Miley Cyrus Reveals Previous Non-Heterosexual Relationships, Calls Bruce Jenner Her Hero
The 22-year-old launched her Happy Hippie Foundation on Tuesday, which she founded to help LGBT and homeless youth. Of course this has raised the question of why and how she relates to those specific groups of younger people.
Interestingly enough, in an interview with The Associated Press, Cyrus admits not all of her past relationships were “straight, heterosexual” ones.
Though she didn’t elaborate, she added, “The position I’m in, I feel like I’ve got a lot of power. But so many kids don’t feel that way. They’re under their parents’ rule.”
Thus, she founded the Happy Hippie Foundation — which all began when she brought homeless teen Jesse Helt as her date to the 2014 MTV VMAs — in order raise awareness around the issue, adding that 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBT.
Cyrus plans to use her fame for good, much like her “hero” Bruce Jenner who used his fame as a platform, too. In fact, part of Cyrus’ plans for raising awareness is to include collaborative music videos with other celebs like Joan Jett and Ariana Grande.
“When you have all eyes on you, what are you saying? And that’s what I had to ask myself a lot,” she tells the AP. “It’s like, I know you’re going to look at me more if my (breasts) are out, so look at me. And then I’m going to tell you about my foundation for an hour and totally hustle you.”
The pink armpit hair is all part of that — a statement of who she is and a show of support for anyone else who wants to go against the current.
“The pink pits are saying, ‘Don’t tell me what to do,'” she said. “It’s back to what I’m preaching in a way, you know, telling these kids. I’m not just saying you be yourself, and I’m going to go be Miley Cyrus. I’m saying I’m going to be my self, too.”