Miley Cyrus didn’t mean to be homophobic, she was just trying to be petty

Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson step out for a morning coffee at The Oaks Gourmet

I was actually a little bit grateful for all of the royal drama the past few days, because it meant that I got to ignore Miley Cyrus’ LOOK AT ME shenanigans. Miley is with Cody Simpson and they have to perform their love. They have to perform their love at coffee shops around Malibu, they have to perform their love for TMZ and the gossip outlets, and they have to perform their love on social media. So much social media performing! Well, Cody and Miley were doing an Instagram Live session and Miley said some dumb sh-t because she was trying to be shady about Liam Hemsworth. What she was really doing was being vaguely and ignorantly homophobic.

Miley Cyrus is thanking her new man, Cody Simpson, for helping her fall in love again — and addressing backlash to comments she made on the topic. On Sunday, the “Slide Away” singer went live on Instagram with Simpson, 22, and spoke fondly about her blossoming relationship with the Australian singer while seemingly shading estranged husband Liam Hemsworth.

“I was just being like, I don’t know, hardcore feminist vibes and just not allowing anyone in,” Cyrus, 26, explained, before telling her followers, “There are good men out there guys, don’t give up. You don’t have to be gay,” she added as Simpson used the heart eye filter on his screen. “There are good people with d— out there, you just gotta find them. You gotta find a d— that’s not a d—, you know what I mean?” After the Australian singer laughed at Cyrus’ comment, she continued, “I know, I thought I had to be gay because all guys are evil, but it’s not true. There are good people out there that happen to have d—. I only ever met one, and he’s on this live,” she added, referring to Simpson, who smiled at her comment.

Cyrus’ comments quickly drew the ire of the LGBTQ community, who took issue with the singer’s remark that people “don’t have to be gay.” Cyrus clarified her comment on Twitter Monday, writing, “I was talking s— about sucky guys, but let me be clear, YOU don’t CHOOSE your sexuality. You are born as you are. It has always been my priority to protect the LGBTQ community I am a part of.”

[From People]

Yeah. She didn’t mean to be homophobic, she was just trying to slam her estranged husband in the most juvenile way possible. Don’t you hate it when that happens? “Sorry I did a homophobe, I was just trying to be petty.” Here’s the video from Instagram Live. She just sounds so try-hard here. It’s hard to believe she’s 26 years old. She sounds like a 14-year-old poseur.

Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson step out for a morning coffee at The Oaks Gourmet

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  1. WTW says:

    Yikes, this is probably really what she thinks. I think what she said is especially harmful to bisexual women who face the stereotype that they’re not really attracted to women but just doing it for attention or to titillate men. If she thought she “had to be gay” because men suck, she’s implying the women in her life are consolation prizes, so to speak.

    • Eliza says:

      That’s what I went to. Bad stereotypes that they just haven’t had a good d— yet. It’s absolutely gross, and horrible to her ex girlfriend by saying she was just a means to an end until a good d— came around. Gross!

      • Miss Grace Jones says:

        Yeah. Part of the reason I stayed in the closet so long about my bisexuality was fake bi girls who are secretly just as homo/biphobic as their male counterparts loved using my sexuality as a tool to entice their garbage man and that stereotype opens up a lot of harmful ideas that make me want to not even bother mentioning it to a lot of people, let alone men who think it’s cool to start asking about threesomes.

    • Market Street Minifig says:

      If she’s representing anyone here, it’s stupid people, not bisexual women.

  2. Brunswickstoval says:

    What a horrible comment. I’ve always thought she should be allowed to be who she wanted to be but now I’ve watched this she’s either incredibly cruel or incredibly stupid or both.

    • jenner says:

      I think both.

    • naomipaige says:

      Absolutely both!

    • CherHorowitz says:

      Yep. Despite everything, and being able to see why others dont like her, I’ve still held a candle for Miley. These comments are a disgrace and I have no idea how she didn’t realise that when they were coming out of her mouth. Way to confirm people’s worst judgements about us Bi women ffs.

  3. susiecue says:

    I used to have a soft spot for her, but it dried up. She’s SUCH AN IDIOT

  4. jenner says:

    This is so messed up and problematic on so many levels. She sounds, as always, like a bratty mean girl in high school. Scratch that, middle school.

