The singer and actress of “Hannah Montana” said she loves performing in Europe. Not only does she feel there is more freedom in Europe, but she feels there are more gay people than she has ever seen, particularly in London where Cyrus admits is her favorite place to perform. Muchmusic.com reported on Tuesday that the 20-year-old star has an appreciation and admiration for her homosexual supporters and when performing in European cities like London she feels very “free” with her fan base.
“My favorite place to perform is London, because I have never seen more gay people in my whole life,” says Cyrus. “When I go to London that’s what it is. I feel like they are more open, much more than here in the US when they’re feeling trapped, where it’s like, ‘Can I even say I believe in gay marriage? Can I say that my favorite fans are my gay fans?”
This is the first time Cyrus has spoken out about her support for the LGBT community. With a pretty sizable gay fan base that almost compares to pop divas like Barbara Streisand, Cher, Madonna and Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus has shown support for marriage equality. First she sparked a bit of controversy by showcasing a tattoo on her middle finger of a small “equals” sign and then voicing her opinion in Glamour magazine where she wrote:
“I believe every American should be allowed the same rights and civil liberties. Without legalized same-sex marriage, most of the time you cannot share health benefits, you are not considered next of kin and you are not granted the same securities as a heterosexual couple.”
These signs of support did upset some of her fans in the U.S and that is what she means when she calls London a more “free” place to express views and not receive judgment. Cyrus admitted that living her live in public is frustration because of the criticism she receives for things other people do in everyday life. She believes she is often judged for normal behavior just because she has a camera in her face all the time. In places like London, she feels she can be who she is without judgment.