Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Miley Cyrus Apologizes for ‘Insensitive’ Comments About Hip Hop

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*Miley Cyrus is apologizing for the insensitive comments she made in a 2017 interview, in which she slammed rappers for their lewd and sexist lyrics.

“I can’t listen to that anymore. That’s what pushed me out of the hip-hop scene a little,” she said.

Fast forward to 2019 and Miley is recalling the backlash she received over her opinion. She hit up the comment section of YouTube user As Told By Kenya and addressed her statement.

In the clip titled “Miley Cyrus Is My Problematic Fav…Sorry,” YouTuber Kenya Wilson says about the interview, “It wasn’t the right thing to say, it was bad, it was racially insensitive, it had racist undertones and it wasn’t OK, point blank, period.”

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Cyrus left a comment from her official YouTube profile on Tuesday, saying:

“Just watched your video,” she wrote. “Thank you for giving me this opportunity to speak up. Being silent is not like me at all. I am aware of my platform and have always used it the best way I know how and to shine a light on injustice. I want to start with saying I am sorry. I own the fact that saying … “this pushed me out of the hip hop scene a little” was insensitive as it is a privilege to have the ability to dip in and out of ‘the scene.’ “

“There are decades of inequality that I am aware of, but still have alot (sic) learn about,” she continued. “Silence is apart of the problem and I refuse to be quiet anymore. My words became a divider in a time where togetherness and unity is crucial. I can not change what I said at that time, but I can say I am deeply sorry for the disconnect my words caused. Simply said; I (expletive) up and I sincerely apologize . I’m committed to using my voice for healing, change, and standing up for what’s right. Miley”

Cyrus was recently hit with a wave of criticism from conservatives for teaming with famed designer Marc Jacobs to raise money for Planned Parenthood.

The “Unholy” singer announced on Twitter last week that her Happy Hippy Foundation collaborated with Jacobs for a limited edition pink, pro-choice hoodie and all proceeds will benefit Planned Parenthood, according to an Instagram post from Jacobs.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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1 COMMENT

  1. I found it interesting when Cyrus said that she is aware of her platform and always uses it the best way she knows how. In my opinion, there is a lot of pressure on entertainers to always say and do the right thing. It can be hard to be under that pressure all the time.

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