Britney Spears & Miley Cyrus come out for gay rights

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Two pop stars/tween culture icons have thrown their names into the Miss California/gay marriage debate. They’re not who I expected: Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus. Both Miley and Britney are known for their Southern Baptist faith, yet both have come out unequivocally for same-sex marriage and gay rights in general.

The words “I support gay marriage, y’all” were actually not written or spoken, but I tend to think both Miley and Britney’s statements are generally and surprisingly supportive.

Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus have waded into the gay marriage debate in California, throwing their support behind same-sex unions.

The row was sparked by Miss California Carrie Prejean, who said only a man and a woman should be allowed to exchange marital vows at the Miss USA pageant over the weekend.

But an incensed Britney vehemently disagrees with the beauty queen’s stance, and has offered her thoughts on the controversial topic.

She wrote on her Twitter page: “Love is love! People should be able to do whatever makes them happy!”

Meanwhile, teen star Miley – a devout Christian – has jumped in to the debate, insisting Jesus loves people of all sexualities equally.

Via her Twitter page, Miley said: “Jesus loves you AND your partner and wants you to know how much he cares! thats like a daddy not loving his lil boy cuz hes gay and that is WRONG and very sad! like i said everyone deserves to be happy.”

[From The Sun]

I prefer Britney’s “love is love” statement than Miley’s “Jesus loves you and your partner”, but I’m proud of both girls. It would be easy enough to dismiss them both as pop stars who simply don’t want to alienate gay fans, but if you actually think about it, they might be alienating more people than they keep. Both Miley and Britney have had and still have significant fanbases in the evangelical Christian community – Miley more than Britney at this point, but Britney’s still got some fans in there. Which makes me think both girls really do feel supportive of the gay community. It just shows me that the political pundits have gotten something right – the younger the kid, the more likely they are to think gay rights are human rights. Way to go, Miley and Britney!

Here’s Miley Cyrus at the ‘Hannah Montana: The Movie’ photo call in Madrid yesterday. Images thanks to WENN.com .

 

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  1. Trillion says:

    Bravo to these two twits for realizing A) all people deserve love and equal rights and B) Gay men will ensure their career longevity and they’d better not alienate them.

  2. eveileb says:

    Their quotes have the same meaning, but I feel like Britney’s one sounds better for some reason. I guess if the header pic was of Britney, it would make this more interesting :)

  3. Kayleigh says:

    I am surprised! I really didn’t think Miley would be the kinda girl to say something like this. I just hope this helps the younger generation to be more tolerant and accepting then the last few.

  4. paranel says:

    I love Britney. A gentle soul.

  5. Aleksa says:

    Well done the two of them!
    I wasn´t sure if I liked Miley or not, but this has swung it! Also, she was interviewed in my country recently and she was really nice and genuine! A pleasant surprise!

    http://www.cuatro.com/el-hormiguero/videos/pablo-motos-entrevista-hannah-montana/20090422ctoultpro_3/

  6. Codzilla says:

    Trillion: LOL! One of the most beautiful back-handed compliments ever typed. I agree in full, btw.

  7. Because I Say So says:

    @ Trillon: that’s what I was thinking, too.

  8. Bobb the K says:

    ~

    I think it’s more about appealing to an audience demographic more than anything else.

  9. Nony says:

    I am as surprised to be saying this as I’ve ever been, but ‘rock on’

  10. Annie says:

    Rofl @ Trillion and Agreed.

  11. Roberta says:

    I love that this article completely excluded the fact that Perez was on Twitter asking all of the celebrities he knows what they feel about gay marriage. Kudos.

  12. Zoe (The Other One) says:

    I can’t stand either of these two morons but fair play to them for kinda supporting something they will probably change their mind about next week.

  13. skldfj says:

    im impressed with miley. i thought since she is so religious she might be one of those people who are so “religious” that they are haters. but this shows she can think for herself.

  14. Jane says:

    Not only are the gay men happy but so are the gay WOMEN.

  15. Hieronymus Grexx says:

    Because no adults were available to speak out I guess?

  16. Vibius says:

    I hope she realizes that she just killed Hanna Montana. Scantly clad pics are one thing, but disobeying Jesus? The mouse will never stand for that!

  17. Trillion says:

    Vibius- that’s funny! The mouse may, in fact, be mightier, in certain worlds. On a more serious note, I don’t think Jesus offered an opinion on homosexuality in the NT. He did, however, have helluva lot to say about the wickedness of wealth building and greed. So Miley, unless she’s given her copious earnings away to help the poor, has a a seriously diminished chance of sliding down rainbows and riding unicorns in heaven.

  18. tigerlille says:

    Well good for Britney and Miley. Britney’s stance comes as no surprise – she seems to be a genuinely nonjudgemental soul. But Miley can be a real little brat. Maybe she’s growing up. If so, she is headed in the right direction.

  19. becca says:

    Y’know, I’ve noticed one thing about Britney through her entire career. She has always managed to give off a very sweet persona at one point or another, which really does make her mental instability all the more tragic. The comment is very Britney, and sounds very much like something she would say. But the thing is, she’s gained a huge gay following, and it’s getting nothing but bigger. I think her staff/assistant may have said this for her. I’d like to think that she said this, but who knows…

    Miley shocked me completely. I heard from somewhere that the comment was deleted, and I REALLY hope that’s not true. Of course, that would mean that I actually have to start to like Miley. *eyeroll* I think I’ll stick with having a smidgen of respect for her.

  20. Larry says:

    I would believe Britney since Lance Bass is one of her friends and many of her workers are gay like her choreographer who did womanizer and circus but Miley? No. That girl just likes to jump on the bandwagon, I mean she was into the whole “going green” thing and when asked about it, she just stated the obvious things and kept going around in circles. Britney follows Khabalah now or was but she hasn’t been going to church so she would support gays but Miley has been going to church so either she’s being a hypocrite or just putting up an act.

  21. becca says:

    ^^^^Britney? Kabalah? Oh! Madonna got her on that bandwagon, didn’t she?

    Well then in that case, Britney’s comment is most likely true…

  22. wwjd says:

    Sorry, Trillion, but Jesus said in Luke 10:16 that the person that hears an apostle hears Him, so what ever an apostle said was the same as hearing Jesus. So, when the apostle Paul warned against homosexuality in the book of Romans 1:21-27, it is as if Jesus is saying it (which, it is).

    And, Miley is no devout Christian, if she says these things.

    However, a devout Christian does not hate homosexuals. They desire to see them born again.

    Jesus wasn’t against wealth-building, either. He warned against letting money be your god. The scripture states that “the LOVE of money is the root of all evil,” not MONEY alone.

  23. Tia says:

    wwjd -what a whack job.. hilarious!!

  24. Mojo says:

    phew, if Miley says it’s okay, then I can sleep at night.

  25. wwjd says:

    Tia,

    ha! Ha! Thanks for the insult! :)

    Whack jobs call wrong right and right wrong (Oops, there I go, quoting scripture again!). Ha Ha!

    Jesus fared much worse! We’ll see when every knee bows before Him. Before you scream, “Thou hypocrite!,” that includes me, too.