Miley Cyrus On Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act: “F*ck Dat Sh*t!”
Miley Cyrus is again blasting Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which has been widely condemned for discriminating against the LGBT community.
As Gossip Cop reported, Cyrus called Indiana’s governor Mike Pence an “a**hole” last week after he signed the legislation, which, when it goes into effect in July, will essentially allow businesses to refuse to serve gays and lesbians based on religious beliefs. Cyrus joined her brother Braison in slamming both the new law and Pence, who announced on Tuesday that it will be slightly tweaked.
But in an Instagram post hours after Pence’s press conference, Cyrus said she “won’t give up” on protesting the act and fighting for equal rights. “In honor of #transdayofvisibility say #f*ckdatsh*t to Indianas #RFRA It is unevolved & unjust!” wrote Cyrus. She continued, “You may hear that this bill isn’t what the big bad liberals are making it out to be! That this isn’t a discriminatory act it is just to protect the ‘consciousness’ of Christians! To judge anyone for how they want to express themselves or their love to another human is WRONG no matter how these f*ckers sugar coat it.”
Cyrus went on, “THE BIBLE SAYS (if that’s what we are realllllly basing a 2015 bill on) ‘the way that you judge others will be the way that you will be judged’ Which I hope is just as harshly and unfair as those apart of Indiana’s LGBT community!” She added at the end of her message, “The fight for freedom isn’t over! I won’t give up!” The singer later posted a meme of Indiana Jones saying “I’m changing my name to Nevada Jones,” and wrote in the caption, “Bahahahhahahahhahahahahhahahahah #f*ckdatsh*t #IndianasRFRAsucks.”
The pop star further opened up about her take on the situation in a new interview with Time, explaining that her interest in activism and causes like this is the result of “evolving.” “I lived a life where I had to be something every day and had to be a character, and it wasn’t necessarily who I wanted to be. And now I’ve dedicated my life to being whoever it is that I want to be, and also constantly learning and evolving,” she explained.
Cyrus continued, “That’s what’s wrong with [supporters of the Indiana law] — they’re not choosing to live that way. And if you don’t choose to live that way, you’re not going to last in this generation because we are overtaking you. They are dinosaurs, and they are dying off. We are the new generation, and with that will come so much.” In fact, he the former “Hannah Montana” personality credited youth with leading what she perceives to be a changing tide. “We are moving forward. As much as we get distracted by stupid laws that make us feel like we’re regressing, we’re not. We are moving forward because it’s our turn as young people. It’s a new rights movement. There’s so much that young people want to do and change and see,” she told the outlet.
She also credited social media for having influence, and referenced the aforementioned message she posted. “It’s confusing for my fans, so I’m happy to [speak up about it],” Cyrus told Time. “They won’t listen to [openly gay Apple CEO] Tim Cook, maybe. But they’ll listen to me, you know? And people are starting to listen, I think.” What do you think of Cyrus’ latest comments?