Miley Cyrus is known for her off-the-wall shenanigans, pulling stops most artists wouldn’t (or at least haven’t thought up yet).
Add to that list her recent nude photographs and an outing that has many questioning what’s left for her to do. At least for this week, Miley Cyrus has answered that challenge.
Earlier this week, photos from a Miley Cyrus photo session with controversial photographer Terry Richardson leaked online, showing her playing with props and in NSFW poses, NY Mag reported. The magazine, Candy, bills itself as the first fashion magazine completely dedicated to celebrating transvestism, transexuality, cross-dressing, and androgyny.
This follows up her outrageous outing last week, where Miley Cyrus upped the ante on her on stage antics at this year’s LGBT Center Vanguard Awards Gala by licking a piano, Variety reported.
Miley Cyrus was at the Awards Gala to receive an award for her contributions to the LGBT community. The event took place in Los Angeles on Saturday night at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.
Miley Cyrus has become known for exposing her tongue as well as wearing daring outfits and her dress for the award gala continued in this theme. Bright pink flowers adorned her top and her skirt, which draped down to her ankles. She wore pink shoes with large gemstones on them. Miley Cyrus also had an original hair style with bleach blonde dreadlocks wrapped around a bun that dangled down her back. She finished her ensemble with a clamshell shaped shiny clutch purse.
In addition to Miley Cyrus, Jane Fonda and Ron Nyswaner were also honored for their work with the LGBT community. The night included a number of live performances by artists Alex Newell and Linda Perry. Jane Fonda was introduced by Lily Tomlin, co-star of their TV show, Grace and Frankie. Ron Nyswaner was introduced by his long-time friend, Frances McDormand. Ron Nyswaner, who wrote the screenplay for movies Philadelphia (1993) and Freeheld (2015), was at the gala to accept the Rand Schrader Distinguished Achievement Award.
While the overall tone of the night was festive, the tone was embodied in the actions of Miley Cyrus. Towards the end of the award gala, Miley Cyrus licked the piano that Linda Perry had just finished playing on. Afterwards, the piano was auctioned off and raised $50,000 for charity. As Metro reports, the piano was donated by Ruby Rose, who stars in Netflix’s Orange is the New Black. The bidding for the piano began at $10,000 after it was signed by several stars.
Miley Cyrus licked the piano after receiving an award for the work that she has done with the Happy Hippie Foundation, which encourages the welfare of LGBT youth. Miley Cyrus sounded very heartfelt in her acceptance speech.
“I want all of you to know that I feel beyond grateful to be in a room full of so many…people who care so much about others because unfortunately that is way too rare in the world that we live in today. I’m thinking of tonight not as celebrating what we’ve already done but what we’re doing and what we’re going to do in the future.”
Miley Cyrus also took the opportunity to highlight the issues that LGBT youth continue to struggle with.
“There are more than 1.6 million runaway or homeless young people in the U.S. each year with 40 percent of homeless youth identifying as LGBTQ. There are more than 6,100 homeless people under the age of 24 on the streets on any given day and more than one in four of these people have experienced hate crimes due to their race, sexual orientation or their gender identity.”
Miley Cyrus founded The Happy Hippie Foundation this year, and according to its website, its mission is to “rally young people to fight injustice facing homeless youth, LGBTQ youth and other vulnerable populations.”
While the foundation is working to help LGBTQ youth across the country, it has so far had a large physical presence in Los Angeles. The website highlights the work that has been done in the city including meals, clean socks and underwear, and even an animal companion program.
Miley Cyrus recently appeared at a Seth Rogen fund-raiser, according to the Inquisitr. The event raised funds for funds for Hilarity for Charity by relying on James Franco’s faux Bar Mitzvah. Miley Cyrus performed at the event, cracking a few jokes and twerking on a Jewish symbol — relatively mild stuff for the “We Can’t Stop” singer these days.
Miley Cyrus appears to be at ease flashing all parts of her body, and at the LGBT Vanguard Awards Gala, she certainly put her tongue to good use.
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