  5. otaku fairy.... says:

    Bless this mess..

    • Elisa says:

      ha, she is an absolute idiot, but I have to admit I’m quite entertained by her antics over the past few months.

  6. Appalachian says:

    Is everyone seeing it now?
    She is sloppy •_•

  7. Marian E. Bayusik says:

    She sounds like a 14 year old, because she is one, emotionally. She was only about 12 years old when Hannah Montana happened; She seems still emotionally stunted from that time, as she stopped having a normal life about then.

    • Suz says:

      Yeah I think arrested development when one becomes famous at a young age is definitely a thing. See: Chris Pratt, TayTay, the Biebs and JLaw.

    • blacktoypoodle says:

      I read a comment once that a person (child star especially) stops maturing when they make their first million dollars. I thought that was quite accurate and a good rule of thumb. They become surrounded by people who say “yes” to everything .
      A few exceptions but seems to hold up.

  8. Christina says:

    She is so talented, but just so dumb.

    I watched the documentary about the history of country music on PBS recently. At the point where they should have honored Billy Ray, they used him as a footnote for how country became more pop for a second, and they showed Billy Ray playing Achy Breaky Heart, but they didn’t even say his name. Miley has something to prove, and the country music establishment doesn’t respect how her dad and she crossed over. She wants to let the establishment know that she doesn’t care what people think. That’s fine, but poking folks in the eye to show how “independent and different” she is doesn’t make her case. She just looks dumb and disrespectful, over and over, and her desperation is now sprinkling onto the LGBTQ community.

    She’s a moron. I want her to succeed because of her talent, and because her family seems to be close kind to each other, and they support other artists, and they have blazed trails in country and pop, but she refuses to respect the public. None of us know what she’s really like in person, but this person we get to see is just so damn dumb.

  9. DS9 says:

    She almost thought she was gay because Liam and every other man she’s dated has been a tool?

    Okay then.

  10. Lightpurple says:

    How exactly is what she said “hardcore feminist?” Once again pushing the lie that to be feminist is to hate men in addition to trashing gay women and straight men. Miley needs to hush.

  11. Nickin says:

    So painful, the two women she’s been with, that’s cruel to them.

  12. Nev says:

    Stop. This.

  13. Renee says:

    She is so pathetic. That’s all…….

  14. Tiffany says:

    Not just a slam on Hemsworth but also Kaitlin and Stella.

    She really is garbage.

  15. Jess says:

    So basically she’s screwing this dude to hurt Liam and throw it in his face, and she screwed Katelyn to do the same, how mature.

    • LeaTheFrench says:

      Everything about her comments says “I am an adult going through a painful breakup in a dignified, respectful and mature way.”

    • smcollins says:

      That pretty much sums it up @jess. And this latest round really takes the cake. She’s simultaneously saying that Liam “turned” her gay for a second because he sucks as a man, and his d*ck was also lacking in not being enough to satisfy her. The only d*ck in this scenario is Miley, and not just towards Liam but towards an entire community that she claims to champion.

    • TheHeat says:

      Exactly @Jess.
      I have no doubt that she is internally seething at how few f*cks Liam is currently giving, as he quietly and subtley dates his current g/f.

  16. Mtec says:

    She’s idiotic, and those comments they made harmful. I think what she was trying to say was that after Liam she probably thought she would never date a man again, but with Cody she feels like she doesn’t have to completely write-off being with a man. The way she said it demonstrates her lack of maturity though, and the LGBTQ+ community definitely has a right to be angry/offended about it.

    • otaku fairy.... says:

      Yep, we are. There are so many other ways she could have made her petty point without this toxic stereotype. We don’t need this.

    • crass says:

      @MTec you are a very kind person but you’re giving her too much credit if you think she meant to say what you said. Miley is articulate enough. You need not explain her statements for her. She meant what she said. She has always been problematic about race issues so its not surprising she’s problematic about LGBTQ+ issues as well. Its all about respect.

  17. Ceecu33 says:

    All is apparently forgiven. Check out her instagram it’s full of “you’re so great” “I love you so much” blah blah bs. Apparently she can say whatever the hell she wants and not suffer any repercussion. Tbh I feel she’s going to have a Britney breakdown eventually it’s only a matter of time because I don’t think she’s all there mentally.

