US musician did go on to add that Cyrus is a 'pretty good singer'
The two singers performed together in 2013 when Madonna joined Cyrus at an MTV Unplugged recording. Cyrus was joined by Madonna for a mash-up of the pop icon’s hit ‘Don’t Tell Me’ and Cyrus’ own ‘We Can’t Stop’.
However, one person who did not approve of their union was Wainwright who, in a new interview with The Guardian, did not shy away from making his feelings on Cyrus known. While stating that she is “a pretty good singer” he went on to add: “One of the most horrifying things I’ve seen in my life was her and Madonna singing together at the end of her Unplugged show. It was really, I don’t know, the overtones were way undertoned. I just need a little bit more in my life than that.”
Asked if he worries about Cyrus’ influence on young people, Wainwright added: “I have a daughter and she’s three so I’m beginning to develop more protective instincts concerning her chastity and so forth, but on the other hand I do feel like kids today are incredibly smart. They have a sensibility that is about survival and lasting.”
One musician who is a fan of Cyrus is Le Tigre and The Julie Ruin’s Kathleen Hanna. Earlier this week she approached the pop star with plans for a collaboration after she posted pictures of Hanna in her Bikini Kill days on Instagram.