These days, Miley may be better know for her tongue wagging and risqué outfits, but she is keen to show fans and critics alike that she is more than just her controversial exterior.
The ‘Wrecking Ball’ singer has followed the footsteps of Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna by becoming the face of MAC’s Viva Glam campaign, which donates 100% of it’s funds to the MAC Aids Fund.
Good Morning America followed Cyrus on a visit to the Los Angeles LGBT centre, where she talked about her commitment to the LGBT community.
“I’m not the way people try to make me seem. I don’t go around just trashing hotel rooms and partying… I think [it is important to empower] those affected by HIV and giving them hope letting them know there’s people out there fighting for them especially not just for the cure but to end this kind of stereotype,” she said. “I think it’s fun for young people to go buy a lipstick and know that it’s actually going towards changing the way their future is going to be.”
It’s not the first time that Miley has stood up for her gay friends. In 2011 the singer posted a photo of a new tattoo on her finger of an equals sign with the caption “ALL LOVE is equal”.
After she received backlash about the tattoo, the singer defended the design. “I believe every American should be allowed the same rights and civil liberties,” she wrote on Glamour.com.
“Without legalized same-sex marriage, most of the time you cannot share the same health benefits, you are not considered next of kin and you are not granted the same securities as a heterosexual couple. How is this different than having someone sit in the back of the bus because of their skin color?”
Watch Miley talk to Good Morning America below.
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