Miley Cyrus’s new equal sign tattoo sparked discussions on Twitter over the weekend after the 18-year-old tweeted a photo of the ink along with a message: “All Love is Equal,” reported Us Magazine on Sunday.
Many of her followers responded in praise for her perceived support for LGBT rights. However, others challenged the self-proclaimed Christian’s stance, asking where in the Bible “God says homosexuality” is okay. Cyrus responded, “Where does it say in the Bible to judge others?”
According to Us Magazine, the negative reactions to her support for LGBT rights led her to quit Twitter in 2009.
“I said on there that I believed in gay marriage because everyone should have the right to love each other,” she toldParade magazine in an interview. “I got such hate mail about being a bad person.”
While body art isn’t for everyone, there are still plenty of ways to show your support for LGBT equality.
Ugh. I’ve had this debate too many times, the whole “God says gay people are evil so it’s ok to hate them and hurt them and be horrible to them” vs. “Hey, how about believing what you want without being cruel to people?” argument. I wish I could give Miley a strong high five for all this, I really do. And it’s been a long time since I’ve thought that.