For a lot of people out there, Miley Cyrus’ performance at the 2013 MTV VMA’s was just a blip in the world of pop culture, but for the 25-year-old singer, it was a moment which changed her life. Cyrus said that “culture changed” from then on as well as her career and life.
As a result of the incident which caused a public stir, the singer claimed she realized it was important to use her voice for political activism. It inspired her to “use (her) platform for something much bigger.”
When speaking with reporters from the magazine, Wonderland, Miley said if the world is going to focus on her character and actions then she should put more effort into her choices for the sake of doing the right thing.
As you may know, Cyrus has launched the organization titled, Happy Hippie Foundation, which is a non-profit company that fights “injustices for vulnerable populations” including the LGBTQ and homeless youth.
In 2013, Miley was just beginning to get rid of her image as the Disney Channel-queen. At the start of her career, her popularity soared as Hannah Montana or the teenager in The Last Song.
The event with Robin Thicke ended her reign as the once-cute and innocent girl from next door. Personal development was needed for Miley to stay inspired in her career.
Furthermore, as for if Miley intends to go back to acting, Cyrus admitted she’s not particularly interested in taking that path anytime soon.
Afterall, her passion isn’t acting. In a slightly pretentious fashion, Miley said she “becomes so deep” into her characters that she may no longer have the capacity to relate to her friends and family anymore.