Miley Cyrus says she’s ‘one of the biggest feminists in the world’

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I am no great expert on feminism, but when Miley Cyrus says that she’s “one of the biggest feminists in the world” even I raise an eyebrow. So if you are more well-versed on feminism I’d ask that you read Miley’s recent comments to the BBC and let me know your thoughts.

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“I feel like I’m one of the biggest feminists in the world because I tell women to not be scared of anything,” she said.

She also said that her on-stage persona and revealing outfits were all part of her act.

“I don’t actually walk around all day twerking with my tongue out dressed as a teddy bear,” she told Newsbeat.

Pardon me for asking (not an expert, remember), but does the fact that what she does is just a “part of her act” not count?

“Every time you talk about me, you’re bringing more awareness to me and… my record.”

And there’s the rub. Anything for publicity. Regardless of whether people, including those in your own age bracket in the entertainment industry, feel that it’s “disgusting” I suppose.

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Miley Cyrus says she’s ‘one of the biggest feminists’ [BBC]