  18. Suz says:

    “I don’t have to be gay because it was a choice for me but I’m a part of the LGBTQ community.” F*ck off you tacky annoying attention ho.

  19. Bella Bella says:

    What if we just decided to Look Away when it comes to Miley’s idiotic performances?

  20. Joy says:

    She has the emotional maturity of maybe a 12 year old. 26 isn’t THAT young. I honestly think her attraction to others is purely transactional and performance based. What attention can you get for me today?

  21. 10KTurtle says:

    Dear Miley,
    Woman aren’t gay because they “couldn’t find a good man.”
    Gay men wouldn’t suddenly be straight if they “couldn’t find a good man.”
    That’s not how this works.
    That’s not how any of this works.

  22. Steff says:

    When has she ever not acted like an annoying, immature, 14 year old poseur? She’s always been this way.

  23. Y says:

    She has the maturity level of the age of when she became famous. Please make her go away. Her cries for attention are over the top and enough with the shirtless pics of her flavor of the month and her standing by him. So obvious and sad.

  24. Wilma says:

    This is such a harmful thing to say considering how many queer women get raped because good d*** will let them ‘see the light’.
    I don’t think she really thinks that, but she’s the kind of person who doesn’t stop to think about consequences and other people before she says things.

  25. Jb says:

    So she confirmed dating girls to get attention and that she loves D and only like chicks when the D isn’t that great anymore? Her family need to come collect this MESS!!!

  26. Annie says:

    It wasn’t just vaguely homophobic. It was super homophobic. It’s what the world has been calling lesbians all history “you just hate men.” The same thing they call feminists “you are who you are because you haven’t met the right guy.” It’s very condescending and insulting both to men and women, to lesbians, to everyone. Miley cannot pretend to be free spirited and woke, but then at the same time be ashamed that she has been with women and turn her back on her sexuality. This just proves what I’ve been saying for years: she uses her sexuality for attention every time she goes through a break up. She hyper sexualizes herself after every break up and she’s like LOOK AT ME. But she doesn’t know what she’s doing.

    They say celebrities stay the same age they were when they become famous. Miley is definitely still 15. She’s incredibly immature and I bet she will start doing hip hop again!

  27. Blerg says:

    I think she is naturally bright, but both uneducated and—much worse—ignorant. She also has really immature parents. That’s a terrible combination. Her brain flies around with nowhere solid to land. I wish someone would make her read books and go to school. I know that sounds naive, but she needs better stuff going into her brain so that better stuff will come out. I don’t think that’s a fix-all, but I want someone (Justine Bateman?) to start a school for all the adult celebrities who lost their (formal) educations to entertainment. But I guess you have to want it.

    And take a frickin’ break from romance. Miley has no idea who she is without reference to other people.

  28. Lucy says:

    I do wonder, doesn’t she have a single friend or relative who tells her “yeah, let’s turn it down a notch already, maybe?”

  29. Inthenow says:

    wow. You really can’t polish a turd. She is a terrible person.

  30. No Doubt says:

    She is just awful. She’s the type of person who thinks she is so enlightened and open minded, but then says stupid stuff like this. It’s all because Liam wants nothing to do with her. She’s so mad that he is moving on and the media is not at all on her side.

  31. ect says:

    Great. She’ll probably be defended, as she always has been, fans claiming that criticism of her is due to homophobia or biphobia(but many people just find her grating, not related to her sexual or romantic orientation). Well, seems like she can say pretty stereotypical and harmful things herself.

  32. Original Jenns says:

    Miley has been problematic with other cultures (specifically black culture) and has shown she hasn’t learned anything. Now she’s problematic with the LGBTQ community, and her explanation shows she has still learned nothing. She seems exhausting as a person, and needs to grow up.

  33. Case says:

    I think a lot of people called her on this early in her marriage when she suddenly started talking about how “nontraditional” her marriage was and not letting anyone forget she’s in the LGBTQ community. I think she realized settling down with a seemingly normal dude wasn’t getting her enough attention and needed to be all wild n’ crazy again. Which, in her mind, meant leaving him for a woman. Lol.

