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Miley Cyrus: “You’re Gay”

Miley Cyrus, who wrote in her autobiography that she was bullied endlessly in school, seems to be a bit of a bully herself. And a little homophobic, too.

During a recent show, Miley changed the lyrics to “7 Things” from “You’re vain, your games” to “You’re vain, you’re gay”. Yikes. The audience noticed, and you can hear one girl in the clip above whisper to her friend “You’re gay?!”

Considering the song is said to be about her ex-boyfriend Nick Jonas, it’s hard to know if this was a slip of the tongue or a direct slap in the face to her ex who she still seems to have private battles with. The two claim to be friends, but I think it’s been established that there’s still some drama going on there behind the scenes.

This isn’t so great for the Disney princess’ less than wholesome image. Earlier this year she was called out for making fun of Asians and was railed by the press for her inappropriate dance moves at the Teen Choice Awards. The fact that  she’d take a chance on throwing out the “you’re gay” thing is completely another sign that Miley is far from being the role model she claims to be and that if we’re lucky, we’re going to see a lot more ridiculous behavior out of this one over the years to come.

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  • saying ‘youre gay’ as a modern 17 year old does not mean youre homophobic … doesn’t mean I agree, but just saying

    • Yes, it does. Welcome to 2009, soon 2010. “You’re gay” is no longer an acceptable phrase to use as an insult. How would you feel if someone used “you’re ____” (insert an adjective that describes you) as a derogatory term?

      • Um, how old are you Merc? I’m 18, I remember when ‘gay’ was used frequently in conversation to mean.. “crap”.. now.. we’re over it, but.. it’s not insulting. It’s not faggot.

      • I’d have to agree with Merc. At my high school of 2400, almost everyone will snap at you if you use the phrase “you’re gay”. The world is becoming more open with homosexuality, and people are becoming less tolerant of others saying “that’s gay.”

      • At my high school no one really says that expression anymore. If anything it’s more like some guy will be like “No dude I’m not doing that, that’s gay.” Not YOU’RE gay. There’s a difference.

        Anyway, I don’t see why people make such a big deal out of it. People say Goddamn/Jesus/take the Lord’s name in vain which would offend Christians. People say the N word…..I mean someone out there says something that would offend someone else. That’s the world we live in. It sucks, but we have to deal. People crying “HOMOPHOBE” everytime “that’s gay/you’re gay” is said is being a baby.

      • Britta, just because people have been doing it for a long time doesn’t mean it’s right. There’s nothing wrong with being gay, or having brown hair, or liking to eat ice cream. Like I said before, how would you feel if someone used a characteristic about you and turned it into an insult? “Ugh, that’s so Britta.” It’s not about being a baby, it’s just not cool and it needs to stop. It sounds harmless and all in good fun, but it’s these little things that weasel their way into people’s minds and keep gay people (even subconsciously) feeling ashamed of who they are.

      • It’s just logic- “that’s so gay” = “that’s so stupid, uncool” so gay= stupid and uncool.
        When I was growing up (a long time ago) we used to call people Arabs -You’re such an Arab. Pronounced AY-rab.
        Was that okay? We didn’t mean that they actually had that ethnic background, and everyone was doing it. So I guess by some of you guys’ logic it was okay.
        I personally shudder to think of it.

  • actually, i think saying “you’re gay” when you’re a modern 17-year-old *does* mean you’re at least a little homophobic, whether you’re aware of it or not. you’ve learned the homophobia and learned not to notice it the same way you’ve learned to say “you’re gay” and think nothing of it. these things can be pretty subtle and often you might not realize they apply to you until someone points it out. that’s why we can’t let saying “you’re gay” slip by as if it’s nothing.

    she could also literally be calling him gay. and that’s a whole other issue.

  • I will try to give her the benefit of the doubt that she meant to say games and ran out of breath to complete the word.

  • i don’t think she said , “youre gay”, i think that beacuas ethe song is so popular, everyone would know the lyric is games, and she just rsnd out of breaht. i dont think she meant to do it; people are so cynical these days -__-

  • Obviously Miley hasn’t watched the latest episode of South Park since Nick is clearly not an annoying motorcyclist. vroom VROOM!!

  • Leave her alone – she’s SO TALENTED! Let’s face it – we’re all pissed off because the Cyrus family hit the Powerball TWICE!

    Offered as proof that God does have a sense of humor!

  • is it weird that what bothered me more was her ridiculous head banging hair tossing?

    can’t wait for this family to finally collapse under the weight of their poor choices and lack of true talent.

  • Not the best word choice, if she said it. But as long as she doesn’t go Kanye on us, I can tolerate a very young person making a few public gaffs. She’s probably getting some hard lessons about life in the public eye and what it means to have your every move scrutinized globally.

  • She uses bad old engrish.. and it works. *JAB*
    The term gay was originally used, until well into the mid-20th century, primarily to refer to feelings of being “carefree”, “happy”, or “bright and showy

  • Um, first of all. I’m one thousand percent for gay marriage, but seriously, let’s not cry because somebody calls somebody else gay.

    Second of all, in my honest, Nick Jonas IS gay. Come on, you guys seriously. The Jonas Brothers made the seventeens best dressed list. they are really feminine. I’m not saying feminine = gay, but He’s her ex boyfriend and she took a jab at him. Who cares. Seriously, she didn’t lambaste him, she made a sny comment about an ex.

  • Maybe he’s actually gay. That’s not something worth insulting somebody over. But it would be annoying and hurtful to be the on/off girlfriend of somebody who knows they’re gay and keeps using you to seem straight in the eyes of the public.

    • yea i agree, she is getting really annoying and practically always asking for a slap (please excuse my choice of phrasing)

  • to me it looked like she was getting a little wild and flinging her head around…i think she just ran out of breath

  • I watched the clip over 10 times now and i cant really say for sure it “gay” that she is saying. I just think like amny others she is just out of breath.

  • she def said gay. if she was out of breath she probably wouldnt have been able to say “you’re insecure” right after. maybe?

  • so maybe she did say that, but honestly people are just looking for things that miley does wrong. how would you like to be watched and criticized for every move you make? she’s 17 and trying to be a teenager, while also being thrown into so many situations that most 40 year olds wouldn’t even know how to handle. leave her alone.

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