Immediately following her interview, in which Miley Cyrus confessed to being “the least judgmental person in the world” and “understanding and accepting of everyone,” she started her next show by setting a Bible on fire.
In an opening act for her recent concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Cyrus walked out onto the stage and held the Bible out to the crowd saying, “Here is a tribute to all you Jesus-lovers out there.” She then set the pages on fire and yelled “Hillary ’16!” before dropping the book to the ground. As the music started, Cyrus began to sing while squatting over the burning Bible and performing a sexually provocative dance with repetitive thrusting hip movements, called ‘twerking.’
A few moments later the stage went dark, lit up only by two large red inverted crosses, usually associated with satanic worship. Cyrus began to dance around a large phallic object, using it as a stripper pole, while removing parts of her clothing. At that point about one fifth of her audience got up and left the concert, telling MTV reporters in the lobby that the display was extremely offensive and they didn’t feel comfortable remaining in that environment.
After the concert, Cyrus told the journalists that her actions were meant to raise awareness and understanding of the downtrodden segments of our society. “Being a role model for millions of people, I know no better way to express the massive amount of love I have for the world, and if some crybabies are upset about it, they’re idiots and I hope they die,” Cyrus said before sticking out her tongue and suggestively spreading her legs for the cameras.
Liberal members of the media called the concert an “act of bravery,” describing Cyrus’s artistic performance as “by far the greatest example of a new, enlightened culture, unhindered by the ancient rulebook that promotes bigotry, fear, and hate.”
A conservative reviewer who happened to be at the concert referred to it as “trash not fit for viewing.” Cyrus responded to this single critical review by complaining about the ongoing massive oppression of dissent on the part of religious conservatives, noting that “That’s exactly what I’m talking about when I say that Christians are intolerant of opinions expressed by their betters. If those Jesus-lovers were upset about what I did last night, just wait until they see what I have planned for my next show.”
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