Miley Cyrus calls Trump a ‘completely racist, sexist, hateful a**hole’ in new Vanity Fair article

Her first Vanity Fair cover — which showed the then-15-year-old in a state of undress that many critics called over-sexualized — caused quite the stir. Some 11 years later, Miley Cyrus is back to shake things up with a topless photo shoot lensed by Ryan McGinley and some frank confessions about her recent marriage to Liam Hemsworth.

The 26-year-old pop star wears a fringed turquoise Gucci ensemble on the March cover of Vanity Fair, but the photo spread within the magazine leaves much less to the imagination. But Cyrus isn’t just baring her body as she poses nude by a bonfire in one shot, and covered in nothing but Cartier necklaces in another — she’s also baring her soul.

Much of the interview with journalist Zach Baron focuses on her relationship and the Malibu home Cyrus and Hemsworth lost in the Woolsey fire last November, which she credits with bringing the couple closer together.

“When you experience what we experienced together with someone, it is like glue,” the former Hannah Montana star explained. “You’re the only two people in the world who can understand.”

Though she acknowledged that getting married in December was “kind of out of character” for her, she also insisted that it feels “New Age” — because of her sexuality. In 2015 she described herself as pansexual, and was romantically liked to Victoria’s Secret model Stella Maxwell during her separation from Hemsworth.

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“The reason that people get married sometimes can be old-fashioned, but I think the reason we got married isn’t old-fashioned — I actually think it’s kind of New Age,” Cyrus shared. “We’re redefining, to be f***ing frank, what it looks like for someone that’s a queer person like myself to be in a hetero relationship. A big part of my pride and my identity is being a queer person. What I preach is: People fall in love with people, not gender, not looks, not whatever. What I’m in love with exists on almost a spiritual level. It has nothing to do with sexuality. Relationships and partnerships in a new generation — I don’t think they have so much to do with sexuality or gender. Sex is actually a small part, and gender is a very small, almost irrelevant part of relationships.”

Cyrus also shared a statement she’d written for the purposes of the article.

“Being someone who takes such pride in individuality and freedom, and being a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community, I’ve been inspired by redefining again what a relationship in this generation looks like,” it reads. “Sexuality and gender identity are completely separate from partnership. I wore a dress on my wedding day because I felt like it, I straightened my hair because I felt like it, but that doesn’t make me become some instantly ‘polite hetero lady.’ (P.S.: Straight women are bada**, too.)”

Cyrus certainly isn’t being “polite” when it comes to President Trump. Despite admitting she “loved it” when the future president called her to congratulate her for twerking her way through the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, her opinion of Trump has since soured.

“And now he’s our president,” Cyrus told the magazine. “You know, I said I would move away if he became president. We all said a bunch of s*** we didn’t mean.

“Because we really thought: Maybe people will listen. Maybe people actually realize how detrimental this will be to our f***ing country if this happens. Obviously they didn’t. But for me to move away — what the f*** is that going to change? As someone who is so proud of being an activist, am I going to feel proud of myself just running away from, and leaving everyone else here to live under, a completely racist, sexist, hateful a**hole? You can’t leave everyone else to fend for themselves.”

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Miley Cyrus with her mother Tish during 'Monster House' Los Angeles Premiere at Mann Village Theater in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by Mirek Towski/FilmMagic)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) NEW YORK - DECEMBER 23: ***EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE*** Singer/Actress Miley Cyrus, father Billy Ray Cyrus and mother Leticia 'Tish' Cyrus pose as they visit backstage at 'Mamma Mia!' on Broadway at The Winter Garden Theater on December 23, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic
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Singer/actress Miley Cyrus and mother Leticia 'Tish' Cyrus arrives to the 2007 American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre on November 18, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Trish Cyrus and Miley Cyrus attend the 16th Annual Entertainment Industry Foundation's Revlon Run/Walk for Women on May 9, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Chris Weeks/WireImage)
Leticia Cyrus, singer Miley Cyrus, and Brandi Cyrus arrive at the 2008 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 23, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Leticia Cyrus, singer Miley Cyrus, and Brandi Cyrus arrive at the 2008 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 23, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 10: *Exclusive Coverage* Miley Cyrus and mother Tish Cyrus pose backstage at the hit rock musical 'Rock of Ages' on Broadway at The Brooks Atkinson Theater on November 10, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 09: Tish Cyrus and actress Miley Cyrus arrive at the Teen Choice Awards 2009 held at the Gibson Amphitheatre on August 9, 2009 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
©2009 RAMEY PHOTO May 23, 2009, Studio City, California Miley Cyrus and her mother Tish spend Saturday afternoon eating lunch at The Studio Cafe, and shopping at M. Fredric boutique and Royal Dutchess boutique. PR (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 30: Singer and actress Miley Cyrus (L) and her mother Leticia Cyrus leave JFK Airport on August 30, 2010 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - JUNE 20: Leticia Cyrus and Miley Cyrus pose backstage at the 21st Annual MuchMusic Video Awards at the MuchMusic HQ on June 20, 2010 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
Miley Cyrus and Tish Cyrus attends The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Singer-actress Miley Cyrus and mother Tish Cyrus arrive at The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Singer Miley Cyrus (R) and her mother Tish Cyrus (L) arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere 'Justin Bieber: Never Say Never' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on February 8, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Barry King/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 18: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE)(L-R) Billy Ray Cyrus, Tish Cyrus and Miley Cyrus pose backstage at the hit musical 'Chicago' on Broadway at The Ambassador Theater on November 18, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 24: Actress/singer Miley Cyrus (L) and Tish Cyrus attend Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XVIII held at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on March 24, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for CFN)
PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 24: Tish Cyrus, Muhammad Ali, and singer Miley Cyrus pose backstage during Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XVIII held at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa on March 24, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for CFN)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 12: Tish Cyrus, actress Mylie Cyrus and Brandi Cyrus arrive to the premiere of Lionsgate's 'The Hunger Games' at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on March 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Miley Cyrus and mother Tish Cyrus attend the Miley Cyrus 'Bangerz' Record Release Signing at Planet Hollywood Times Square on October 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 21: Miley Cyrus and Tish Cyrus attend the iHeartRadio Music Festival Village on September 21, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 29: Tish Cyrus and Miley Cyrus attend amfAR LA Inspiration Gala honoring Tom Ford at Milk Studios on October 29, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Tachman/Getty Images for amfAR)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 29: Singer Miley Cyrus (L) and mother Tish Cyrus arrive at the 2014 amfAR LA Inspiration Gala at Milk Studios on October 29, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Host Miley Cyrus, styled by Simone Harouche, (L) and producer Tish Cyrus attend the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Miley Cyrus (L) and Tish Cyrus backstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTV)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 21: Tish Cyrus (L) and singer Miley Cyrus attend the 2017 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/BBMA2017/Getty Images for dcp)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 07: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been shot in black and white. Color version not available.) Tish Cyrus (L) and Miley Cyrus attend the American Film Institute's 46th Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to George Clooney at Dolby Theatre on June 7, 2018 in Hollywood, California. 390073 (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Turner)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Tish Cyrus and recording artist Miley Cyrus attend the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for NARAS)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26: Former President Bill Clinton (C) poses with singer Miley Cyrus (L) and Tish Cyrus at MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Fleetwood Mac at Radio City Music Hall on January 26, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus and Tish Cyrus attend the 61st Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Tish Cyrus (L) and Miley Cyrus attend the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
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