Miley Cyrus says America, as a whole, has gotten the wrong opinion of her. She’s not Hannah Montana, but she’s also not a wild and crazy girl who will do anything for attention, she says. It’s been a struggle to discover who she is, and to portray that to the world, because she said she never felt comfortable fitting into any “boxes,” and it felt like everyone wanted to categorize her. She feels that she, along with most humans, is beyond categorization, according to Yahoo. She is actually balanced and introspective, she says. Her partying days are over.
“People saw me as being wild, and literally all I do is I’m obsessed with yoga, I love hiking, and I’m reading constantly. My life is so positive. From the outside, people think I’m partying with rappers. That was back in my prime.”
At just 23-years-old, that statement seems like it would come from a much older person, but Cyrus said she’s been in the world of show business her entire life, playing Hannah Montana and selling a line of clothing at Walmart that was branded Hannah Montana. But when Walmart found out that Cyrus smoked marijuana, they let her clothing line go, she said.
“It was Walmart or weed. And you see what I did — I chose the weed.”
According to Variety, Cyrus had a difficult time making sense of her sexuality because she was raised in a southern, traditional household.
“My whole life, I didn’t understand my own gender and my own sexuality. I always hated the word ‘bisexual,’ because that’s even putting me in a box. I don’t ever think about someone being a boy or someone being a girl. Also, my nipple pasties and s–t never felt sexualized to me. My eyes started opening in the fifth or sixth grade. My first relationship in my life was with a chick. I grew up in a very religious Southern family. The universe has always given me the power to know I’ll be OK. Even at that time, when my parents didn’t understand, I just felt that one day they are going to understand.”
She said it was difficult at the time to identify with anyone, because she didn’t feel like a boy or like a girl, unlike her ultra-feminine mother. Her mother loves all aspects of femininity, but Miley could not relate, even though at the time, the world was trying to make her the poster child for girlhood on the show Hannah Montana.
“My mom is like an ’80s rock chick — big blonde hair, big boobs. She loves being a girl. I never felt that way. I know some girls that love getting their nails done. I f—–g hated it. My nails look like s–t. I don’t wax my eyebrows. I never related to loving being a girl. And then, being a boy didn’t sound fun to me. I think the LGBTQ alphabet could continue forever. But there’s a “P” that should happen, for “pansexual.”
According to The Daily News, “pansexual” is a term that means you are open to every possibility. Jennifer Bass, communications director at the Kinsey Institute, a prominent research center on human sexuality, says that “calling oneself pansexual is to open yourself up to every human possibility.”
Miley says she is neutral — neither straight or gay. What she is definitely not neutral about is her feelings for Donald Trump. She says she is a big Bernie Sanders supporter and she says she thought that Donald Trump running for president was just a joke that would not amount to anything big.
“This is not a dig. But I do think there’s something that goes with the Kardashians and Trump. The Kardashians are better than Trump, because they are not trying to run the country. They are just trying to be famous, and that’s fine. We are obsessed with celebrity. When Trump started this, I was laughing. I thought it’s not going to go anywhere; there’s no way he’ll be the candidate.”
Now that he is the candidate, however, and Bernie Sanders is out, she minces no words about people who don’t support Hillary Clinton.
“That’s f*****g crazy and you’re out of your mind. It’s literally p*****g me off more than anything. If you could ever consider Donald Trump, you never understood Bernie in the first place.”
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