Cyrus expressed that her generation is “moving forward,” and she shared her thoughts on the controversial new law as part of a conversation about the future of music and youth culture for an upcoming issue of the magazine.
Several other celebrities and athletes have already spoken out against the law on Twitter and Instagram, including Ashton Kutcher, Hillary Clinton and Apple CEO Tim Cook.
“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,” said Cyrus. She took to Instagram to explain the confusing law to her 17 million fans. “They won’t listen to Tim Cook, maybe. But they’ll listen to me, you know? And people are starting to listen, I think.”
In Cyrus’ caption: “You may hear that this bill isn't what the big bad liberals are making it out to be! That this isn't a discriminatory act it is just to protect the "consciousness" of Christians! To judge anyone for how they want to express themselves or their love to another human is WRONG no matter how these f**kers sugar coat it!”
Cyrus described her generation as a “new rights movement” and said that young people want a change, and thinks that a lot of that can come through social media.
Indiana Governor Mike Pence is now calling for a clarification of the state’s new law.
Here are some of the biggest reactions from celebrities on social media:
“NO”STATE THATS PASSED #RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ACT, SHOULD GET BUSINESS OF,BIG CORPORATIONS, CONVENTIONS,LBGT, HOTELS,OR SPORTING EVENTS.SHUN‼️— Cher (@cher) March 31, 2015
Apple is open for everyone. We are deeply disappointed in Indiana's new law and calling on Arkansas Gov. to veto the similar #HB1228.— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) March 27, 2015
Hey Indiana & states that discriminate against gays: if you wanna live in the past, fine. But when we get spaceships, no spaceships for you.— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) March 29, 2015