Shailene Woodley Gets Miley Cyrus's Back

Shailene Woodley: Leave Miley Cyrus Alone, Parents!

The Fault in Our StarsShailene Woodley has street cred for being a down-to-earth kind of 22-year-old.

In an interview just released by Vanity Fair, the actress takes parents across the world to task for focusing so much negative attention on Miley Cyrus when they could be honing in on all the bullies out there roaming around:

“Miley isn’t rude or mean or cruel to anyone in her actions. She just does herself. And regardless of whether you agree with what she’s doing or not, it’s none of your business what she does. She’s not in the world doing mean things. Why are all these parents or all these people freaking out about Miley being herself? If you don’t want your kids to watch it, you know, you can change that situation at home, but don’t make a big deal of what she’s doing. Make a big deal about the bullies at school who are beating kids up.”

Amen to that. After all, Cyrus is only doing what Madonna did a generation (or two?) ago by standing out from the crowd with sass and sexiness in the absence of having the best voice in the choir.

Speaking of people like that: Shailene gives props to Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks in the very same interview:

“Her music has sort of been throughout my entire life. [Fleetwood Mac] was always a part of something I listened to. And I also just love sort of who she is and that there’s no one in the world like Stevie Nicks. She was never the next anything. She was the first and only Stevie Nicks, and she was brave and she was strong, and she was her, no matter what that meant. She was her.”

It’s clear that Shailene Woodley is Shailene Woodley too.

Though Woodley is currently living with her co-star Laura Dern, who plays her mother on The Fault in Our Stars, she’s rumored to be dating Juno star Ellen Page, according to OK! Magazine.

“Ellen really leaned on Shailene through the coming out process,” an insider told the magazine.

Page, 27, just came out as a lesbian a few months ago, and instantly proved she had good taste by showing up on the scene with Shailene, who’s been a friend for years. The magazine’s source insists that the relationship has grown much closer now.

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