Miley Cyrus Clarifies Her Controversial “You Don’t Have To Be Gay” Comments
Miley Cyrus made the internet very #angry on Sunday night when he made quite ignorant comments regarding the LGBTQ+ community. During an Instagram Live stream, the 26-year-old spoke about her new relationship with 22-year-old Aussie singer Cody Simpson. She said: “There are good men out there, guys, don’t give up. You don’t have to be gay, there are good people with d*cks out there, you’ve just got to find them. You’ve got to find a d*ck that’s not a d*ck, you know? I always thought I had to be gay because I thought all guys were evil, but it’s not true. There are good people out there that just happen to have d*cks. I’ve only ever met one, and he’s on this Live.”
Her Instagram followers were understandably offended by her “queerbaiting” comments, as she basically insinuated that one’s sexuality is a choice and that women decide to be gay because they can’t find a “good man.” Along came the tweets that slammed the singer for her ignorant comments, and they looked a little something like this.
i can’t even begin to express how disgusted i am by what miley cyrus said. that is straight up harmful and reinforces homophobic beliefs that gay women just “haven’t found the right man” or that can be “converted by dick” go fuck yourself.
— ??? (@sunlightkissari) October 21, 2019
waking up to new news miley cyrus is a queer baiter is ?
— gay goose fan account (@lucywalkingshaw) October 21, 2019
After the influx of backlash, Miley decided to *clarify* the comments she made on Twitter last night. She wrote: “I was talking sh*t about sucky guys, but let me be clear: YOU don’t CHOOSE your sexuality. You are born as you are. It has always been my priority to protect the LGBTQ community I am a part of. Happy Monday!”
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) October 21, 2019
Although a lot of her followers said she didn’t need to apologize (just to be clear, she didn’t actually apologize), others encouraged Miley to think before she speaks in the future.
Maybe stop sharing SO MUCH of your personal life with SM! And think ? before you speak. Your words carry and have actions. Time to grow up, Miley ?✌?
— Jules ? (@pdx_jules) October 21, 2019
Yes, she does. So many of us smilers LOVE her and felt like her comments were biphobic. She has a HUGE base in the LGBTQA community and it's important for her to clarify her words.
— ? Hallow Alice ? (@HulloAlice) October 21, 2019
i understood your intentions but it still came off wrong and made some people feel shitty. thank you for clarifying of course but please just try to be more aware of what you are saying and how you are saying it in the future.
— sadie (@sadieannerue) October 21, 2019
Do you think Miley should take our advice and lay off social media for a bit?