During an interview on Lifetime’s The Conversation With Amanda de Cadenet,” when asked about her the reception she’s received in the past for provocative attire, Miley said:
“I take it as a compliment. Thank you for thinking I’m sexy!”
Cyrus adds that she was shocked by the backlash when she started donning skimpier outfits, highlighted by outrage over a Vanity Fair photo shoot in 2008.
“People are so scared of seeing a woman being like, ‘This is who I am and you’re not going to change it,’” she said.
That attitude also led to the release of “Can’t Be Tamed” and its accompanying, R-rated music video.
“Even just the title of that, for a woman to say she can’t be tamed… for a woman in the world with my face saying ‘I can’t be tamed’ when that’s really all people wanted to do, I think proves how sexist people still really are,” she believes.
source ; thehollywoodgossip.com