Miley Cyrus has it all: talent, humbleness, and a platform she uses for good. Tabloids like to ruminate over her dating life and outfit choices, and while that’s unfortunate, it keeps her in the media, which, in turn, keeps her message in the media. And, that message is one of pure authenticity.
Many pop stars talk a lot about acceptance and individuality, but few walk it. Cyrus happens to fall in the latter and has become one of today’s most outspoken celebrities. She truly lives by her own rules. Who else would casually drop one of their best albums for free on SoundCloud, and, as such, prevent it from being nominated for any awards? Cyrus represents a freedom this generation longs for and works to make happen. Her boldness inspires others to be just as bold. Ahead, five reasons why she’s the pop star this generation deserves. She is, after all, in her own words, “the only fucking Disney star who would say [she’s] pro-lesbian and gay, before it was okay to say that.”