Miley Cyrus: Feminism Means I Can Grab My Crotch, Backed By My 'Hos'

Miley Cyrus gave an interview to Elle magazine, to an 17-year-old interviewer, Tavi Gevinson. At the very end, the topic of feminism bubbled up.

Miley seemed to think that feminism is defined as she, just like a male pop star, wants to be able to grab her crotch and surround herself with “hos” on stage. That is societal “evolution,” she claimed:

ELLE: I read that you consider yourself a feminist. What does that mean to you?

MILEY CYRUS:  I'm just about equality, period. It's not like, I'm a woman, women should be in charge! I just want there to be equality for everybody.

ELLE: Right! And that's what feminism is.

CYRUS:  I still don't think we're there 100 percent. I mean, guy rappers grab their crotch all fucking day and have hos around them, but no one talks about it. But if I grab my crotch and I have hot model bitches around me, I'm degrading women? I'm a woman—I should be able to have girls around me! But I'm part of the evolution of that. I hope.

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis