Everyone is quick to hate on Miley Cyrus. Whether it's her twerking, her bizarre music videos, or her love of baring it all and smoking pot, it's fair to say that she makes a lot of people uncomfortable. It's no wonder that plenty of people out there like to slam the former child star and paint her as a spoiled, reckless brat.
But not so fast! Miley Cyrus may be outrageous, but she's also learned to embrace her role model status, even doing (dare we say it) GOOD for the world! Yes, Miley Cyrus is actually making a difference in this universe!
Not only does she work with dozens of charities, giving her time, her money, her name, and even her body to help people less fortunate than she is (a.k.a. nearly everyone), she also started her own foundation to help people in need. Here's a list of things Miley Cyrus has done that prove she's actually a good role model.
She Went To Haiti To Distribute Hearing Aids
When she was 18, Cyrus took two trips to Haiti with the Starkey Hearing Foundation to help fit and distribute over 400 Haitians who needed hearing aids. After the trip, Cyrus tweeted: "This second mission to Haiti was just as impactful to me as the first one. I grew up around music and couldn't imagine what it would be like for my siblings and me, if we couldn't hear the magic of music."Source: The Daily Mail
She Sang To A Cancer Patient On Stage
At a concert in Los Angeles in 2009, Cyrus brought a young girl on stage who was suffering from cancer. She turned her song "The Climb" into a duet, letting the little girl perform with her idol.
She Came Out As Bisexual And Preaches Gender Equality
Not only has Miley Cyrus come out as bisexual, but she even got a tattoo of the gay rights and gender equality sign on her finger. Miley has participated in the NoH8 campaign against discrimination in California, and she even quit Twitter at one point because of certain fans who did not support gay marriage.Source: MTV News
She Dropped $500,000 To AMFAR At One Event
In 2014 Cyrus donated over $500,000 dollars in one evening at an event for AMFAR to raise funds for HIV/AIDS research. She spent $300,000 on a photograph, then simply donated $200,000 more because she could.
Cyrus said, "If I'm going to have a voice I would like to start an open dialogue about prevention and awareness and how people in the world have been affected by HIV and AIDS. Hopefully, I could break down people's walls that have been built up around sexuality. I'm obviously not too embarrassed to talk about these things, especially with young people."
Source: Perez Hilton