Miley Cyrus speaks out against the critics as she justifies her position as 'one of the world's biggest feminists'.
Miley Cyrus has got everyone talking again today, as she’s spoken out about her position as ‘one of the world’s biggest feminists’.
Having had her fair share of bad press in the past few months, the Wrecking Ball singer has answered criticism over her ‘contradicting’ behaviour.
Having hit the headlines over her naked music videos, licking of sledgehammers and persistent twerking on and off stage, Miley continued her ‘controversial’ theme at last weekend’s MTV EMAs, where she smoked a joint live on stage.
Now, talking to BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat, she says: ‘I feel like I’m one of the biggest feminists in the world because I tell women to not be scared of anything.
‘There’s absolutely no contradiction at all between being a feminist and taking your clothes off and being comfortable about displaying your sexuality.
‘I’m for anybody and anything, I don’t care what you want to do, what you want to look like,’ she added, explaining that if a man can go topless on a beach, ‘so why can’t we?’
And this isn’t the first time Miley’s feminist outlook has been raised in the media, with the star finding herself caught in a very public spat with Sinead O’Connor recently.
‘Real empowerment of yourself as a woman would be to refuse to exploit your body or your sexuality in order for men to make money from you,’ Sinead wrote in an open letter to Miley. Adding that her antics were ‘absolutely not in any way an empowerment of yourself or any other young women’.
Addressing her bad girl rep in the new BBC interview, Miley confessed to taking the criticism on the chin as she knew it would improve her record sales.
As far as her infamous behaviour goes, she says: ‘I don’t actually walk around all day twerking with my tongue out dressed as a teddy bear.
‘I never worry about what I do on stage making me look bad. I think people if they actually knew me would be surprised at how normal I am.’
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