This Thursday, Miley Cyrus shared some unexpected news with the world: She’d no longer be doing red carpets. In an interview with Elle Magazine, the singer and actress said, “Why, when people are starving, am I on a carpet that’s red? Because I’m ‘important?’ Because I’m ‘famous?’ That’s not how I roll. It’s like a skit—it’s like Zoolander.”
It’s a bold statement for someone of Cyrus’ fame, however, people were curious to know more about her decision. The “Wrecking Ball” singer gave more information recently Carson Daly and Savannah Guthrie on the Today Show. “It’s really not about the color of the carpet. It’s more about, especially women, we get yelled at to blow them a kiss, and I don’t feel like blowing you a kiss. [The photographers] yell, ‘Blow us a kiss!’ Like, what is going on? Who are you? And then you’re just kind of putting yourself out there for people to talk.”
She later said, “I don’t want people to talk about what I’m wearing. That’s usually why I don’t wear too much, but they make me wear clothes on The Voice and on the Today show, so this is what I chose.”
We understand Cyrus not wanting to be catcalled and picked apart and constantly asked about clothing choices. When we think about how terrible it feels for non-famous women to go through this on a daily basis, it is mind-boggling to imagine someone of Cyrus’ stature going through it on this level every time she attends an event. All we can do is support The Voice star.