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Paul McCartney says he doesn't see why Miley Cyrus' MTV Video Music Awards performance has caused such a stir. 

The former Beatle tells the UK's Sky News that after seeing it he was wondering "what's everybody shouting about?" 

He describes her routine as "only mildly shocking" and not "explicit at all," and adds that "we've all seen worse than that." 

Sir Paul also defends Miley's efforts to stand out and draw attention to herself.  He says he's been told "the world that people like Miley live in is all noise," and "they've got to do something" to "get above the noise." 

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