Last year Miley Cyrus got an equals sign tattooed on her finger and tweeted it with the caption “All Love is Equal.” She sparked a bit of controversy by saying that it was in support of gay marriage, and now she spoke out on Glamour.com about how she felt towards the negative comments made about her.
The 19-year-old wrote:
“Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do—you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach.”
“When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, “All LOVE is equal,” a lot of people mocked me—they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?”
You can read the entire entry on Glamour.com.