Miley Cyrus has been promoting her new music video on her Instagram, with messages like “Not an object” and “Every woman is a riot.”
But some people have taken issue with her statement “virginity is a social construct.”
It is presumably a sex-positive message about female sexual freedom, but some fans didn’t see it this way, and thought Cyrus was criticizing those who practice abstinence before marriage.
“There’s nothing wrong with being a virgin,” wrote one person. “There’s something very wrong with people who think being a virgin is a problem.”
However, others defended the singer, saying the message was clearly meant as a statement against slut-shaming.
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Miley Cyrus dropped her video for her new single “Mother’s Daughter” on July 2, and has been heavily promoting it on her Instagram ever since.
Her feed is full of stills from the provocative video, which features a lot of red leather, maternal imagery, and feminist messages like “Not an object” and “Every woman is a riot.”
Cyrus has never shied away from extreme art. To promote her EP “She Is Coming,” which was released on May 31, she posted some pretty NSFW videos on her Instagram of her getting into ASMR and loudly eating some fruit.
Her new posts even show metal teeth covering a vagina. However, it’s the message shared on the stills that’s getting people talking.
The text on a number of posts reads “Virginity is a social construct.”
Source:: Business Insider