Celebrity News April 01, 2015
Miley Cyrus Slams Indiana Religious Freedom Law Supporters: ‘They Are All Dinosaurs’
The latest celebrity to speak out on Indiana's new “religious law,” which critics say will allow religious business leaders to legally discriminate against the LGBT community, is Miley Cyrus. She told TIME.com the supporters "are dinosaurs and are dying off."
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.
Indiana? Seriously? Really? Bravo Salesforce for taking a stand. @benioff Hope more companies follow. https://t.co/g8K9DNZjps@aplusk
“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.”
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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:
Sad this new Indiana law can happen in America today. We shouldn't discriminate against ppl bc of who they love #LGBT https://t.co/mDhpS18oEH@HillaryClinton
“NO”STATE THATS PASSED #RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ACT, SHOULD GET BUSINESS OF,BIG CORPORATIONS, CONVENTIONS,LBGT, HOTELS,OR SPORTING EVENTS.SHUN‼️@cher
Hey Indiana & states that discriminate against gays: if you wanna live in the past, fine. But when we get spaceships, no spaceships for you.@SethMacFarlane