Miley Cyrus wore a giant ‘fur’ coat & Twitter had a meltdown over it

Miley Cyrus

Poor Miley Cyrus. She may have been named MTV’s top artist of 2013, but they practically had to give her the title after the VMA twerk heard ’round the world. MTV titles essentially mean nothing (look at how many awards they gave the Twilight movies), and now Miley has been passed over as AP’s entertainer of the year (in favor of Jennifer Lawrence). Plus she lost out on the race for Time’s person of the year after she campaigned so bloody hard for the honor. Oh well.

Miley’s still attempting to shake things up. As you can see in the above photo, she’s wearing a humongous fur coat at last weekend’s Jingle Ball concert in Sunrise, Florida. It looks like real fur, doesn’t it? Yes, I know I’m supposed to talk about how fur coats are made from animals that are tortured. But … I’m just glad Miley’s covering up for a change. Some people on Twitter were pretty outraged at Miley’s attire:

She is known for her controversial stage appearances. But Miley Cyrus appears to have caused public outrage yet again when she performed on stage in a what appears to be a real fur coat.

Outraged Twitter user, @NatashaSchell wrote: Miley Cyrus shame on you for wearing fur you don’t now what animals go through for that coat might as well wear dogs.

Another, who goes by the name of @littleskye123 wrote: Miley Cyrus wears real fur! She may as well just go back to being half naked.

‏@ChelseaCrouton added: Only thing more repulsive than @MileyCyrus is Miley Cyrus in fur. Her poor dogs, bet she’ll skin them next to make a pair of booty shorts.

[From Daily Mail]

Is it offensive that I don’t find Miley’s fur coat to be offensive? I’m vegetarian, but I’m not going to start reciting PETA talking points to Miley. Without that coat, her notorious front wedgie would be on display for all to admire (or not). Those tweeters really didn’t need to bring Miley’s dogs into the discussion either. Sigh.

In slightly more (or less?) controversial news, Miley’s new video for her “Adore You” song will come out soon. You can see a slightly NSFW teaser clip here. She’s basically topless and feeling herself up. What a rebel.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus

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  1. Kiddo says:

    I think I’m more baffled at fur in Florida. Isn’t it 80 degrees or so there?

    • MCraw says:

      Stage lights are even hotter. So on a practicality level, idk why she wore it.

      She’s trying to look like a pimp. Part of her whole hip hop thing. It’s a beautiful coat, even if I’d never wear it.

      Btw, did she say it wasn’t real fur? I’m wondering why the title says “fur” when she’s given no indication that it’s fake and looks very real.

    • RachelY says:

      I live down here in Sunny SoFla and yes it is still hot as hell…no need for a flannel let alone a gianormus fur coat, it is currently 79 degrees and feels like 84…Merry Christmas!

    • Lisa says:

      I think you are being overly dismissive by not finding her fur offensive. Its disgusting. Even looking at the thing I can tell its real and she’s an idiot for not caring what the animals went through. I am not a PETA lover, I am not an animal lover, but I have empathy. I would not want people using my skin as a fucking lampshade or a pair of boots unless they were ready to eat my ass first! She’s an animal!

      • deehunny says:

        THIS. I am NOT a vegetarian, nor a big PETA supporter, nor a crazed animal rights person (though I do have a cat), I gotta say I would never wear a fur coat like that in this day and age. It’s tasteless knowing what those little mammals went through.

        And if it’s a fake, it is the best one I have ever seen in my entire life .

      • Lauraq says:

        Agree. I’m not a vegetarian (though my diet is mostly plant based, I use meat as seasoning and occasionally a main dish), but if you do a little research you can make sure the meat you buy is from humane sources. There’s no such thing as humane skin harvesting, and it’s a terrible waste to take something’s skin and throw away everything else. Especially in these days when we no longer need to wear animal skin to survive.

      • Sandra McCarthy says:

        TOTALLY AGREE! It doesn’t make sense why the author is not offended if they’re vegetarian…sounds like the author is just disconnected because just LOOKING at that cloak of pain is like 20 daggers into my heart! DISTURBING!!! My friend saw one of the videos where a fox was skinned literally alive and was rolling and looking into the camera after it was over!!!!!!!

