Miley Cyrus has just done an extensive interview with Elle, going into detail about her creative direction, growing up in the spotlight, Old Town Road and life with her husband Liam Hemsworth.
“People feel sorry for you”
Miley also spoke about the fact that she and Liam are not planning to have children any time soon, noting that the expectation on women to have babies coupled with concerns about climate change have informed this decision.
“We’re expected to keep the planet populated,” Miley told Elle. “And when that isn’t a part of our plan or our purpose, there is so much judgment and anger.”
“If you don’t want children, people feel sorry for you,” she continued, “like you’re a cold, heartless bitch who’s not capable of love.”
The former Hannah Montana star said there’s nothing cold about her current choice not to have a family with Liam.
Instead, like many other millennials, she’s feeling unsure about the future and worried about the affects of consumerism and unsustainable practices.
“We don’t want to reproduce because we know that the earth can’t handle it,” she said.
“We’re getting handed a piece-of-shit planet, and I refuse to hand that down to my child. Until I feel like my kid would live on an earth with fish in the water, I’m not bringing in another person to deal with that.”
“I made a partner decision”
Miley says there’s been a fair amount of gossip and judgement about her marriage to Liam Hemsworth – partly because of her rebellious public persona and partly because she’s made it clear she’s also attracted to women.
“I think it’s very confusing to people that I’m married,” she conceded. “But my relationship is unique. And I don’t know that I would ever publicly allow people in there because it’s so complex, and modern, and new that I don’t think we’re in a place where people would get it.”
“Do people really think that I’m at home in a f*cking apron cooking dinner?” Miley wondered.
“I made a partner decision. This is the person I feel has my back the most. I definitely don’t fit into a stereotypical wife role. I don’t even like that word.”