Miley Cyrus Criticized For ‘Saturday Night Live’ Stroke Joke

Miley Cyrus was recently criticized by the Stroke Association over comments she made during her recent appearance on Saturday Night Live.

The singer used her stint on the long-running sketch comedy show to poke fun at some of her behavior. Included among the jokes was a bit about her penchant for sticking out her tongue. According to Cyrus, this is the direct result of several tiny strokes.

Although the jokes received a few laughs, the folks at the Stroke Association weren’t exactly impressed with Miley Cyrus’ sense of humor. Shortly after the episode aired, the organization issued a statement about any misconceptions the singer may have created.

“Having a mini-stroke is no laughing matter. Around 46,000 people in the UK have a mini-stroke (Transient Ischaemic Attack) each year, with one in ten leading to a major stroke,” the Stroke Association’s Patrick Olszowski explained last week.

He added, “Sticking out your tongue is not a sign of having a stroke. If a person’s face starts drooping, they can’t lift their arm or they can’t speak, it is time to call [911]. Having a stroke is a serious medical emergency. With the right care and support, as well as compassion from those around them, people can make fantastic recoveries.”

While Miley Cyrus was quick to poke fun at herself, one subject she didn’t tackle was Liam Hemsworth. According to an anonymous source, the “Wrecking Ball” singer didn’t think her appearance on SNL needed any snarky comments about her troubled love life.

“She thought it wouldn’t be classy at the end of the day to talk about Liam and left him out it. Her monologue was originally longer but as we all saw they shortened it immensely. It was going to have all those joke,” the insider told HollywoodLife.

Are you a fan of Miley Cyrus? Do you think the singer was making fun of stroke victims during her recent appearance on Saturday Night Live?

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