Miley Cyrus Body Issues: Actress And Singer Talks Body Dysmorphia In New Interview
Miley Cyrus faces her body issues in a very honest and even funny way in the latest issue of Marie Claire Magazine. Like most child actors, Cyrus is blaming the entertainment industry for causing her body dysmorphia.
Miley Cyrus is opening about her body issues in Marie Claire’s September 2015 issue, much like Alicia Keys did in the lengthy post she shared on her website about becoming a tomboy when she was a teenager.
The singer grew up in the spotlight, began her acting career at 10 and hit stardom thanks to her Disney Channel television series, Hannah Montana, which debuted in 2006 when she was only 14 years of age.
The “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” artist, who is most of the time naked in magazines, music videos and on social media, told the publication that at a young age she was transformed into something she was not and was not ready for. The controversial starlet shared:
From the time I was 11, it was, ‘You’re a pop star! That means you have to be blonde, and you have to have long hair, and you have to put on some glittery tight thing. Meanwhile, I’m this fragile little girl playing a 16-year-old in a wig and a ton of makeup. It was like Toddlers & Tiaras. I had f—ing flippers.”
Cyrus revealed that all the makeup, fake hair and eyelashes and the countless Photoshopping of her flaws caused her to suffer from body dysmorphia.
The 22-year-old went on to broaden the conversation on the effects of perfectly and digitally enhanced pictures of models have on real women. The Last Song actress said:
“I was made to look like someone that I wasn’t, which probably caused some body dysmorphia because I had been made pretty every day for so long, and then when I wasn’t on that show, it was like, ‘Who the f— am I? When you look at retouched, perfect photos, you feel like shit. They lighten black girls’ skin. They smooth out wrinkles. Even when I get stuck on Instagram wondering, ‘Why don’t I look like that?’ it’s a total bummer. It’s crazy what people have decided we’re all supposed to be.”
Not really clear why, but Cyrus went on to contradict herself by saying that she accepts her body and has no problem flaunting it. She shared:
“I don’t really stress too much about being out there. There’s nothing left to catch me doing. You want to hack my e-mail so you can find my nude pictures? I’ll just fucking put them up.”
In that same interview, she slammed Taylor Swift‘s “Bad Blood” video by saying:
“I don’t get the violence revenge thing. That’s supposed to be a good example? And I’m a bad role model because I’m running around with my titties out? I’m not sure how titties are worse than guns.”
Moreover, she went to take a shot at rapper Kendrick Lamar:
“There is so much sexism, ageism, you name it. Kendrick Lamar sings about LSD and he’s cool. I do it and I’m a druggie whore.”
Do you think Miley Cyrus really has body issues, or she is making controversial comments to be in the spotlight again?