  2. bowers says:

    Most celebrities are politically aware when it suits them.

  3. Kaboom says:

    She should have passed on that coat. Not because it may or may not be real fur but because it’s just too easy to get PETA’s useful idiots to froth at the mouth. Girl should set herself more challenging goals to generate publicity.

    • Babette says:

      I couldn’t stop laughing at your comment. Seriously, for all her “rebel ways” the more time that goes by, the more clear it is that she has few to no real inventiveness or creativity at all.

    • Emma13 says:

      lol, not to mention it was also in the 80s here.

      side note: High of 67 today! I’m so excited.

    • danni says:

      i dont understand ??? shes rebbeling against the poor animals???
      get a life….wtf

    • Kate garner says:

      Before u say derogatory things about PETA maybe u could watch Olivia Munns video for PETA on the fur trade. I think that when u have watch innocent, intelligent animals skinned ALIVE you will not think that it is alright to wear fur , especially if u r a celebrity who is influencing 1000′s of people. PLEASE, watch the video the whole way through before u make up yr mind.
      Then, if u still think that animal rights activists deserve yr remarks , watch the video on Land O LAkes dairies and Smithfields pig farms.
      Only when we stop this animal holocaust will we find peace on this planet. Love

      • KaitX says:

        While breeding animals for fur could be considered cruel, the animals are NOT skinned alive. You cannot do that because the blood would damage the pelt and cannot be removed from the fur. It’s just another misconception fueled by PETA

      • eliza says:

        That’s not true KaitX. The animals are “stunned” but still conscious. Some are not even stunned. Watch the video, you will see for yourself. In the meantime, stop fueling lies about the fur trade just because you clearly have an issue with PeTA. This doesn’t help animals.

      • Jgrrl says:

        They’re alive when they’re skinned. But is their agony what matters most when their precious lives end for a coat? Living creatures were killed so Miley could be photographed pretending to be a degenerate pimp…like she even has a clue how awful street pimping is.

        She lives a charmed life thus has no idea that pimping is truck stops & stds’. Despite her scrawny a** swinging on my Xmas baubles I really don’t like that wanna be ho.

      • Pandy says:

        You’re right KateX. They are not all skinned alive – some are anally electrocuted first! Talk about lucky!!! Yes, I am being sarcastic. Fur = cruelty. Period. With indoor heating, cars and public transit available, we really have no need for fur. Miley Virus can go f*ck off.

      • pirategirl says:

        They are most definitely skinned alive, I’ve seen the proof. 12 years ago, when I first moved to my area, I got a job at a temp agency. My first assignment was a temporary file clerk at PETA for 8 months. I was not a vegetarian at the time, and there were rules I had to follow. My time there was eye-opening. I was responsible for filing all the pictures, videos, and notes for animal abuse cases, as well as cases against factory farms, fur trade industry, etc. The things I’ve seen in those pictures give me nightmares today, it makes me sick the things people do. PETA gets a lot of flack for some of the crazy things the interns do (which are mostly young college kids that volunteer), but I saw ALOT of great things PETA did to help animals, and also met some great people there who care about what they do. What would get me is, every morning I would show up at the door for work, people would leave pets they didn’t want anymore at the door, even overnight and it was 20 degrees outside. They always took care of them and found them homes the best they could. The best part was, all the employees got to bring their pets to work. :)

        Side note, for Miley to supposedly care about animals, (she’s always talking about her adopted pets), wearing the fur coat is pretty gross.

    • MonkSolo says:

      To be fair they passed on her wearing fur in the “We Can’t Stop” video which seemed designed to troll anyone who watched it. Also, I’m wondering if she was wearing fur in Amsterdam when she lit up (looked like it.)

  4. Paige says:

    I can never get over how unattractive she is…in every way.

  5. Steph says:

    I’m no PETA supporter but I am vedge and am all about animal rights/welfare and I’d rather see front wedgie than a fur coat.

  6. Patricia says:

    Why do people assume it’s real fur? Fake fur can look pretty authentic. Is there any fact checking or way of knowing?
    Anyway that video reminds me of an alien abduction, the way she is laying there naked haha.

