Evan Rachel Wood has defended a joke she made recently about Miley Cyrus’ sexuality following a wave of backlash she received from the star’s rabid fans.
After Cyrus shocked the world by chopping off her long hair last month, Wood took to her twitter page to joke, “I called it! Miley Cyrus is leaning toward gay.”
After receiving many hateful responses from Cyrus fans on the social network, Wood again took to her twitter page to defend her joke.
She writes, “Ok. To be clear. I believe you should be able to joke and have a sense of humor about everything. And I hate explaining, but just to be clear, I don’t judge people on how they look. Nor do I associate a hair style with sexuality.”
“I myself am bisexual and have always ‘joked’ about Miley giving me gay vibes. Not a bad thing! Just an observation. So I ‘joked’ when she cut her hair that it supported my case. But, I am not so close minded or into stereotypes or labeling. It was a joke.”
“I could (not) care less what gender she was attracted to. But don’t hate me for supporting her in whatever she chooses. It’s all fine by me.”
It’s the latest instance of fans taking it too far on Twitter, as Cyrus herself wasn’t even offended by the joke, reaching out to Wood and starting a friendship of their own.
Wood added, “Now Miley Cyrus and I are friends. Let this be a lesson to all of you.”