In case you missed it while we were away, Miley Cyrus took a lot of heat for reacting to Sunday’s horrific church shooting in First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs Texas. Cyrus took to Instagram to highlight that the “terrorist act” was performed by a “WHITE AMERICAN MAN.” This resulted in fans bashing for focusing on race nationality and gender.
My dreams have become nightmares & those nightmares , reality … This isn’t fair , this isn’t right , this isn’t just , this isn’t human! This is a TERRORIST act by a WHITE AMERICAN MAN! I am heartbroken & embarrassed. Mortified by our country & its shitty system , lack of control/laws! This does NOT HAVE or NEED to happen! It’s devastatingly disgusting! This is exactly why the lyrics of Bad Mood were so important for me to share on a major platform. I wanted to bring awareness to the fact that everyday we are waking up to more terrifyingly painful information that makes it nearly impossible to feel optimistic that things are going to change! They say it gets worst before it gets better in some cases & I wish on every star that this is the worst of it! I continue to be hopeful that enough is enough and the eyes of the ignorant will open and realize that (gun) VIOLENCE has to stop! This assholes Facebook profile photo was a fucking riffle ! “I don’t know how much more it can take!” #FuckGuns #FuckViolence 🚫💔🚫💔 My love is with you TX!
“I am aghast by the reaction of my latest post, it is completely amazing to me how defensive and in denial this country really is!” she wrote in another Instagram post (below). “You are not focused on the horrific tragedy I addressed but more angered that I am putting a BIG bright spotlight on the fact it was a ‘WHITE AMERICAN MALE’ terrorist that walked in & killed 26 people (including children) leaving 20 severely injured! All of a sudden…. ‘we are all equal’ ‘human is human’ ‘skin color doesn’t matter’ (NOW neither does gender) ‘makes no difference if they were male or female.'”
“BUT those things absolutely matter when…someone completely legitimate is running for president (versus someone who isn’t), when a car runs over innocent people while professing their love to a GOD different from yours, it sure matters to the cops when they beat or even kill innocent people of color, it even matters at the airport/on an airplane or in immigration when folks are completely profiled & judged for their background,” she continued. “NOW it doesn’t matter if someone is a man or woman? Well that’s news to me and the HH foundation because it’s been years of fighting for gender equality and the right to be the sex you identify with or marry the one you love! There has ALWAYS been an issue with these subjects until NOW.”