Woodley defends Miley against the negative public reactions to her image, empathizing with the singer for staying true to herself.
“Miley isn’t rude or mean or cruel to anyone in her actions,” she tells the publication for which she poses on the cover. “She just does herself. And regardless of whether you agree with what she’s doing or not, it’s none of your business what she does.”
The 22-year-old actress thinks parents who are concerned about their children watching Cyrus need to realize they can control what their children see, but there’s no need to chastise the 21-year-old singer for her actions.
“If you don’t want your kids to watch it, you know, you can change that situation at home, but don’t make a big deal of what she’s doing,” Woodley said. “Make a big deal about the bullies at school who are beating kids up.”
“People that I look up to in life are people who make a difference, and brave, strong women,” she said. “The greatest people who have inspired me in my life don’t go out trying to be a role model. They just are devoted … and they’re not afraid of what other people think of them.”