Miley Cyrus Speaks Out on Marriage Equality Tattoo

Miley Cyrus Speaks Out on Marriage Equality Tattoo

Miley Cyrus caused a spark of controversy with a tattoo that reads ‘All Love is Equal’ last year.

Now, the 19-year-old actress is addressing what happened and her view on marriage equality on

She writes, “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do—you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach.

“When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, “All LOVE is equal,” a lot of people mocked me—they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?”

Miley added at the end, “This is America, the nation of dreams. We’re so proud of that. And yet certain people are excluded. It’s just not right.”

Read all of Miley‘s entry on

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Miley’s post?

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  • Jacob

    Christianity is about love, but not about the love of sin. a “true Christian” as miley puts it would know the facts of the bible, not the “facts” that happen to be socially acceptable today

  • mia

    I understand what she’s saying, but being gay is NOT the same as being black. Racism is a completely different thing, your parents are black therefore you are black, people can discriminate on you immediately without even saying a word to you because of your skin colour, there are jobs that even now some people still won’t get simply because of their skim color and I don’t even want to get started on slavery. Anyone who says that discriminating against gays is the same as someone being forced to sit on the back of the bus because they are black is just uneducated and an idiot. I have nothing against gay people, but people really need to see that it is NOT the same thing.

  • jason

    I find very mature for her age and her taking on the world who are close minded like the person on top of me! people need to realized is none of your business if a person want to get marry to the same gender is their life is their debt with god not your that what people doAlso, for the person who says that banning gay marriage is not comparable to racism… Where have you been? I wish there was a statistic for how many men and women have been beaten, raped and murdered for their sexual orientation. And have you been living under a rock? Countless teenagers and adults committed suicide because they were being bullied/harassed/attacked because of something they cannot control. Obviously it is not half as bad compared to racism/slavery, but it IS comparablen’t understand.

  • Jason

    WHAT DO I THINK of Miley’s post?

    I think Miley should shut up and go back to being an entertainer.

  • jason

    at least miley is not scare to bring serious issues to life! she is very mature for her age and she is no scare to be the voice of the weak, while the other selena and demi sound very immature and dumb when they speak miley sound so much mature and very educated than the other two!!!

  • f

    I love miley views because she want to spread love not hate so what if people are gay there still human beings they are allowed to be love. i like the way she love to spread love and standup for injustice. she very veery intelligent young lady!

  • Unknown

    Miley doesn’t even understand what it means to be a Christian. A TRUE Christian loves everyone but that doesn’t mean you accept there ways. Being gay or lesbian is wrong it goes against the natural order of life. Some things are objective, meaning everyone can have there own viewpoint or opinion and nothing is right or wrong. Well this is not one of those things. Being gay is wrong. End of story.

  • Caroline

    I think what she said is right, I mean I believe in marriage equality. But hey saying this Miley is not gonna make you be any better person , better actress or better musician. And is probably not gonna make people like you. Seriously I hate when people think talking about gays or things is going to make people is like them. Shut the fuck up Miley and go back to your penis cake.

  • Patworx

    I totally agree with Miley. She is completely right about this.

  • Jason

    The problem is that Miley isn’t a role model… she smokes, has multiple tattoos, dresses provocatively, and is a self-admitted marijuana smoker.

    She sorta has to earn respect if she wants her opinion to be taken seriously. Otherwise, just shut up and make music.

  • royisdabomb

    i think you should shut up. if you’re gonna be a jerk about gay people then go to hell. they’re the same as everyone else! just cause they like the same gender doesnt make them any different. who cares who they love? its their life to live, not yours. how would you feel if someone told you, you couldnt marry the person you loved and wanted to spend your life with? thats what i thought. so shut up.

  • Zyonna

    answer this, i have nothing against gays but i was stumped on this one:
    1. If gays are like anyone else then why is there a demand for equality if they are so “equal” anyway?
    2.If there was nothing wrong with gays, then why is there AIDS which came amongst a gay man sleeping with multiple men?

  • http://crstalcastellanos crystal

    i think all people should be treated equal but don’t compare gays to blacks last time ichecked gays can sit anywhere on a bus and never were slaves

  • Ralitsa

    Miley has grown up to be a woman who we can all respect and learn from.

  • Equality

    There is nothing wrong with being gay. We were born to live as human beings and coexist with each others, yet we discriminate and treat those with different views, opinion, etc. Racism has to do with where you’re from, religion, color and so on. Being gay is just a sexual orientation, let them be who they want to be. Love is complex, and you have to understand that. We have to begin to show the good nature I believe we all can have. They’re people too you know and deserve the things you do. They work, eat, sleep, laugh, live just like you. Let it be.

  • c.

    @Zyonna: are you actually that stupid?
    1. they want equality because they aren’t TREATED equally at the current time because of ignorant people such as yourself. as someone who’s friends with a lot of people in the gay community (one of which just came out to me on the weekend and i would have been none the wiser because he’s just like any other guy), they’re people just as much as you and i and it hurts to have their feelings trampled all over too.

    2. AIDS isn’t just in gay men. look at africa. there’s a greater population of AIDS than there are in gay men. just because gays can contract AIDS just as much as you or i doesn’t make them ‘wrong’ either. anyone can get AIDS, not just people in the LGBTQ community.

    i completely support miley and everything this tatoo means.

  • alison

    America is so redneck… every other country accepted gay marriage years ago. get on board America. you shouldn’t need miley cyrus to play little miss equal rights angel for you. everyone else figured it out a long time ago, they already know what’s right. they don’t need to be getting tattoos and running around explaing what’s moral and what’s not, it’s already a done deal. this is only still and issue in America…

  • Alex

    Wow if you think AIDS is only among gay men you must not have picked up a book since AIDS was first discovered. AIDS can be contracted from your mother (through pregnancy), needles, and unprotected sex among ANY couple. next time you want to find support for your intolerance make sure you have your facts straight.

  • Jason

    @royisdabomb: The very last sentence of this article says, “WHAT DO YOU THINK of Miley’s post?” So I said what I think. What’s funny is that you’re preaching to me about intolerance, yet you’re being the opposite. I have no opinion of gay people OR marriage… I do have an opinion of Miley Cyrus – an opinion which was most certainly asked for.

    So suck on that.

  • that_girl


    Firstly- i think you need to get educated about AIDS because you clearly know nothing about it!! It is an STD- anyone can get it, not just gay men!
    Secondly- The truth is the gays/lesbians/transexuals/transgender etc are still people but not everybody accepts them. Equality doesn’t exist yet for everyone!! There are still a lot of countries that believe homosexual people should be stoned/locked up/ punished. I find it incredible that the UK has beaten America to equality in the LGBT community! There are still many states in USA that have not legalised gay marraige and are probably nowhere near legalising it! The US relies too much on letting religion tell them what wrong and right instead of thinking logically and morally in the 21st century!! I though Jesus’s message was one of love- God judges us, just let her do her job. (fyi i think of God has a powerful black woman with a beautiful soul voice) :)

  • Shelly

    I am a Christian also, so I know what is right. I agree with Miley, but not completely. God sees love as a good thing, but not love between the same gender. As a ancient city, the people supported and performed gay love. God sees that city as “sinful, not right.”, because that kind of love cannot reproduce, as betrayed its original purpose. So he destroyed it. The Bible does not criticize gayness, but it certainly doesn’t SUPPORT it either. When God created Adam and Eve, it was so they shall become one flesh. Not to make men and men, women and women please each other. I think I’ve made my point.

  • Sarrah

    @Jason: Why don’t YOU suck it?!

  • Brittany

    I am a christian and I think people who want to be together, have a right too.
    However, I think marriage was created by God between a man and women and therefore should be between them and God.

    As far as rights, that is a part of government, not the church. We need to make it separate. Marriage is for church, unions are for government. To make it all fair and equal.

  • Andrea


    Every country except the Sudan, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Iran, Afghanistan, and a few other countries who have the death penalty for same sex relationships (not just marriages but relationships). There are also many countries in Africa, the Near East, and some in Asia where there are other penalties such as life in prison for people in a same-sex relationship. America is currently on the list as having same-sex relationships be legal while marriage is the debated factor among different states as the different laws show.

    Please check your facts before you make an absolute statement such as “this is only still and issue in America”. You lose credibility because there are NO absolutes in life and therefore your argument is negated from that detail alone.

  • Lunias

    U Mad, bro? He said nothing about her views, merely that because of her previous acts she isn’t the ideal role model. Grow up.

  • Warren

    Why do some people bash Miley for having a kind heart? Who cares what she compares it to. She looks really beautiful in that headshot.

  • Warren

    @alison: No, the US is actually a lot better than some countries. There are still places you can be given the death penalty for being gay.

  • Cleo

    Eh! Who can believe this fake. You never know if she’s on drugs or drunk while she’s speaking. I used to be the most prolific pontificator during my teens. Just last year! Let’s see…she and Demi spent a summer filming her movie in Michigan. Not much to do up there and whoa! a Disney Princess all of a sudden is dressing provocatively, drinking booze, and smoking cigarretes and salvia (yea, right!) in the following year. Between Demi Moore and that other drug laden hag, Osborn, this girl never had a chance. Miley: “THANKS, MOM and DAD!”

