Miley Cyrus Is Saying Goodbye to Red Carpet Events for the Good of Humanity

Miley cyrusDon't expect to see this star strutting her stuff at any future film premieres. Miley Cyrus says she's never walking a red carpet again, and the reason behind her decision is a noble yet surprising one. The actress and Voice coach is shifting her focus to more pressing matters -- and we admire her decision.

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The "Party in the U.S.A." singer is turning her back on these flashy events because she's begun to view them as pretty trivial in light of other, larger life issues. 

The 23-year-old Tennessee native explained to Elle why she's shunning the limelight.

"Why, when people are starving, am I on a carpet that's red? Because I'm 'important'? Because I'm 'famous'? That's not how I roll. It's like a skit -- it's like Zoolander," she said. 


The on-again, off-again girlfiend/fiancée of Liam Hemsworth does have a point, and yet, her not showing up for red carpets isn't necessarily doing anything to help the hungry masses -- unless, of course, she donates the money she'd spend on a gown, hair, makeup, and limo to charity. 
 
Still, the former Hannah Montana star did start her own nonprofit -- the Happy Hippie Foundation -- aimed at ralling young people to fight injustice facing homeless youth, LGBTQ youth, and other vulnerable populations. So, that is pretty noble. 
 

Are we seeing a new side of Miley, maybe? Any time a celebrity is raising awareness about a cause that impacts millions, it's admirable. If you have a voice and a platform to effect some change, why not use it?
 
If Miley is ready to leave the days of twerking firmly behind her and focus on other, larger issues, we're all for it. The actress, who appears in the new Amazon series from Woody Allen, Crisis in Six Scenes, told Elle how deeply she's moved by these injustices:
I'm playing this '60s revolutionary. Woody plays someone who grew up in the suburbs of New York. He's got an ice cream machine, and I'm like, People are starving and you're sitting here making ice cream?! That's my thing [in real life]. For a long time, I couldn't sleep because I just felt so guilty. I was covered in rashes because I was so stressed. Even today, I dropped my water on my hike and felt like such an a--hole. There are children being sold into sex slavery; how can I go on a hike right now?

Focusing on her foundation instead of the red carpet sounds like a great way to bring about the change she wishes to see in the world. We fully support her choice. 

 

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