  7. blue marie says:

    That’s excessively disgusting. There is no need for fur in Florida. I’m guessing the cuffs and earrings are real as well? I’m sure she’s doing this for attention..

    The outfit underneath is pretty offensive though.

  8. AnnieN says:

    Attentionwhore much? We are having one of the warmest Dec. on record in South FL. It has been in the 80s @KIDDO and up on that stage I’m thinking more like 90s. I don’t know which smelled more after the concert, Miley or the coat :X

  9. JoJo says:

    No excuse for wearing real fur for the sake of entertainment. None. Let’s not use PETA’s extremism as a reason to make light of this. It’s vile and inhumane and the height of callousness. And I absolutely do think it’s pretty ironic that Miley has so many dogs yet has no problem wearing fur. Another case of the torture that happens being so far removed from our daily lives that we just say, “Oh well, I can’t think about that.” To paraphrase a quote from Ghandi, “You can judge a nation by how it treats animals.” Pretty much sums it up. Two things I can’t tolerate – no exceptions – cruelty to kids or animals.

  10. bettyrose says:

    The point is that this girl stands for NOTHING. She has no substance and nothing of value to contribute to our collective cultural conversation.

    • IzzyB says:

      +1 This girl “stands” for so many things her legs must be about to give out.

      She should sit down and shut up until she has an issue of value to highlight otherwise, like the boy who cried wolf, we’ll have stopped listening by the time she finds something important.

  11. paola says:

    I don’t get the sense of killing animals for fashion purposes.. but to kill an animal FOR THIS?! That is beyond belief. A chipmunk wearing ermine. that’s new. Is this considered cannibalism?

  12. Elisabeth says:

    I’m pretty sure she’s got no idea what she’s rebelling against anymore

  13. Eleonor says:

    Everything is fine: after the world will be tired with all her famewhoring tricks she will be over, because her music is awful, just like what happened with Gaga, but at least Gaga had a couple of decents albums and can sing.

  14. MeeMow says:

    What’s up with the “Uncle Terry” red flannel around her waist?

    • Belle Epoch says:

      That is exactly what I thought!!! Secret sign of perviness?

      Lots of info out now about who pimped out their kids at very young ages, and Trish Cyrus was specifically named as a major league offender. These girls (collectively) have been passed around to producers and wealthy international businessmen from the age of 12 or under to make $$$ for the family. A lot of them are all falling apart now. Horrible.

  15. Madpoe says:

    people who wear fur should be forced to watch the animal killed, then forced fed their remains and then you get to wear their fur through the Sahara desert.

  16. OriginallyBlue says:

    I don’t know how she could “perform” wearing that thing, or with her front wedgie. All of it just looks so uncomfortable.

  17. MavenTheFirst says:

    She looks ridiculous.

  18. Jenna says:

    Fur is disgusting. You don’t have to be a PETA supporter to acknowledge that. I think more people are heading into the anti-fur direction. It’s really unnecessary.

    I think it IS real fur. It look VERY authentic. There is a certain look to real fur vs fake fur.

    Just disgusting. I would rather look at her Lady Gaga wanna be, onesie wearing cameltoe….

  19. The Original G says:

    OH. I thought she was getting eaten by a polar bear.

  20. aquarius64 says:

    You forgot she was passed over for the Grammys too. (I don’t buy the PR BS of “Bangerz” not being eligible this year; “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball” came out before the nomination deadline.) It’s sad she feels she has to flooze it up to get ink; the skank act overshadows any attempt for recognition for her music. And no, it’s not liberating to resort to this to make up for lack of talent. Adele has an amazing voice; for that she has Grammys and an Oscar on her mantle by the age of 25. Adele recently received a MBE for her work in music (congrats). You don’t have to bimbo yourself out to get press and recognition. Miley is a musical version of a Kardashian.

