“Virginity is a social construct,” the 26-year-old captioned a photo of two hands with what looked like a vagina. However, many users weren’t too happy with her vulgar post. One person wrote, “Honestly, you shouldn’t be posting stuff like that. You should respect people’s choices and respect the fact that you have [a] young audience, too. It’s not OK to shame people that choose to stay [a] virgin or anything like that!” while another echoed, “Virginity is a personal choice, not one for Miley to define or belittle.” A third person chimed in, writing, “I love Miley and this song, but I have to disagree with her. We gotta teach young women that we do have value and everyone has to earn and respect our virginity and (us as whole, of course), but if we teach young women to ‘get around’ and that it’s normal, then women are shown as an object and nothing more … that’s dangerous.”
But many fans pointed out that they missed what Miley was trying to say and stuck up for the “Wrecking Ball” crooner. “Are you all dumb? Miley is saying women should have a damn choice and shouldn’t be punished for choosing to do what they want with their own body,” while another added, “Thank you for spreading this message to the world.”
It’s no surprise that the Tennessee native is very open about her sexuality these days since she is frequently posting barely-there selfies or almost flashing crowds during her concerts. “I’m such an over-thinker. But at this time in my life, I feel the most powerful I’ve ever felt,” she told Elle magazine on Thursday, July 11. “I like the way being sexual makes me feel, but I’m never performing for me. They shouldn’t compliment themselves to think that the decisions I’m making in my career would have anything to do with them getting pleasure. I don’t think that because some guy thinks I’m hot, he’s going to buy my record. It doesn’t help me.”
We love that Miley is taking the power back. You go, girl!
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