Miley Cyrus is speaking out on the backlash and criticisms she received after trading in her long locks for a trendy, pixie crop.
The “We Can’t Stop” singer said she was called a lesbian, among other things, and she has cleared the air in a recent interview with the Toronto Sun:
"Everyone said I was a lesbian but I’m like, being a lesbian isn’t a bad thing. So if you think I look a lesbian, I’m not offended. You can call me much worse. I’ve been called much worse. Being a lesbian is a compliment more than what else they call me.
People think short hair, they think tomboy… and I’ve obviously done the opposite ‘cause when I cut my hair, I did my first Maxim cover where I got No 1 (in their annual hot list). And it wasn’t about me being the sexiest. It was about the fans voting. But it’s something I loved. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Maxim cover with a girl with short hair.”
She went on to say, “No one would have planned a haircut to change my life. There’s something about having no hair that it screams being confident. And I think especially because people like to put people in a box, I mean the names I’ve been called since I cut my hair.”
One thing is for certain, Miley’s fans aren’t putting her in any box. “Smilers” came out of the woodwork to catch a glimpse of the singer when she landed in London this week for a promotional tour. The Sun reported that some of the crowd have even been looking to join Miley’s staff, stemming from the star hiring her biggest US fan as her personal assistant. ”I could really boost the economy,” she joked about the idea of hiring more of her fans.
In case you’ve missed it, check out Miley’s video for “We Can’t Stop,” and don’t forget the singer has vowed to release a “crazier” version of the video once she hits 100 million views! Let’s help her out, shall we?