Miley Cyrus Insists She’s Just Playing a Character, Hits Back at Racism Accusations

Miley Cyrus Insists She’s Just Playing a Character, Hits Back at Racism AccusationsMiley Cyrus has attempted to justify her controversial behavior by insisting that she is simply playing a character and isn’t in fact anything like her on-stage and on-screen alter-ego.

In a recent interview with the New York Times, the starlet spoke openly about her transition from pop princess to 2013’s most notorious wild child.

“I went from people just thinking I was, like, a baby to people thinking I’m this, like, sex freak that really just pops molly and does lines all day. It’s like, ‘Has anyone ever heard of rock ‘n’ roll?'” Cyrus said during the interview.

“There’s a sex scene in pretty much every single movie, and they go, ‘Well, that’s a character.’ Well, that’s a character. I don’t really dress as a teddy bear and, like, twerk on Robin Thicke, you know?”

She also took the opportunity to hit back at those that have accused her of racism, or racist behavior during her performances.

“It’s actually really funny how many people could watch my performance, and they think it was, like, sexist and degrading to women, and somehow people found that it was racist, which I couldn’t even wrap my mind around,” she told the NYT.

“Because I’m like: ‘How do I win? If I have white dancers, then I’m racist. If I have black girl dancers, then I’m racist.’ We know we’re not racist, and I know I’m not putting down women. People got a rise out of me saying that I was a feminist, but I am. I’m telling women be whoever you want to be,”

“I really thought about it a lot when Nelson Mandela passed away, because I couldn’t even imagine living this life and seeing how much it’s changed. So, you know, I look forward to when I’m older, my kids being like, ‘What do you mean people ever even talked about what color your dancers were?'”