Miley Cyrus has denied she posted a picture of herself smoking pot on Instagram.
Controversy started building on social media sites after an image of what appears to be Miley Cyrus smoking pot was uploaded to Instagram. According to Entertainmentwise, the photo was accompanied by a message which read: “High a f***.”
It didn’t take long for Cyrus’ legion of fans to address the matter on Twitter. Although some folks were clearly concerned about the situation, others were more apt to make jokes. As one user put it, “pot just jumped the shark.”
However, Miley Cyrus says the image recently posted to Instagram isn’t her at all. E! Online reports that the singer claims doesn’t have an Instagram account.
The singer said in her defense:
“I don’t have an Instagram. Why is everybody trippin. My timeline is blowing up. Everything’s all good in my life just in a creative space right now.”
Although Cyrus says it isn’t her in the photograph currently making the rounds, E! points out that the person in the picture has a tattoo on her finger similar to the one sported by Cyrus.
While the former Disney darling has denied posting the pot picture on Instagram, TV Guide explains that Cyrus has made references to marijuana in the past.
During her 19th birthday in November of 2011, a video showed Miley with a Bob Marley cake. The clip also featured the singer explaining why she received such a gift.
“You know you’re a stoner when your friends make you a Bob Marley cake. You know you smoke way too much f***ing weed.”
A few months after the Bob Marley birthday cake video, Cyrus was spied leaving a medical marijuana facility in California.
The image in question has been embedded below.
What do you think about the Instagram photo? Do you believe Miley Cyrus was smoking pot?