Miley Cyrus is definitely one of Hollywood's outspoken stars!
In Variety magazine's Power of Women issue, Miley touched upon a TON of taboo and controversial subjects like her pansexuality, gender norms, and Woody Allen. No stone was left unturned, folks!
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While we already knew Cyrus to be pansexual, in this convo she delved deeper into her early internal struggles and how her lack of gender plays a huge role in her identity today.
In one particuarly enlightening quote, the singer explained:
"I went to the LGBTQ center here in L.A., and I started hearing these stories. I saw one human in particular who didn't identify as male or female. Looking at them, they were both: beautiful and sexy and tough but vulnerable and feminine but masculine. And I related to that person more than I related to anyone in my life. Even though I may seem very different, people may not see me as neutral as I feel. But I feel very neutral. I think that was the first gender-neutral person I'd ever met. Once I understood my gender more, which was unassigned, then I understood my sexuality more. I was like, 'Oh—that's why I don't feel straight and I don't feel gay. It's because I'm not.'"
Interesting! We bet a lot of people can relate to the 23-year-old's sentiments.
The actress went on to add:
"My whole life, I didn't understand my own gender and my own sexuality. I always hated the word 'bisexual,' because that's even putting me in a box. I don't ever think about someone being a boy or someone being a girl. Also, my nipple pasties and s–t never felt sexualized to me. My eyes started opening in the fifth or sixth grade. My first relationship in my life was with a chick. I grew up in a very religious Southern family."
Wow, we didn't know Miley's first relationship was with a "chick"! That's quite the little nugget of info…
Following M.C.'s eye-opening quotes about her sexuality, she dropped a BOMB about Woody. The controversial celeb directed Cyrus in Crisis In Six Scenes for Amazon.
While some critics slammed the Southerner for supporting Allen, she had this to say to the haters:
"I live a similar life to Woody — I live a public life. Until I know someone and I know their story, I never really judge anyone. That's kind of how I went into it. From the way I saw him with his family, I never saw him be anything but an incredible person and a really great dad. People might slam me for saying that. I'm sure it was a hard time for that family. My family has been through hard things, and I think everyone's suffering is different."
Woah. We wonder what Mia Farrow, Ronan Farrow, and Woody's alleged sexual assault victim Dylan Farrow would have to say about that quote. For a supposed outspoken activist and feminist, it's a pretty a big stance to take.
So, what do YOU think of Miley's comments?
[Image via Variety Magazine.]
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