A little over a year ago, I wrote about how Miley Cyrus was reportedly hanging up her g-strings and nipple covers and living that modest wifey life for Liam Hemsworth. And maybe I was naive, but I refused to believe it. The proudly slutty Miley I knew would never! Then Miley appeared on the cover of Billboard looking like she was fixin’ to go to a demure hoedown thrown by her flower arranging club. Then she let it be known she shudders to think of herself naked and swinging from a wrecking ball. Well, Miley recently explained her new look, and she’s definitely really over her chipmunk-on-spring-break phase.
Miley tells Harper’s Bazaar that she’s in the middle of a “transition” away from the unicorn horns, day-glo wigs, and holographic fetish wear. Miley just couldn’t keep stepping out with her intimate bits covered in six ounces of fabric held together with a few stitches of thread, glitter glue, and a prayer, because – if you can even believe it – Miley was starting to feel “sexualized.”
Her previous over-the-top persona, she decided, had served its purpose. “It became something that was expected of me. I didn’t want to show up to photo shoots and be the girl who would get my tits out and stick out my tongue. In the beginning, it was kind of like saying, ‘Fuck you. Girls should be able to have this freedom or whatever.’ But it got to a point where I did feel sexualized.”
But she is also putting her tits away because, according to Miley, it’s way more shocking and edgy to be covered up like a dainty lil’ lady.
“Even at the Met Gala, everyone had their boobs out, everyone had their ass out, so what’s punk about that now? It’s more punk actually for me to not.”
Although she would like you to know that just because she used to put her tits out there as much as humanly possible, it doesn’t mean she considers herself any less of a role model. She’s still the same ol’ Miley young critters can look up to.
Speaking of, Miley also talked about quitting weed by quoting Canadian philosopher Justin Bieber. She may not be puff, puff, passing at the moment, but…
“Just for now. To quote the wise Justin Bieber, ‘Never say never. But right now I want to be clear.”
Back to Miley’s thoughts on being sexualized. I kind of always through that’s what she was going for? Like, goodbye Hannah Montana, hello Billy Ray’s hyper-sexualized daughter. I’m curious to know what the turning point was. Her lightbulb moment could have come one day as she was sitting on the porch in a pair of crotchless Dolfin shorts squirting Mountain Dew into her mouth from a penis-shaped water gun. Or maybe it was seeing an old pic from her Bangerz tour of her humping the hood of a car with her ass out. Both of those have the potential to make one pause and think: “Hmm…perhaps this is a tad sexual.”