Actress-singer Miley Cyrus, reacting to a significant backlash against her comments perceived to be anti-LGBTQI made during a Sunday Instagram live session with Australian singer-model- boyfriend Cody Simpson, has backtracked her remarks.
During the Instagram livestream with Simpson, Cyrus stated, “There are good men out there, guys. Don’t give up. You don’t have to be gay. There are good people with dicks out there. You’ve just got to find them.”
“I always thought that I had to be gay because I just thought all guys were evil, but it’s not true,” she said.
Cyrus, who identifies as pansexual and came out in 2015, spoke about her sexuality in a candid interview for Elle Magazine in August.
The singer-actress has been outspoken in her support of the LGBTQ community, even getting a tattoo in support of same-sex marriage.
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During the 2016 election season, Cyrus, along with many other celebrities, trolled then Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign slogan of ‘Make America Great’ by wearing apparel and hats that displayed the altered version, ‘Make America Gay Again.’
The apparel had been designed by America Apparel, in partnership with Washington D.C.-based LGBTQ advocacy group the Human Rights Campaign.
On Monday, Cyrus walked back her controversial comments on Twitter, clarifying that she was “talking shit about sucky guys” and reiterating her total support for the LGBTQ community.
“Let me be clear,” Cyrus said. “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. Happy Monday!”