Bristol Palin has called out Miley Cyrus. In a new post on her blog, the daughter of former half-term Alaska governor Sarah Palin has some choice words for the pop star, who’s often spoken out against conservative Christianity.
Palin took particular issue with some things Cyrus said about “fundamentalist” lawmakers. Cyrus’ exact words were:
Those people [shouldn’t] get to make our laws. Those people–the ones who believe that, say, Noah’s Ark was a real seafaring vessel. That’s fUcking insane. We’ve outgrown that fairy tale, like we’ve outgrown f*cking Santa and the tooth fairy.
For Bristol Palin, them’s fightin’ words. And the gloves came off in a recent post on Palin’s blog at Patheos, where she pointed out what she saw as some inconsistencies in the performer’s logic:
While her nude photo shoot has attracted the attention of many, it is her hilarious tirade about tolerance that turned my head….Is it just me or does it seem more than a little fake that someone claiming to be accepting of everyone and everything would spew such judgment towards her own parents and their deeply held religious beliefs? She wants everyone else to let her be “free to be Miley,” but seems unwilling to offer the same respect to her parents and those who wish to live out their Christian faith….Thanks for giving us the best example of what “tolerance” looks like in Hollywood: it looks a lot like contempt.
It might be worth pointing out that Cyrus never claimed to accept “everyone and everything,” and that it’s possible to critique something without dismissing it outright.
Miley made the original comments in the recent interview with Paper Magazine in which she admitted she’d had serious female lovers. That interview acknowledged the “deep affection in Cyrus’ voice, even when she refers to [her parents] again, later, as “conservative-a** motherf*ckers.”
It further highlighted the “deep affection” between Miley and her mother by including the following anecdote:
I remember telling her I admire women in a different way. And she asked me what that meant. And I said, I love them. I love them like I love boys. And it was so hard for her to understand. She didn’t want me to be judged and she didn’t want me to go to hell. But she believes in me more than she believes in any god. I just asked for her to accept me. And she has.
What do you think? Is this yet another “pop pop dumb dumb” incident from Miley? Is Bristol Palin correct? Or is Bristol misreading Miley’s words?
(Photo credits: Paper Magazine; Bristol Palin via Facebook)