Miley Cyrus’s Badass New Political Movement Will Give You Hope
Barring Katy Perry, who made her post-election feelings known last night when she donated $10,000 to Planned Parenthood, there was arguably no celebrity more upset by Tuesday night’s results than The Voice judge Miley Cyrus.
On Wednesday night, Miley took to Twitter in tears, crying over not only the fact that “maybe she really is different” from the rest of the nation, but because her heart was breaking for Hillary Clinton, as well. “She’s fought for so long,” she lamented.
But she didn’t let her disappointment drive her to hate. Instead, she continued on to say that as a “Happy Hippie,” (the name of her nonprofit supporting homeless and LGBTQ youth), she accepts everyone, just as they are ― even President-Elect Donald Trump. That doesn’t mean she’s abandoning her ideals, however: As she puts it so eloquently, she’s simply choosing to be a “Hopeful Hippie,” urging him to “treat people with love, and treat people with compassion and treat people with respect.” She even went as far as to invite him to have an open discussion with her on issues he might not understand from a point of view he might not share or be surrounded by.
And that wasn’t all.
Following her mourning, Miley, like Katy, is taking action.
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) November 10, 2016
“No more crying from me,” she says. “I am accepting and hopeful, inspired and smiling.” Why? Because she’s doing something about her outrage. Using the hashtag “#HopefulHippies,” Miley is hoping to put the causes that matter to her (and all of us) at the forefront of America’s Twitter feed, regardless of political tendencies.
Case in point? She, for one, is pledging her support to education for youth, with others the country over chiming in to pledge to uphold their own honorable causes. So far, so good: Just check out some of the awesome pledges rolling in!
i pledge to help make sure everyone feels safe in their own skin #HopefulHippies
— ⚯͛ (@sassiscass) November 11, 2016
— Darby Anne Walker (@DarbyAnneWalker) November 10, 2016
I will stand for women rights and social justice. I'll continue to show compassion for others & care for our environment. #HopefulHippies
— fani (@EstefaniLlamas) November 10, 2016
I pledge to send out love and respect – even when I disagree w/ people – and to not turn a blind eye to people in need <3 #hopefulhippies
— Quinn Fairchild (@QuinnInClovers) November 12, 2016
— Tori Borealis (@ksquaredcomet) November 12, 2016
We think it’s absolutely genius, and exactly what our country needs right now. Way to go, Miley — “just being you” is pretty awesome.
Will you join the #HopefulHippie army? Share @BritandCo.
(Photos via Rob Kim + Kevin Winter/Getty)