    I feel bad for Liam. Seeing Miley’s behavior, I just have a very hard time believing he’s the bad guy in this situation.

  34. Original T.C. says:

    “I’m shocked and surprised that Miley has been fronting as a member of the LGBTQ for attention” should be said by no one. People wanted to believe in her in spite of all the evidence that she’s not genuine.

  35. stormsmama says:

    Is she coked up?
    This is just SO EMBARASSING and character revealing
    YIKES MILEY
    best get yourself to rehab and eat some humble pie
    This is too low for me Miley. I have liked some of your music to run too but this is foolishness that can actually do harm girl. WTF ARE YOU REALLY THAT STUPID, SPOLIED, and SELF ABSORBED? GROSS
    DO BETTER
    Educate yourself and get over your self. DO BETTER

  36. Nightsky says:

    Not only is she a complete moron with the vile “you don’t have to be gay” blather, she is also basically reducing men to just “dicks”. Not fellow humans, not partners or lovers or friends, just dicks. But at least in this mess we are not being forced to look at that revolting tongue for a change.

  37. Dear dear says:

    She’s dismissing lesbians, bisexual women, she’s repeating what every conversion therapy douche says, she’s repeating what every misogynist who has a flair for homophobia says and she’s gaslighting all of us while she does it coz she deemed to be pictured making out with some chicks a few times but only speaks in terms of love regarding men. Women for Miley sound like fetishized occasional distractions.

    Also, the whole “the community I am a part of” doesn’t prevent you from having internalized misogyny and homophobia.

  38. paranormalgirl says:

    As my girlspawn said the other day: “Mom, she’s just such an asshole.”

  39. K says:

    I’m going to give her a little benefit of the doubt and assume she was attempting to say something more like, “Not all men are terrible just because SOME are terrible. See, my current boyfriend is cooler than Liam,” but in her usual rude, ineloquent manner she instead blurted out, “You [women] don’t have to be gay.”

    She gives me the same vibe as any mouthy person I’ve ever met who craves attention / drama / shock value and thus they speak (or yell or fight) first, apologize later. Energy suckers… you have to steer clear of them. Their brains may be full of noise, leading to poor impulse control and boundaries. Doesn’t mean they necessarily have a cruel, hateful agenda, they’re just lacking objectivity and sensitivity regarding others so they put their shit first, always. If they don’t get called out enough for it, they just get worse. I feel sorry for anyone in her orbit–not because I think she’s necessarily homophobic, but because she’s flat-out annoying. Yet people like this always seem to attract plenty of partners, regardless of the stress they cause. UGH.

  40. Ye says:

    Aaand this is the sort of stuff that makes people judge bisexuals as temporarily curious oppertunists who will always end up with dudes.

    • otaku fairy.... says:

      Now anyone already prejudiced against bisexual girls and women will use one person’s behavior as the cop-out, bigot-style. 😠

  41. Dear dear says:

    “I was just being like, I don’t know, hardcore feminist vibes and just not allowing anyone in”

    - Anyone as in penis?

    As someone who supports the idea that women should have the same rights and opportunities as men, aka a feminist, I’d say Miley is, like any conservative douche, conflating feminism with man hating which only seems to confirm how she doesn’t deem lesbians, bisexual women legitimate and worthy of romantic love, since she basically treats women as sexually objectified treats between her “real” heterosexual relationships.

    Her sexist “vibe” is strong… conflating sex with character is plain sexism.

  42. Lens horne says:

    She isn’t gay or bi. Never had been.

  43. She was with Liam off and on for 10 years and even got married, now apparently he’s evil? I don’t think so. She really has no consideration for other people’s feelings. If l were Cody i wouldnt be unpacking my suitcases .

  44. Anilehcim says:

    This should only be surprising for the people who actually believed that she’s bi.

    At the absolute most, Miley is a pillow princess… but she is a user. She’s got an idea of who she wants to be in her mind and she used a fake attempt at bisexuality to try to get attention and it worked. This is the most anyone has been talking about her in ages.

  45. Misty says:

    Cody is on the promotional ride. That’s all. He’ll get off eventually and she’ll be weird about it. In her rush to make Liam look bad I actually think she’s helping him look good (unintentionally).