Miley Cyrus interview British Vogue

In a recent interview with British Vogue published Thursday, Miley Cyrus opens up about her struggles in her journey from being a child star as “Hannah Montana” to now an adult. Miley Cyrus tells British Vogue,  “I was harshly judged as a child by adults and now, as an adult, I realize that I would never harshly judge a child.”


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From a young age, Miley Cyrus felt she needed to hold up a clean public image as she was a role model for many young girls. But throughout her career followed many controversies since breaking out of her Hannah Montana image. From twerking alongside Robin Thicke at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, it was apparent that she was “creating attention” for herself as she says, “I was dividing myself from a character I had played.”

Cyrus felt a lot of backlash within her career as she expresses, “I carried some guilt and shame around myself for years because of how much controversy and upset I really caused,” said Cyrus.

Some iconic moments in Miley’s career that ultimately pushed those years of guilt and shame include the release of her single “Party in the U.S.A., and her 2009 performance at the Teen Choice Awards.  Several media outlets and fans’ parents made comments about her appearing to be pole dancing.  In Miley’s “Wrecking Ball” music video she was posing nude and in her Bangerz era she was accused of appropriating hip-hop culture. These are a few of many incidents where she was put down by the media and the general public.

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“I know I used to be crazy,” she recited. “I know I used to be fun. You say I used to be wild. I say I used to be young”, said Cyrus.

Published by HOLR Magazine.