Pop music’s wild child wants to know why violence is deemed so much more acceptable than sex.
“I don’t get the violence revenge thing,” Cyrus said, referring to Swift’s “Bad Blood” video, which is supposedly a shot at Katy Perry. “That’s supposed to be a good example? And I’m a bad role model because I’m running around with my [breasts] out? I’m not sure how [breasts] are worse than guns.”
Of course, part of Cyrus’s problem, if you could call it that, isn’t just that she represents sex — plenty of female pop stars do. See: Perry and her whipped-cream spewing bosom. No, Cyrus stands for something far more fringe and less easily digested. While Swift’s image goes down as wholesome, romantic and safe, the performance of Cyrus’s sexuality is brash, untamed and queer — the sort that would absolutely net FCC complaints if Cyrus were let anywhere near the stage of a Super Bowl halftime routine.
“I am literally open to every single thing that is consenting and doesn’t involve an animal and everyone is of age,” Cyrus told Paper. “Everything that’s legal, I’m down with. Yo, I’m down with any adult — anyone over the age of 18 who is down to love me. I don’t relate to being boy or girl, and I don’t have to have my partner relate to boy or girl.”
Understanding that many teens still don’t enjoy the acceptance she does from her parents, Cyrus recently started her Happy Hippie Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to combating LGBT youth homelessness. At last year’s MTV Video Music Awards, Cyrus invited Jesse Helt to make an acceptance speech to raise awareness about youth homelessness after Cyrus won Video of the Year for “Wrecking Ball.”