As a member of the LGBTQ community herself, fans were surprised by a comment she made that seemingly called sexuality a choice. Other fans suggested that it was just a joke, but either way it perpetuated an unhealthy stigma specifically about lesbian and bisexual women.
The singer clarified that her comments about how she had finally found a "good" man so she didn't "have to be gay" anymore were taken out of context.
Cyrus then posted an Instagram Story that clarified what she really believes.
Cyrus, who identifies as pansexual and gender neutral, clarified her words that were seemingly taken out of context. In her Instagram Story she wrote, "I was talking s*** about sucky guys, 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. Happy Monday!"