In an Instagram live story on Sunday evening, the 26-year-old said: “I just always thought I had to be gay because all guys are evil, but it’s not true.”
The Wrecking Ball singer cited new boyfriend, Cody Simpson, as central to her change in perspective, stating that “there are good men out there, guys – don’t give up.
“You don’t have to be gay, there are good people with d**ks out there – you’ve just got to find them,” she added.
The live appearance was the latest in a series with new partner, Simpson, an Australian singer who has known the Malibu singer for a number of years.
Despite this, Cyrus acknowledged it took time for them to finally connect romantically due to her “being a little too hardcore for him and his vibes and not allowing anyone in, but now I am,” she said.
Cyrus described 22-year-old Simpson as “good people”, stating that “there are good people out there that just happen to have d**ks. I’ve only met one, and he’s on this live,” a comment interpreted as a dig at ex-husband, Liam Hemsworth.
After seven months of marriage, the popstar announced her split from Liam. Just days afterwards, the singer announced her new romance with reality star and blogger Kaitlynn Carter.
The whirlwind romance ended after just two months, when the star was reported to claim that things were moving too fast for her.
Cyrus and Simpson were revealed to be romantically linked after the pair were seen kissing just weeks after Cyrus announced her separation from Hemsworth.
The star responded to criticism that she was “moving too fast” on social media earlier this month, amidst claims she had been “slut-shamed” and a call for her to be allowed to date freely and without judgement.
“I know the public feels invested in my past relationship because they felt like they saw it thru from the beginning. I think that’s why people have always felt so entitled over my life and how I live it because they’ve watched me grow up [sic],” Cyrus wrote.
She continued to highlight the double-standard that exists for women and men.
“Men (especially successful ones) are RARELY slut shamed. They move on from one beautiful woman to the next MOST times without consequence.
“They are referred to as ‘legends’, ‘heart throbs’, where women are called sluts/whores! I am trying to just THRIVE/survive in a ‘mans’ world,” she wrote.
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