Oh, Miley Cyrus. So young, so unbelievably incapable of any amount of meaningful self-reflection. You see, Miley is still insisting that she’s a really great feminist – in fact, she thinks she’s one of the BEST feminists in the entire WORLD. It’s not because she demeans little people or smokes weed during an awards show; it’s not because she gets naked for Terry Richardson and got a tattoo of her grandma’s face. No, it’s because she’s living proof that women can do whatever they want! YEAH, FEMINISM!!
Here’s how she put it to BBC Newsbeat:
“I feel like I’m one of the biggest feminists in the world because I tell women to not be scared of anything,” she said.
She also said that her on-stage persona and revealing outfits were all part of her act.
“I don’t actually walk around all day twerking with my tongue out dressed as a teddy bear. I never worry about what I do on stage making me look bad.
“I think people if they actually knew me would be surprised at how normal I am. I’m definitely crazy but I’m normal. I feel like [I am] socially probably more acceptable than a lot of people in this industry because I’ve just always grown up around this and so I never have any kind of attitude.”
Just hang onto that part of the sentence – “I’m definitely crazy”. To be honest, I’m surprised her parents or her managers or something haven’t had her in therapy for years. I mean, even actual, non-celebrity people living regular lives can use therapy, so being forced to “build an empire” (as she herself described it) as a child must really fuck you up good and proper.
But seriously, Miley… this is not what feminism is. At all. You’re missing the point.