Miley Cyrus Feminist? Nudity, Sex Should Be ‘Beautiful,’ But Contradicts Her Antics

Is Miley Cyrus a feminist? That and other statements about nudity and sex will probably shock you. But maybe we should be done being surprised by anything that might fall out of her mouth…

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, some people are calling Miley Cyrus a bad role model for teenagers. But Miley herself says she’s not “any kind of role model.”

Besides the infamous VMAs performance and the nude Wrecking Ball video, Cyrus has purposefully smoked marijuana at MTV awards and basically done everything she can to shock the world with her raunchy behavior. She explains away this action by saying she knew the fans would love it, would make “the whole place go super wild,” and she admits she just doesn’t “give A F**K.”

Amazingly, Miley claims reactions to these stunts are “way overblown” and she isn’t “doing anything that outrageous.” Although she admits “nobody would have been talking about the VMAs if I hadn’t given that performance…. Music needs to be shaken up now and a lot of the stuff I did on stage was actually edited out by MTV.” But then she back pedals back on that statement, claiming she’s “not trying to consciously be shocking or different or create some sort of fake image.” She couldn’t seem to help contradicting herself once again moments later by saying, “I didn’t really know how people would react although I wanted to shake things up.” So which is it?

But at one point, the questions veered toward Miley Cyrus’ nude videos. She seems to think Americans are too prudish when it comes to sex and nudity:

“I think there’s a big misconception when it comes to young people and sex. Kids can see almost everything on TV or on the internet now so it doesn’t make sense for parents not to talk to their kids about sex or to pretend that kids and teenagers aren’t thinking about it. Sex should be seen as something very beautiful and expressive. It shouldn’t be covered up and people shouldn’t be made to feel ashamed about it because that’s what creates problems and f*cks people up. Sex should be seen as something magical and how people connect with each other in a beautiful way.”

Sounds like something Sky Ferreira said after her nude album cover caused similar controversy. It’s not the pop stars who are the problem, it’s that Americans are the problem for not understanding them.

For example, for Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball video she says the nudity was just a shallow veneer people were supposed to see past:

“That video was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. Being naked while doing it might get you to look at it, but then you have to get past the nudity and see the sadness in me. It’s about feeling broken inside and that’s something so many young people I think can relate to.”

The whole interview portrayed Miley as trying to make a “boldly sexual feminist statement” with her “crotch-rubbing, tongue-flicking stage persona.” Miley Cyrus even directly claims she is a feminist:

“I feel like I’m one of the biggest feminists in the world because I tell women to not be scared of anything.”

But such antics have triggered a a backlash against all the female nudity being put on display as overwhelming marketing ploys by pop stars and Hollywood celebs. For example, Melissa Joan Hart rejected a $1 million Playboy offer and says Miley Cyrus is putting too much out there. Avril Lavigne won’t use nude photos and sex to further her career.

Even pop star Katy Perry is saying Miley Cyrus’ nude romps are going too far:

“I mean, it’s like everybody’s so naked. It’s like put it away. We know you’ve got it. I got it too…. I’m just saying sometimes it’s nice to play that card but also it’s nice to play other cards. And I know I have that sexy card in my deck but I don’t always have to use that card.”

But the most stinging indictment came from Sinead O’Connor, who tried warning Miley Cyrus that the music industry was “prostituting” her for money, after Cyrus openly admitted her Wrecking Ball video was inspired by O’Connor’s work:

“They will prostitute you for all you are worth, and cleverly make you think it’s what YOU wanted and when you end up in rehab as a result of being prostituted.”

But Miley did not heed the advice and instead lashed out by making fun of Sinead’s mental health issues, causing O’Connor to threaten a lawsuit.

What do you think about Miley Cyrus’ “feminist” actions and statements about nudity and sex? Or maybe the above video makes more sense than her actual answers…