In her latest attempt to come across as edgy, Miley Cyrus simply came across as rude and insensitive.
To a group of people she previously claimed meant a lot to her.
And now the singer is here to try and make things better.
Over this past weekend, Cyrus appeared alongside new boyfriend Cody Simpson in a rather lewd and sadly revealing video.
She used the footage to slam ex-husband Liam Hemsworth and to strongly imply two things about being gay:
- It is something people ought to avoid.
- It is something people can choose to avoid.
"Guys, I was being a little too, like…hard core feminist vibes and, just like, I don't know, not allowing anyone in, but now I am," Miley randomly said to the camera in this video, continuing as follows:
"There are good men out there, guys. Don't give up. You don't have to be gay. There are good people with dicks out there. You just gotta find them.
"You gotta find a dick that's not a dick, you know what I mean?"
These remarks left fans stunned and confused for multiple reasons.
At first, they wondered just why Miley was very obviously referring to Hemsworth as a "dick," considering he's only said nice things abouth is ex... considering they were together for almost a decade... and considering they split under seemingly amicable circumstance.
But then folks took their questions a step further, wondering:
Why is Cyrus, always such as staunch supporter of gay rights, now basically telling people to try as hard as possible NOT to be gay?!?
Cyrus then doubled down on both these concerns.
"I always thought I had to be gay because I just thought, like, all guys were evil, but it's not true," Miley added, bashing Hemsworth again and praising Simpson, who she's suddenly VERY serious about:
"There are good people out there that just happen to have dicks. I've only ever met one…and he's on this Live."
The backlash to these comments was swift, harsh and on point, as evidenced by the following Tweet:
"Miley, this is so not it. Women don't 'have to be gay' because they 'can't find a good person with a d--k'. Don't use the queer community as a stop-gap because you couldn't find a boyfriend.
"People aren't queer because they 'gave up' on men. This is so insulting."
Aware of what critics were saying on social media, Cyrus has now tried to clarify her pretty terrible complaints and points.
"I was talking s— about sucky guys, but let me be clear, YOU don’t CHOOSE your sexuality," she wrote on Instagram, adding:
"You are born as you are. It has always been my priority to protect the LGBTQ community I am a part of."
We'll see if this statement is enough to quiet the torrent of criticism that continues to come Miley's way.
The artist broke up with Hemsworth in August and almost immediately started to date a woman named Kaitlynn Carter.
She also dated a woman named Stella Maxwell many years ago, has been an outward supporter of gay marriage and even has a tattoo in favor of equal rights for all.
We really hoped she learned something from this incident, namely that it's more important to think about what you say than to try and make headlines with what you say.
As for Cyrus and Simpson?
“I’m very happy. We are very, very happy,” the latter stated last week. “We just have a ball, yeah, and that’s the most important part of a relationship, you know?”