Miley Cyrus Think of the scrutiny she faced in her early twenties. Singer spoke to British Vogue She shared how she carried “shame” in her early years because of the backlash some of her career choices caused. Now, she realizes that she was abused.
“I had been carrying some guilt and shame around me for years because of the amount of controversy and upset it really caused,” she said. “Now that I’m an adult, I realize how harshly I was judged.”
She added, “I was judged harshly as a child by adults, and now, as an adult, I realize that I would never judge a child harshly.”
Many of the controversies that arose in her career were during it bangers era album, which included a polarizing nude video for “Wrecking Ball” and her Robin Thicke twerk session at the 2013 VMAs. (She also posed topless on the cover Vanity Fair in 2008.)
“I was creating attention for myself because I was separating myself from the character I played,” she said of that time. “Anyone, when you’re 20 or 21, you have a lot to prove. ‘I’m not my father. ‘I am who I am.”
Cyrus has also made headlines being born from her early pop star years when she went from being a star in the Hanna Montana For a career without the Disney Channel label. I specifically thought of the headline about her acne that read, “A Breakout Year.”
“Like who thought I wasn’t someone who was going to get hurt by that? I was obviously a 20-year-old girl,” she said. “Sure, at 20, I was like every 20-year-old. You think you’re all grown up, but now I’m like, “Oh, no, I was totally a kid.”
The scrutiny she faced is set to be the subject of an upcoming song she plans to release, which poked fun at her lyrics British Vogue: “I know I used to be crazy. I know I used to be fun. You say I used to be wild. I say I used to be young.”
Cyrus is embracing a banner year after the success of her single “Flowers” and accompanying album, Endless summer vacation. She also released a video for her song “Jaded” earlier this week.