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Haters, Rejoice: Internet App Blocks All Mention Of Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus backstage at the Marc Jacobs Collection Fall 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at New York Armory on February 14, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Marc Jacobs)
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Miley Cyrus has been attracting all manner of negative attention lately, and it looks like someone finally had all they can take: Google Chrome has created an extension for their browser that blocks the singer's name from ever appearing on your screen.

According to Yahoo, the app—which is called No Cyrus—works by scanning pages for any mention of Cyrus' name, or other words closely associated with her (like "twerking"), and replacing them with a series of hashtags. Like so:

The release of the app comes on the heels of Cyrus' not-really-that-raunchy performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, when she gyrated against Robin Thicke and slapped the asses of back-up dancers dressed as teddy bears. Her routine was panned by critics and pearl-clutchers alike, who claimed that the one-time Disney princess had taken her wild-child antics too far.

But the performance was, in fact, the culmination of bad-girl behavior that Cyrus has been ratcheting up for years now. In 2011, she was photographed taking a bong rip, and the following year she was captured on film felating a penis-shaped birthday cake. By the beginning of 2013, she was singing about smoking weed to deal with heartbreak, and later posted a video of herself wildly twerking in a unicorn onesie.

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In case you're curious as to who, exactly, is the most fed up with Cyrus and therefore the most likely to use the blocking app, Business Insider created a list of which states sent the most angry letters per capita to the Federal Communications Commission following her VMA performance. The ten most vexed states were:

1. New Hampshire
2. Tennessee
3. Alabama
4. South Dakota
5. Connecticut
6. Utah
7. Rhode Island
8. Kentucky
9. Maryland
10. North Carolina

Yahoo notes that this isn't the first time an app like this has hit the market; there's also one called Chris Brownout that blocks the name and photos of the infamous singer.

For those interested, the Cyrus app can be downloaded here, and it's free.

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