Miley Cyrus this weekend politely reminded her Instagram followers that hurtful comments still sting, even when it’s been nearly a decade. The 28-year-old singer didn’t need to mention the 2013 VMAs as she stripped down to underwear for a clap-back, with the story also seeing the “Prisoner” hit-maker reveal a vulnerable edge, all this despite her posing with a backside show. Miley was, back in 2013, likened to a turkey as she twerked in a latex two-piece on stage. She hasn’t forgotten it, and her reminder is below.
Scroll for the photo, and best keep the kiddies out the room. The former “Hannah Montana” star, who debuted her high-cut black bodysuit underwear to remind fans of her Summerfest 2021 appearance, posted via a permanent update to begin with. She was writhing around in the outfit, writing: “Made ya look. Now buy tickets to Summerfest.”
Next came a moment from the heart, plus a little humor from the girl who knows how to dish it out. Miley made it a rear view in her thong getup, and there was plenty of caption action.
Miley, showing off her tattoos and quite a lot of skin as she posed indoors, made her statement underwear the visual, but there was more as the singer told her fans: “Ya’ll scarred me w that turkey bs.” She added “GOBBLE GOBBLE” and “CHICKEN BUTT” in text, even throwing in a skeleton holding up a cartoon chicken.
Miley had, last year, opened up on Instagram Live about how her body-image was damaged for years following the 2013 VMAs. See her reveal after the photo.
Speaking candidly to “Sorry Not Sorry” singer Demi Lovato and in front of millions, the daughter to “Achy Breaky Heart” singer Billy Ray Cyrus revealed:
“I basically went through two or three years where I wouldn’t wear shorts. I stopped wearing skirts on stage, all this s— because after the VMAs and I had on my cute little nude bodysuit, everyone started comparing me to a turkey and putting a turkey in my outfit.”
Miley even called herself “skinny,” but not in the way that’s #Hollywood. More below.
The “Wrecking Ball” hit-maker continued: “I was just so skinny and so pasty and they kept putting me next to this turkey, and I was feeling so bad on myself that I did not wear a bikini for like two years and no one thought that that would ever made me feel some type of way.”
Miley continues to deliver an immense amount of positivity, particularly during COVID, where she proved one of the first celebrities to urge fans to stop panic-buying all the “soup” during the pandemic’s first wave. If you missed her self-care shower selfie, just scroll.