Miley Cyrus Is Done Walking The Red Carpet

Carl Williott | September 13, 2016 11:21 am

Miley Cyrus is pretty much known for her “bad” behavior, but when you go beyond the tabloid headlines and momentarily “outrageous” acts, she seems to be a real do-gooder. She’s a vocal supporter of LGBT rights, she’s an animal rights activist and outspoken vegan, she’s a major donor to AIDS research and other causes and she set up the Happy Hippie Foundation to fight youth homelessness. It seems like sometimes she genuinely struggles with the cognitive dissonance that comes from being famous in a world that, for the vast majority of humans, is utter shit. Her latest moment of clarity on that front came in her new Elle cover feature.

“[A year ago] I had to do the [A Very Murray Christmas] premiere, and I will never do a red carpet again,” she told the magazine. “Why, when people are starving, am I on a carpet that’s red? Because I’m ‘important’? Because I’m ‘famous’? That’s not how I roll. It’s like a skit—it’s like Zoolander.”

The irony, of course, is that this statement comes as part of her cover story for a glossy magazine. But at least she’s thinking about this stuff. Also, she no longer has a publicist, which is truly heroic.

Read the whole interview here.