Miley Cyrus clarifies 'you don't have to be gay' comments

"It has always been my priority to protect the LGBTQ community," she said.

October 22, 2019, 11:24 AM

Miley Cyrus is clarifying some comments she made in her Instagram Live video on Sunday.

In the live session, the singer had gushed over new boyfriend Cody Simpson and told fans “you don’t have to be gay” because “there are good men out there.”

"I always thought that I had to be gay because I just thought all guys were evil, but it's not true," she told her followers, adding – in what appeared to be a diss aimed at ex Liam Hemsworth -- that Simpson is the only good man she’s ever met.

Cyrus and Hemsworth announced this summer they had split up.

Cyrus, a self-identified pansexual and outspoken LGBTQ advocate, received backlash for her comments. Some fans objected to her implication that being gay is a choice.

She took to Twitter Monday to explain.

"I was talking sh-- about sucky guys, but let me be clear, YOU don't CHOOSE your sexuality,” she wrote.

“You are born as you are. It has always been my priority to protect the LGBTQ community I am a part of. Happy Monday!"

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