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The Onion Predicted Miley Cyrus VMA Backlash In 2008 (VIDEO)

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Last night, MTV's Video Music Awards aired, and the biggest takeaway has been Miley Cyrus' provocative -- some would say downright racist and offensive -- performance of her hit "We Can't Stop." The 20-year-old pop star has seen her fair share of controversies ever since hitting the spotlight with her Disney show "Hannah Montana," but this VMAs performance has really sparked the kind of outrage we haven't seen since... well, the last time a teen starlet grew older and less wholesome.

As always, The Onion was able to see what was happening and accurately call out the situation long ago. Way back in June 2008, they produced this Onion News Network segment entitled "Sources Warn Miley Cyrus Will Be Depleted by 2013," comparing Cyrus to a non-renewable energy source who will be sucked dry of all value if greedy Americans don't take a moment to slow down.

Check out the eerily prescient video above.

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