July 31, 2011

All hail Miley Cyrus...


Okay that's blog post title I never thought I would write, All hail Miley Cyrus, though I have posted about her once before, because this kid surprises me, in good ways...

I don't care about Miley Cyrus's TV show, her hair, her boyfriends, her creepy father, her teenybopper fans, or her red carpet looks. Which make sense, cuz I am clearly not her target demographic. Okay and maybe I do care a little bit about the red carpet stuff...

While I am happy that she seems to have come through a famous childhood relatively unscathed, what I am impressed with is that she has a voice, and by that I mean not only her singing voice, but a voice for civil rights. Who saw that one coming?

Miley has some new ink, and it's making more than a fashion statement. On Friday night, the former Hannah Montana star tweeted a photo of a new tattoo, a small equal sign on the side of her ring finger. With the photo, Cyrus wrote, "All LOVE is equal."


In response to a fan's tweet disagreeing, she wrote, "where does it say in the bible to judge others? Oh right. It doesn't. GOD is the only judge honey. 'GOD is love.'"

Cyrus has been outspoken in her support for gay rights; in 2009, after Carrie Prejean told Perez Hilton during the Miss USA contest that she did not believe in gay marriage, Cyrus tweeted, "Jesus loves you and your partner and wants you to know how much he cares! That's like a daddy not loving his lil boy cuz he's gay and that is wrong and very sad! Like I said everyone deserves to be happy. I am a Christian and I love you — gay or not. Because you are no different that anyone else! We are all God's children!"

Miley had previously deleted her twitter account when redneck fans savagely attacked the then 17-year-old's marriage equality stance, though she came back this year (ah, that twitter, it's like crack without the shakes or the needed cash)...

All hail Miley Cyrus!