    • Leila in wunderland says:

      It’s fine if you don’t feel that a stranger’s actions are liberating. But the fact that you engage in scarlet-lettering and victim-blaming on some posts and then talk about liberation on another is the height of hypocrisy. You’re far more establishment than the women that you rail against. You probably think you’re better than Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, and the others because of you’re ‘a lady’. But don’t worry, you’re not. As a matter of fact, WBC is more likely to approve of you than it is to approve of Miley, and I think we all know their stance on women and modesty. ;)

  21. Mar says:

    I was at the concert and I was shocked she was wearing that honestly. Fur is unnecessary and cruel and no You don’t have to be a PETA member to agree

  22. Jennifer says:

    I hate the cut of her underwear. It’s too high, it looks gross. I don’t hate Miley but I despise fur.

  23. Marianne says:

    Who cares. I think there are more pressing matters in the world than whether or not Miley wears a fur coat.

  24. Leila in wunderland says:

    It sure looks like real fur. I can’t really say anything against her for it though, because I sometimes eat meat and my grandmother has a monogrammed fur coat that she’s giving me in her will. I’ve never been able to form a definite opinion on the fur issue for those two reasons, even though I’m an animal lover.

    • aquarius64 says:

      Who are you, Miley’s family? And how much is she paying you for defending her on posts? (Like she really cares you stick up for her.) My point is Miley has made a crass, calculated decision to use sex to make money because she can’t make money with talent alone. A hooker more or less does the same thing but at least she’s honest about it (and the hooker’s actions are illegal). Pay the suffragette all you want, it is what it is.

      As for the term “lady” , that applies to a woman who carries herself with self-respect. A term that does not apply to Miley.

      • lavinia says:

        I think she’s a troll with an agenda.

      • Leila in wunderland says:

        You’re right, Lavinia. I do have an agenda, but at least it’s not a shady one.

      • Lavinia says:

        Well I think what you are representing vis-a-vis what the twitter is saying is a good thing, but being confrontational and insulting is not really the most constructive way to promote changes of outlook. I think most people would agree that women should have the right to dress the way they want and not be limited by Taliban-like powers. I think the deal with Miley is not so much how much skin she shows, its that the way she promotes it, in my opinion, cheapens the female body and how beautiful it is. Anyway, that’s just my outlook. Carry on.

      • MavenTheFirst says:

        Citing that twitter site is misleading. It’s an anti-rape/sexual assault site addressing the issue of victims being blamed for what they were wearing and the tired old excuse by ignoramuses out there that they were therefore “asking for it”. It is not anti-slut shaming. It’s really anti- victim blaming, wherein how a female was dressed is only one of many issues. I really don’t see why the site only addresses the dress issue as if it were the only factor. And I don’t see what that has to do with the comments here.

        No one is saying that Miley is asking for it anymore than Rihanna asked to be half-beaten to death or any woman asks to be assaulted. Women who value modesty get sexually assaulted every day. So do women in their 70′s. I think your issue is with the ignoramuses out there who will likely blame the victim no matter what. And yet you choose to bring your agenda to a gossip site where we yak about people’s appearance all the time- it isn’t the right fit, logically speaking and really makes no sense. Especially since Miley is no victim.

        And what’s worse, you take on women who are on your side when it comes to the sorry state of victim blaming, cutting off your nose to spite your face, because it seems to me, you really don’t get what the real issues are. And certainly know little about feminism.

        I must say though, it seems that your heart is in the right place, as long as it doesn’t rule your head.

      • Leila in wunderland says:

        @Maventhefirst: In this case it does fit, because Aquarius has used the ‘asking for it’ argument when it comes to clothing and dance moves, on more than one occasion.

    • Leila in wunderland says:

      She doesn’t pay me to defend her, and I’m not related to her either. I am partially inclined to ask you which GOP member or Taliban leader is paying you to further their cause, but I’m pretty sure this is all you, so I won’t give you the excuse of being able to say that you’re just doing what you’re paid to do. :) I will defend ANY- yes, you read that right, ANY- woman’s freedom to do whatever she wants with her physical appearance and accept or reject sexual modesty.

      As for your ‘lady’ and ‘self-respect’ comment, real self-respect is not determined by clothing or sexual purity. A human being who really has self-respect knows that. If you had any respect for your gender as a whole, you would not base our entire worth on our physical appearance or blame females for rape. You slut-shaming rape apologists do far more destruction and harm to the female sex worldwide than dirty-dancing pop stars in revealing costumes ever could.

