Miley Cyrus Addresses Controversial “You Don’t Have to Be Gay” Remarks

"Let me be clear, you don't choose your sexuality."

Miley Cyrus has backpedaled on some controversial remarks she made this past weekend.

As NewNowNext previously reported, the “Slide Away” singer caused a stir when she told her followers on an Instagram Live show this past Sunday that she used to think she “had to be gay because all guys are evil, but it’s not true.”

“There are good people out there that just happen to have dicks,” the 26-year-old joked, referring to her current BF, fellow singer-songwriter Cody Simpson. “I’ve only ever met one, and he’s on this live.”

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After Cyrus’ comments made the rounds, plenty of people took issue with the implication that lesbians or queer women can choose their sexual orientation and “don’t have to be gay.” In response, the singer later hopped on Twitter to clarify what she meant.

“I was talking shit about sucky guys,” she wrote on Monday afternoon, “but let me be clear, YOU don’t CHOOSE your sexuality. You are born as you are.”

“It has always been my priority to protect the LGBTQ community I am a part of,” she added.

Maybe Hannah Montana, Cyrus’ teenage alter ego, said it best: “Everybody makes mistakes.”

Cyrus, who is pansexual, recently broke up with her ex-husband, actor Liam Hemsworth. In the past, she’s spoken out about having to assert her queerness as a pansexual woman while in public relationships with cisgender men.

“I’m in a hetero relationship, but I still am very sexually attracted to women,” the Disney Channel alum told Elle magazine before her split with Hemsworth.

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