A New Zealand family advocate group says Miley Cyrus’s show is porn dressed up as pop, but the singer says it’s empowering and makes her fans happy.

Miley Cyrus’ show is porn and the promotion of substance abuse dressed up as pop music, says a New Zealand family advocacy group.

Family First’s Bob McCoskrie is urging parents to protect their kids from the 21-year-old singer following an announcement she’ll play an Auckland show in October.

Cyrus’s show features a hotdog and a tongue slide – but there have also been reports of her wearing an outfit covered with pictures of cannabis leaves and of her miming oral sex on a dancer wearing a Bill Clinton mask.

Reviews of the Bangerz tour she’s bringing Down Under indicated it featured foul language, highly sexualised imagery, and normalised drug use, Mr McCoskrie said.

Mr McCoskrie said part of the former Disney star’s show advised parental guidance – and he thought parents should take the guidance in advance before buying tickets.

“Parents should save their money, protect their children and expose them to the far more positive messages of celebrating their achievements, their personality and their uniqueness.”

But Cyrus has hit out at criticisms of her show, saying her show is empowering and brings happiness to her fans.

“The sexual aspect of our show isn’t targeted at men … It’s what women think is sexy and cool and strong,” she told the NZ Herald.

Cyrus announced her first-ever New Zealand show on Wednesday night after announcing Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth dates in June.

Pre-sales start next Monday and all tickets go on sale next Thursday.