Go to content

Miley Cyrus carried 'guilt and shame' over past controversies

Miley Cyrus carried 'guilt and shame' over past controversies
Miley Cyrus / © Cover Media

Miley Cyrus carried "guilt and shame" over some of her past controversies "for years".

In an interview for the June 2023 issue of British Vogue published on Thursday, the Flowers singer referred to some of her more divisive performances, such as when she twerked up against Robin Thicke onstage at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.

Reflecting on the backlash, Miley questioned whether she deserved to be so "harshly judged".

"I carried some guilt and shame around myself for years because of how much controversy and upset I really caused," she said. "Now that I'm an adult, I realise how harshly I was judged. I was harshly judged as a child by adults and now, as an adult, I realise that I would never harshly judge a child."

In addition, Miley insisted she doesn't consider herself to be an "attention-seeking person" but was simply trying to break away from her persona as a teen idol and the character she played on Disney Channel series, Hannah Montana.

"I was creating attention for myself because I was dividing myself from a character I had played. Anyone, when you're 20 or 21, you have more to prove. 'I'm not my parents.' 'I am who I am,'" the 30-year-old added.

Subscribe to our newletter!Subscribe to our newletter!
By subscribing, I agree to receive communications by email from Cogeco Média and its affiliates, including news, updates, activities and contests. You can unsubscribe at any time by using the link at the bottom of our emails or contacting us via our Privacy Policy. Please note, however, that we may still continue to send you service-related and other non-commercial communications. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.
Streaming will resume following advertisement.
The Beat 5@7 with Catherine & Cat