      • MavenTheFirst says:

        Modesty is not a sin. Studies have shown that young children are naturally modest. And it is, indeed, equated with self-respect because it is about having personal boundaries. I don’t get what this vendetta is truly about but I do think it is misleading, unhealthy, and amazingly hostile.

        Perhaps a nudist colony would be the more appropriate venue.

      • Leila in wunderland says:

        @MavenTheFirst: I never said that modesty was a sin. As an agnostic, I don’t believe in the concept of ‘sin’ in the religious sense and see most organized religion as a scam used by men to control and oppress people in the name of morality and spirituality. I do believe in wrongdoing though, and I also believe that certain things aren’t right or wrong, but a matter of personal preference.

        Young children can naturally want to wear clothes, (they can also naturally want to run around naked, topless, or in diapers or underwear. As a matter of fact, at the age of 4 I remember being mad at my aunt because she made me wear a shirt in public while my male cousin didn’t have to) but when I say modesty, I’m not talking about just wearing clothes. I’m not talking about clothed vs. naked either. I’m talking about the destructive, “Ladies, if you want to be moral, good, respectable, and not get yourself raped, keep your bodies covered, keep your maidenhead intact, and preserve your sexuality for your future husband’s enjoyment alone,” version of modesty.

      • MavenTheFirst says:


        I would argue that in your brave new world that modesty, indeed, is a sin.

        As for personal anecdotes, they have no standing compared to studies. Nor do ad hominems which invalidate any argument.

        “Ladies, if you want to be moral, good, respectable, and not get yourself raped, keep your bodies covered, keep your maidenhead intact, and preserve your sexuality for your future husband’s enjoyment alone,” version of modesty.”

        Find me the woman who actually thinks this way. Seriously? Just. Wow. It’s actually pretty insulting to most women.

      • lavinia says:

        Maven, you are right on the money. More than once somebody has been jumped on by Leila for making an opinion and being accused of being a ‘pearl-clutching conservative.’ This is a gossip site and the whole point is to gossip without a moral compass scold jumping on people for giving their opinion, then making insulting accusations against them for not meeting her moral approval. She’s doing the the same thing she’s accusing others of, just in reverse.

      • Leila in wunderland says:

        @maventhefirst: You do realize that Aquarius’s entire argument is nothing more than an ad hominem attack, right? Anecdotes may not matter in formal debates, (which, hello, this is not), but in progressive circles, lived experience is very important. We’ll have to agree to disagree on the which one is considered sinful, modesty or immodesty debate, because even though the first isn’t as globally mandatory as it was a century ago, the second is still usually seen as the sin, with the exception of progressive circles, or the nudist colonies or the sex industry.

        And yes Maventhefirst, unfortunately LOTS of women and men still think this way. All over the world, including here in America. There are plenty of people who determine whether or not a woman or girl is a good, whole, respectable person based on when she lost her virginity, how much sex she has had, how conservatively she dresses, and other things related to her sexual purity. There are still people all over the world who believe that the best women are the ones who preserve their sexuality for their future husband’s enjoyment alone. And there are plenty of people who blame sexual violence committed by men on the way women dress and dance.

        @Lavinia: There are some people who do believe that everybody should be free to say whatever homophobic, racist, or misogynistic thing that they want to on gossip sites without being criticized for it. I’m not one of those people. Opinions that fall under these categories are not just harmless little opinions. These beliefs shape the way people of all ages treat eachother. Too many people have suffered and even died because of attitudes like this. Seriously, how can anyone complain about problems like rape culture, teen bullying, teen suicide, and female genital mutilation but then see slut-shaming as perfectly fine and above criticism, just because this is the internet?

        My calling Aquarius a slut-shaming rape apologist isn’t a random accusation, by the way. She has posted two victim-blaming comments here, calls people tramps and skanks, and has on more than one occasion used rumored sexual activity as a shaming tool. We can choose to further our culture of victim-blaming, teen bullying, teen suicide, and female genital mutilation, or we can choose to fight against it. This commenter has unfortunately chosen to further it.

      • MavenTheFirst says:

        Yes, it’s a new world order with its attendant finger-wagging martinets. Plus ca change….

        Nasty, ongoing insults and browbeating do not make for teachable moments and will not help people see the error of their wicked ways.

