Miley Cyrus may have made a habit of being controversial this year, but now she’s making some bold claims as 'one of the world’s biggest feminists'.
Talking about her contradicting moments of swinging naked on a Wrecking Ball and, now, being a feminist, Miley has spoken out about her eyebrow-raising antics.
'I feel like I’m one of the biggest feminists in the world because I tell women to not be scared of anything,’ she told BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat. ‘There’s absolutely no contradiction at all between being a feminist and taking your clothes off and being comfortable about displaying your sexuality.'
The former Hannah Montana star has arrived in London to promote her new album, Bangerz, just days after causing more outrage at the MTV EMAs - where she smoked a joint live on stage.
‘I’m for anybody and anything, I don’t care what you want to do, what you want to look like,’ she added, explaining that if a man can go topless on a beach, ‘so why can’t we?’
‘I don’t actually walk around all day twerking with my tongue out dressed as a teddy bear,' she confessed over questions of her raunchy VMAs performance with Robin Thicke. ‘I never worry about what I do on stage making me look bad. I think people if they actually knew me would be surprised at how normal I am.'
Having recently hit the headlines over her public spat with Sinead O'Connor, Miley told Newsbeat that she takes criticism on the chin and knew it would inevitably improve her record scales.
In an open letter to Miley, Sinead said her antics were 'absolutely not in any way an empowerment of yourself or any other young women'.
'Real empowerment of yourself as a woman would be to refuse to exploit your body or your sexuality in order for men to make money from you,' she told the 20-year-old star.
Sheesh. The Miley Cyrus freight train looks set to keep chugging along for a while yet.
By Jessica Bridgeman