Singer Miley Cyrus says it wouldn’t be right if she moved overseas during President Trump’s tenure because “you can’t leave everyone else to fend for themselves.”
The “Bangerz” and “Younger Now” artist and activist recently spoke with Vanity Fair for its March edition when her vow to leave the country during a Trump administration came up. Ms. Cyrus — who is married to actor Liam Hemsworth as “a queer person … in a hetero relationship — maintains that her activism is needed to protect the LGBT community.
“You know, I said I would move away if he became president,” she told the magazine. “We all said a bunch of sh— we didn’t mean. Because we really thought: Maybe people will listen. Maybe people actually realize how detrimental this will be to our f—ing country if this happens. Obviously, they didn’t.
“But for me to move away—what the f— is that going to change?” she continued. “As someone who is so proud of being an activist, am I going to feel proud of myself just running away from, and leaving everyone else here to live under, a completely racist, sexist, hateful a—hole? You can’t leave everyone else to fend for themselves.”
The singer attempted to burnish her activist credentials by saying her “New Age” marriage is a cultural game-changer.
“We’re redefining, to be f—ing frank, what it looks like for someone that’s a queer person like myself to be in a hetero relationship,” she said. “A big part of my pride and my identity is being a queer person. What I preach is: People fall in love with people, not gender, not looks, not whatever. What I’m in love with exists on almost a spiritual level. It has nothing to do with sexuality. Relationships and partnerships in a new generation—I don’t think they have so much to do with sexuality or gender. Sex is actually a small part, and gender is a very small, almost irrelevant part of relationships.”
Ms. Cyrus added that decisions, in part, are inspired by the words of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“A lot of people use marriage I think maybe for a cure,” the entertainer said. “But like my favorite woman in the world, Hillary Clinton, says: We’re stronger together. That’ll make me get emotional. That’s what she meant by it. Like, who gives a f— if he’s a guy, if I’m a girl, or if he was a woman — who gives a f—? We really are stronger together. One is the loneliest number.”
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