Miley Cyrus Discusses Her Happy Hippie Foundation For Homeless And LGBT Youth – WATCH VIDEO
Miley Cyrus has launched the Happy Hippie Foundation, an organization she founded to help LGBT youth and the homeless, and talked about it on Tuesday’s “Good Morning America” (video below). The singer said, “40% of homelessness is really focused on [the LGBT community] because, I think, of the lack of acceptance” and sometimes individuals feeling alienated from society.
Cyrus continued, “I thought it was really cool in Bruce Jenner’s interview when he talks about using the platform. Something like being on a reality show or, you know, me being on a tour, if it gets you in front of that many impressionable people… And taking the power with social media is the best thing ever. That’s why with Happy Hippy we’re putting [together] kind of an online support group, so this gives them a place to ask questions and be educated.”
Cyrus, who sparked media attention by bringing a homeless man as her date to the 2014 Video Music Awards, expressed there are no limits to the changes she can make in the world. “I’m the one that can fix it,” she said. “And I think I’ve been able to identify with it because I never thought of myself as ‘I’m a girl so I can’t do this or I can do this’ or you gotta be a boy to do that.” The singer, who acknowledged that not all of her past relationships have been “straight, heterosexual” ones, added, “I feel completely like I’m not tied to a gender or an age. I feel… you know, like an infinite, cosmic thing! And that’s what I want people to feel.”
“I don’t really wanna sing just for myself,” said Cyrus, who wants to draw attention to the Happy Hippie Foundation. “I wanna be doing something [that matters.]” Check out the video below of Cyrus’ interview on “Good Morning America,” and tell us what you think.