"I'm 24 and I'd never done anything like this, so I was like, 'Okay,'" said Hollis, who had to fly to New York for the performance.

"I would like to be taken seriously as an actress, rather than, 'Oh, here's a little person,'" said Hollis. "You just want people to not judge you based on something you can't control."

Reps for Miley Cyrus have yet to respond to Hollis' comments.