  • aly

    she has the right to have her own opinion but once she starts talking about the whole “christian” thing she needs to have her facts straight. i dont want to be judgemental but she doesnt present herself as if she really follows God a lot of the things she does just doesnt seem right, i know were not perfect but we know right from wrong. And to say christians are about love…true! but it doesnt mean that it makes everything right. you can love them but it doesnt mean you need to accept theyre actions. if you dont agree please dont bother arguing, it wont change anything. thanks (:

  • http://christinevmsd christine

    thats her opinion!! a very mature opinion and i respect that!!:) i am against with the gay marriage but i love them ! AND I LOVE MILEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

  • Blair

    The thing that bothers me is when she says “Get your facts straight, Christianity is about love.” And yeah, that is true. God tells us to love everyone equally and that’s completely true. But, it also says homosexuality is a sin. So, while yes, I agree that nobody should be bullied or hated because of it, it still is against the Christian faith. Of course, that is between that person and God. Judging is also taught to be wrong, and so you can’t judge somebody because of one part of their life. Basically what I’m saying is I don’t believe in gay marriage, but it’s not because I “hate” gay people. I love everyone and wouldn’t judge somebody based on one part of their life. Hate the sin, NOT the sinner. Anyway, I just had to put that out there, because I feel like she kind of forgot to get her own facts straight. I don’t want to offend anyone by this post and I’m not trying to “preach” to anyone, I just wanted to clarify why this post bothered me.

  • Anonymous

    If you were a true Christian? Miley that is so wrong. You can’t pick and choose things from the Bible when it says in multiple places that gay marriage is wrong. I wouldn’t be saying “Well, if you were a true christian you’d know it’s based on love..” You don’t even act like a christian half the time. You wear such revealing clothing, you have a foul mouth, and you do drugs and say “It’s a part of growing up”. No, don’t judge other people when you haven’t even looked at yourself first.

  • FER

    @Mia: the base of the discrimination between black people and gay people may be different, but at the end of the day, it’s the same thing: DISCRIMINATION. Black people weren’t allowed to marry or vote. It was a civil rights issue. And President Obama himself has declared the legalization of gay marriage as a civil rights issue. Just as black people get killed by racists, gay people are murdered by intolerant morons.
    Yes, gay people are not being used as slaves, but these are different times, society has evolved in a way. You cannot change the color of your skin, and you certainly cannot change your sexual orientation, you are BORN with it, unless you are one of those extremist Christians who believe otherwise and that you CAN “choose” who you love. I hope not.

    @Jason: “The problem is that Miley isn’t a role model… she smokes, has multiple tattoos, dresses provocatively, and is a self-admitted marijuana smoker.”
    Ahhh I don’t even know where to start. How old are you? 12? So now, every single person on the planet who smokes, has tattoos, dresses “provocatively” and smokes marijuana, shouldn’t be able to voice their opinion and be taken seriously? GIVE ME A BREAK, grow up, learn a little about what tolerance truly means, and hopefully you’ll mature one day. There’s absolutely NOTHING WRONG with tattoos for starters, if you really think she dresses “provocatively” then you are living in the stone age, and if people choose to fill their lungs with smoke or marijuana, it’s their decision. You may not agree with it, but that most certainly does not take away the fact that they can be taken seriously.
    Believe me, the only one not making sense here is you.

  • EIAE

    i find this girl a little annoying, but reading this i can’t help but feel some respect for her.


    It”s funny really. I’m a conservative Muslim teenage girl, and i honestly don’t have a problem with anyone being gay. Muslims being gay is another thing because your basically being a hypocrite preaching one thing and doing another, But i really do believe we are all equal. We should stop judging and just worry about our own selves. Mileys cool for saying what she said. I bet you she just gained a huge fan base of homosexuals!! Hahahahah :)


    @Jason: As if she doesn’t have opinions! Who are you to tell her what to do? She can use her fame to open doors for subjects if she wants to. Let the girl talk. Gosh, No one in America can speak there mind?!?!

  • jen

    I totally agree with her and I think that people should learn to separate church and state.

  • HIH

    My is such a good role model XD

  • kavosh

    i think when someone become gay he\she need a doctor

    and if we try 2 say that they r doing right….we just make the situation worse

    i dont judge on them…i just say its oppozite of nature


    I know many or most of you who read this will not believe me and that’s ok. To be a christian is not a “title”, it is a personal relationship with God through Jesus his son who is God in the flesh and came to live among us to teach us God’s truth. God’s word tell us that there are many sins that man commits and homosexuality is one of them. It is no worse than lying, stealing, killing, etc. they are all sins. BUT the truth is that God created us man and woman so we could complement each other and produce life. People, there is a way that seems right to man, but the road leads to damnation. There is a heaven and there is a hell, there is an end to this world and the return of Jesus for his followers, which will not include homosexuals, lesbians, thieves, liars, murderers, etc. However, there is always forgiveness which God offers to anyone who asks. If you ask for help and forgiveness, he will cleanse you and forgive you of your sins. I know this sounds old fashion and something from the dark ages, but God never changes, He is the same today as He was 2,000 years ago. His WORD is the only truth. His way is the only way. I think Miley is a beautiful, sweet young woman, shes just mislead. Now before you make critical remarks, just remember, it is God Himself who said that homosexuality is a sin, I am just the messenger.

  • Justlove

    The natural order of life? You realize there are plenty of animals that practice homosexuality or bisexuality just for the fun of it. You’re close minded and people like you are what is holding us back as a society. And with how populated the world has become, do you really think it’s going to hurt us if a few less people decide to have children? It won’t. And gay people can have children too, who are perfectly healthy, and don’t always grow up to be just like their parents.

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