Miley Cyrus Blasted by Stroke Association Over ‘SNL’ Tongue Joke (Video)

Miley Cyrus Blasted by Stroke Association Over 'SNL' Tongue Joke (Video)

“Having a mini-stroke is no laughing matter,” the head of Campaigns and Policy pens

The Stroke Association may be hoping that Miley Cyrus is feeling guilty — and charitable — over a joke she made on “Saturday Night Live.”

During this past weekend's “SNL” cold open, via the magic of television (and a great impression by Vanessa Bayer), young, “Hannah Montana”-era Miley met new-gen MTV VMAs Miley. Bayer's innocent version asked the real Cyrus why she keeps sticking out her tongue, to which the pop star replied, “I'm having tiny strokes, Yo.”

See videos: Miley Cyrus Rips Miley Cyrus, Twerking, Republicans on ‘SNL’

Cue the backlash.

“Having a mini-stroke is no laughing matter,” Patrick Olszowski, head of Campaigns and Policy at the Stroke Association, said. Around 46,000 people in the UK have a mini-stroke (Transient Ischaemic Attack) each year, with one in ten leading to a major stroke.”

TheWrap's requests for comment from Cyrus’ reps were not immediately returned.

He continued: ”Sticking out your tongue is not a sign of having a stroke. Instead think FAST. If a person's face starts drooping, they can't lift their arm or they can't speak, it is time to call 999. Having a stroke is a serious medical emergency. With the right care and support, as well as compassion from those around them, people can make fantastic recoveries.”

“999” is the more sensible UK version of our random 9-1-1.

Here's the video with the stroke joke in question:

  • phrick

    What, they couldn't find anyone in their own country to complain about?

    • daryl

      Shut the frack up .

      • nevermindtheb

        Amy Winehouse is dead… God save the queen!

  • faith

    miley this new you suck

  • kimo-sauve

    i wish that sick bitch would keep her snake Azzzz tounge in her disgusting mouth !!!

  • Max

    that's stupid as hell… not defending Miley, but a “stroke” joke is not offensive to me at all. and I've had family members who's had them. Comedy sketch shows make fun of it all the time…

  • zroc

    Memo to The World: you can NOT joke about anything anymore! No more being funny. No more laughter. Be serious and die sad and bored.

  • Michelle Saez

    Miley Cyrus has gone so far down hill, she may never get her good name back. My son used to like her as Hannah Montana but no more. He asks what has she done to her hair? He also heard she is on drugs…is this true?

  • Guest

    she's horrible

  • Michael Powers

    People – get a good front seat. You are viewing the absolute destruction of a career. Where is this kids manager? What is she going to do next?!? Have sex on stage with a ham sandwich? This career is over! No more sponsors, television shows, tours, etc. Bye-bye.

  • Rhonda MacKinnon

    Good going she should not be aloud to go around and make jokes about serious health condition's, just wish she would listen and have a heart but I really think she has none!

  • Ernest Stuart

    I hate that tongue hanging out all the time…yakkkk…but if she joked about it..why take that seriously….I just hope Miley will just keep that tongue in otherwise it will become longer and longer and her mouth would not be able to accommodate it so she cannot close her mouth anymore with the tongue sticking out.

  • al

    I wouldn't go see her if it was free

  • al

    she can use the tongue on my butt hole