Miley Cyrus Just Announced Why She’ll Never Walk Another Red Carpet Again

Miley Cyrus has been a household celebrity name for many years now. From the endearing tween star of Hannah Montana to the outrageously “in your face” pop singer she has since become, Cyrus has never been one to back down from who she is. Especially in recent years, she is outspoken about her identity and issues she cares about, adding “social activist” to her resume. Cyrus explicitly supports Bernie Sanders and advocates for LGBTQ rights and animal rights; she’s even started the Happy Hippie Foundation in support of homeless and LGBTQ youth.

In fact, Cyrus is taking certain steps away from her role as a celebrity, as revealed in the latest issue of Elle. She announced during her cover star interview that she would not be walking any more red carpets. “[A year ago] I had to do the [A Very Murray Christmas] premiere, and I will never do a red carpet again,” Cyrus told the magazine. “Why, when people are starving, am I on a carpet that’s red? Because I’m ‘important’? Because I’m ‘famous’? That’s not how I roll. It’s like a skit—it’s like Zoolander.”

Essentially, she’s choosing to give up some of the more superficial parts of her celebrity status in order to ease her conscience. Being false or disingenuous to oneself is the worst crime to commit, according to Cyrus. Elle writes that she considers the term “doing it” as a rough translation of “trying” or “acting” – and she doesn’t mean it as a compliment. Those who don’t act true to themselves are “doing it” and Cyrus is committed to not being one of those people. After being in the entertainment industry for as long as she has, she’s chosen not to employ a publicist and to connect with her fans through Instagram on her own terms.

Cyrus also won’t be using Snapchat anytime soon. When asked if she had an account, Cyrus replied, “No. I want to be. I don’t know how to use it. I feel like I’ll be an old lady that’s too held back because I don’t keep up with it.” Which is a shame because her Snap story would probably be crazy as hell. Though her equally famous beau, Liam Hemsworth, adores Pokemon Go! so maybe you’ll see them by your local PokeStop sometime.

While it’s a shame to see Cyrus and her one-of-a-kind sense of style leave the red carpet, good for her for staying true to her views. Her determination to be herself may get the haters talking but she’s never been one to listen to them anyways. You do you, girl, and keep not “doing it.”

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