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Miley Cyrus Says She is 'Genderless', Hopes Her Views on Sexuality Become 'New Normal'

( [email protected] ) Jun 26, 2017 12:06 PM EDT
June 26, 2017: Miley Cyrus has said she does not identify as any specific age or gender and doesn't like to see herself as separate from animals -- and hopes her mindset soon becomes the "new normal".
Miley Cyrus doesn't believe she is a gender - and hopes her mindset will become the "new normal" Getty Images

Miley Cyrus has said she does not identify as any specific age or gender and doesn't like to see herself as separate from animals -- and hopes her mindset soon becomes the "new normal".

The 24-year-old "Malibu" singer -- who previously described herself as "pansexual" -- recently opened up about her views to Ross King on ITV's U.K. show "Lorraine".

"I'm weird for many reasons. I think I feel genderless, I feel ageless," she said. "I'm just a spirit soul, not divided by human being, even animals. There's no me and them and there's no us and you. I just want to be nothing."

She added that she hopes her idea of gender and sexuality will soon "become the new normal".

Cyrus, who is now engaged to actor Liam Hemsworth, 27, previously opened up about her sexuality during an interview with Variety in October.

"My whole life, I didn't understand my own gender and my own sexuality," she said. "I always hated the word 'bisexual', because that's even putting me in a box. I don't ever think about someone being a boy or someone being a girl."

At the time, she claimed she didn't understand her own sexuality until she met other "genderless" individuals.

"I went to the LGBTQ center here in L.A., and I started hearing these stories," she explained. "I saw one human in particular who didn't identify as male or female. Looking at them, they were both: beautiful and sexy and tough but vulnerable and feminine but masculine. And I related to that person more than I related to anyone in my life."

She added, "Even though I may seem very different, people may not see me as neutral as I feel. But I feel very neutral. I think that was the first gender-neutral person I'd ever met. Once I understood my gender more, which was unassigned, then I understood my sexuality more."

The controversial singer, who was raised in a Christian home and baptized in a Southern Baptist church, then came to the conclusion that was "why I don't feel straight and I don't feel gay. It's because I'm not."

The former "Hannah Montana" star earlier shared how she told her mother that she was attracted to women when she was just 14 years old.

"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,'" she recalled to Paper Magazine. "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."

She added, "I am literally open to every single thing that is consenting and doesn't involve an animal and everyone is of age. Everything that's legal, I'm down with. Yo, I'm down with any adult -- anyone over the age of 18 who is down to love me," she said. "I don't relate to being boy or girl, and I don't have to have my partner relate to boy or girl."

As earlier reported by GH, less than a decade ago, Cyrus was considered a role model for young girls and refused to dress immodestly, telling People Magazine, "I like to look kind of like what girls would want to look up to, and their moms and dads will say, 'Hey, that's cool. That's different.'" She also wore a purity ring, signaling her commitment to practice abstinence until marriage.

In 2007, Cyrus referred to her church "the greatest source of strength" and recited Ephesians 6:10-11 as her favorite passage in the Bible, which says,  "Finally, my brother, come close to the Lord for if you put on the full armor of God you can stand against the walls of a devil."

However, in 2015, the singer publicly distanced herself from her childhood faith and mocked Christians for believing in "fairytales" like Noah's ark and holding to a traditional view of marriage.

In 2011, the singer's father, country star Billy Ray Cyrus, told GQ Magazine that he regretted having her in the "Hannah Montana Show" and confessed that his family was cautious of the temptations within the entertainment industry before to going to Los Angeles.

"Somewhere along this journey, both mine and Miley's faith has been shaken...That saddens me the most," he said, adding there is "no doubt" that his family is being ruined by Satan.

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