Miley Cyrus, the renowned singer, songwriter, and actress opened up about the guilt and shame she carried for years due to the controversies she has caused in a recent cover feature for British Vogue. The reflective interview sheds light on her journey towards self-acceptance and the realization of how she was harshly judged both as a child and an adult.
As a child star who rose to fame through Disney’s “Hannah Montana,” Miley Cyrus experienced intense public criticism from a young age. She reveals that she was judged harshly not only by the media but also by the adults around her. These early experiences left a lasting impact on her perception of herself, leading to feelings of guilt and shame.
Cyrus believed that it is necessary to break free from the constraints of other people’s opinions for personal growth. Miley as an adult acknowledges the unfairness of the judgment she endured at the start of her career. She reflects on the reality that adults, including herself, should never harshly judge a child. This fresh perspective has enabled her to develop empathy and compassion for young people who may endure judgment and criticism as well.
In a candid interview with Vogue, she claimed she was not an attention-seeker but unfortunately had drawn attention to herself by separating herself from a character she had played. She stated that she does not want her life and career to become a complaint about being a woman in the industry. “I don’t need this to be a women’s empowerment story. I wear my empowerment at all times,” she said. “I don’t need to profess it.”
Additionally, the singer dropped her eighth studio album, Endless Summer Vacation, on March 10 this year. ‘Flowers’, her album’s lead track became Cyrus’ third UK number-one after its January release.