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Will Adam Shankman’s Sexuality Protect Him From Lapdancing With a 16-Year-Old Miley Cyrus?

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And here it is. After last summer’s “scandal” showing Adam Shankman — the gay choreographer, film producer and So You Think You Can Dance judge — posing “provocatively” in Twitter pictures with Miley Cyrus, star of his picture The Last Song, there’s video of them slamdancing together. Uh oh?


The clip shows the pair at The Last Song‘s wrap party. Miley was 16 at the time, and her parents were, apparently, not in attendance. (Not that having Billy Ray around would keep the Cyrus girls from sexualized behavior.)

Naturally, this doesn’t look good for Shankman. He’s the one supposed to be the consummate professional and, in his 40s, not thrusting his pelvic region into the rear of a 16-year-old. That Shankman is gay might provide some cover: How could he be accused of acting dirty toward the underage starlet if he doesn’t even swing that way?

But there were “little kids” at the party; parents took them home because of their dancing, says RadarOnline‘s sources. Oh, and there’s a another video: “In a second clip to the video, Cyrus is seen giving Shankman a lap dance while children under the age of 10 sit less than five feet away.”

And while we’re sure everything was perfectly innocent, and just a display of a mature teen having a good time with her adult boss-cum-friend, let’s offer this bit of advice: Whether you’re gay or straight, do not engage in lap dances with minor children. Particularly when there’s alcohol involved. It will do no one, and no one’s career, any good.