Miley Cyrus Posts Arkansas Senator’s Phone Number on Twitter, Encourages Fans to ‘Stir Sh— Up’
Miley Cyrus is one of the many celebrities who has spoken out about Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, an act that allows Indiana businesses to deny service to members of the LBGTQ community. Not only did Miley call Indiana's current Governor Mike Pence an "asshole" on Instagram, but she took things a step further today (April 3) when she shared Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton's phone number with her 19 million Twitter followers, following comments he made against LGBTQ rights.
Miley tweeted, "Senator Cotton thinks gay community needs to get 'perspective' cuz 'In Iran they hang you for the crime of being gay.' Let's stir some sh--- up!" She then posted Cotton's phone number and encouraged her followers to call him, writing, "Happy Hippies call & express why freedom is important to us & our country!"
According to Rolling Stone, the controversial comments Senator Cotton made were as follows, "I think it's important we have a sense of perspective about our priorities. In Iran, they hang you for the crime of being gay. They’re currently imprisoning an American preacher for spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ in Iran. We should focus on the most important priorities that our country faces right now."
Miley is a known supporter of LGBTQ rights, and has used her celebrity platform to speak out about the bogus Religious Freedom Restoration Act. She said, of the act, "I’ve dedicated my life to being whoever it is that I want to be, and also constantly learning and evolving. That’s what’s wrong with [supporters of the Indiana law]—they’re not choosing to live that way. And if you don’t choose to live that way, you’re not going to last in this generation because we are overtaking you."
She went on to say, "They’re trying to make it look like it’s not discriminatory. It’s confusing for my fans, so I’m happy to [speak up about it]. They won’t listen to Tim Cook, maybe. But they’ll listen to me, you know? And people are starting to listen, I think."
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