      • L. says:

        Thank you ! Well said.
        Side note – in onee of Beyonce’s new videos for the song “no angel” she is wearing a fur coat in the heat! No one has brought that up. I thought it was tasteless. She gets away with wearing fur / animal products #aligator,croc,snakeskin shoes made just for her.
        I do like B’s new CD but didn’t appriciate the use of the fur coat in that video.

      • Lauraq says:

        Just throwing this in to the debate-I babysat all through my teen years and took development courses in college as part of my psych degree and the general consensus is that small children are actually naturally inclined to want to be naked.
        Also, I am religious and I have no problem with people dressing revealingly or being naked. God made the human body, so I don’t think He finds it offensive. You know what is condemned in the Bible? Rape.

    • Zoid says:

      Allow me to jump in and say that I adore your posts Leila. You say everything I mean to. Can’t believe people think you’re a troll. You post here all the time!

      • Leila in wunderland says:

        Thanks. :D

        I’m not surprised that aquarius thinks I’m related, being paid, or whatever. Someone said that I must be getting paid by Justin Bieber one time just because I called them on a homophobic remark they made (on another site), and I don’t even like that kid. “You’re related to/being paid by him or her” is the lazy, typical response of a bigot when being called on their homophobia, whorephobia, slut-shaming, or body-shaming. The next most predictable response is, “Well you must be fat, or gay, or whatever else too.” (I’ll be waiting for that one too, aquarius) :)

      • Sloane Wyatt says:

        You’re no troll, Ms. Leila! You have the courage of your convictions.

        Your comments are well thought out, and I’ve learned a lot from you. Although I don’t always agree with you on every single little teeny tiny point, I am 100% behind the gist of your stance against slut shaming!

        I’m not a fan of Miley’s, but I don’t judge her on what she wears, or doesn’t, as the case may be.

      • TherapyCranes says:

        @ Leila and Sloane. I love you both for these comments. :)

  25. Kristen says:

    I’m a vegetarian who actively seeks products that are as harmless as possible to the environment, people and animals when at all possible. Compassion, kindness and intelligence is often cast aside for popularity, wealth or attention. Many celebrities will do anything to be the center of attention-good or bad. Beyonce wearing fur and leather repeatedly into those vegan restaurants was part of her under the radar promotion of her surprise album. She got a LOT of attention & press for her insensitive actions. The king of all douches, John Mayer, wore a rabbit (or cat or dog) fur when he made his public debut with Katie Perry. Certain celebrities will do anything for attention or publicity, good or bad. The issue is really education. If people were forced to witness what these animals go through, to understand a life of torture, suffering and misery and a death that is equally horrifying, they might feel differently and act differently. Maybe if Miley, Mayer and Beyonce spent a week in a tiny cage, being beaten, forced to sleep and eat in their own feces or have their hair ripped out like the animals they wear, they might rethink using fur as a means to stir the public pot.

  26. St says:

    Whatever. I don’t even care to hate Miley now. I’m bored by her. She had her peak. Now it will slowly go down.

  27. Jana says:

    Do people get this mad when celebrities wear leather?

  28. courtney says:

    people in our age group wearing fur is disgusting when there is faux alternatives but when someone like say Eva Marie Saint or Vanessa Redgrave do it it’s not so bad because they came up at a time before faux fur existed and are both legitimate stars Miley is riding her dad and Godmother Dolly Parton’s coattails. I get wearing it on a cold night but during the day when it’s 80 degrees no that’s just wrong. for example there’s famous photos of Joanne Woodward at the NYC premiere of Cool Hand Luke on November 1st 1967 carrying a fur coat but it didn’t look as stupid when she did as it does when somebody like Miley does it today granted at that point she had probably owned the coat for about 10 years so it’s completely different than Miley who probably rented it for shock value.

  29. aquarius64 says:

    @lavinia and @maven – thanks for calling out @Leila. Now she’s throwing the bigot label because my opinion doesn’t match hers.

  30. shelly says:

    Only Miley could wear a huge fur coat and still show off her crotch she seems so proud of. Miley, unless your crotch can sing; don’t want to see it. And, if that is a real fur coat-shame on you.