Superstar Miley Cyrus angered a large portion of her fan base after attacking hunters and Donald Trump on social media. In a series of posts on Instagram and Twitter, Cyrus harshly criticized images of sportsmen and women, notably singling out hunters Rebecca Francis and Kendall Jones, who have been popular targets for social media “shaming” by animal rights activists before. Cyrus also apparently seemed to link presidential candidate Donald Trump to hunting, despite the fact that it is the business mogul’s sons who go hunting.
Yes . That is a tear rolling down my cheek dripping off the end of my nose….. This makes me so unbelievable scared and sad…. Not only for our country but for animals that I love more than anything in this world…. My heart is broken into a 100000 pieces ….. I think I may vomit …. That picture on the right is so disturbing…. YOU are not destiny! It is not your job to decide when a living things life is over …. & YOU DT ARE NOT GOD NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU THINK YOU ARE!!! (& if he doesn’t think he is “God” he thinks he is the fucking chosen one or some shit! We’re all just fucking jam between his rich ass toes! Honestly fuck this shit I am moving if this is my president! I don’t say things I don’t mean! )
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“Are you f**king kidding me?!?!?!” Cyrus wrote under a picture of Jones petting a service dog. “You ask to pet the f**king puppy (while wearing his cousins) but you’ll go take that Angels life without permission (or did you ask before blowing his beautiful brains out) and call it a f**king birthday present! You know who’s NOT a sweet girl? YOU! You are evil!”
The online rant by Cyrus was unexpected, even though the pop star did recently oppose British Columbia’s wolf cull. Cyrus visited British Columbia last year to meet with a local animal rights group in a bid to promote support for ending the controversial wolf cull, which was in its second year. In response, British Columbia Premier Christy Clark retorted that Cyrus did not know enough about the issue to make any kind of statement.
“If we need help on our twerking policy in the future, perhaps we can go and seek her advice,” Clark was reported having said at the time.
Perhaps ironically, the wolf cull was proposed by biologists to help the flagging caribou population, which was vulnerable to depredation from wolves.
Some hunters criticized Cyrus’s recent social media posts, pointing out the lack of a factual argument and what appeared to be little knowledge of hunting. It is a move that many say will alienate some of her former fans, much like the transition of her music from country-themed pop to what she called “dirty south hip-hop.”