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Miley Cyrus: "I'm One of the Biggest Feminists in the World"

RCA RecordsWhile critics have pointed to Miley Cyrus' racy performances as evidence that show biz sexualizes and objectifies young women, Miley herself has a very different opinion of the situation.  To her, she's striking a blow for feminism.

Speaking to BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat, Miley explains that she feels that there's a "double standard"  for men and women when it comes to body image, and says,  "I feel like I'm one of the biggest feminists in the world because I tell women to not be scared of anything."  Also, she says that she knows that she's a "good person," no matter what her critics say.

As for her most recent stunt -- appearing to blaze up onstage during the MTV European Music Awards -- Miley responds, "I never worry about what I do on stage making me look bad. I think people, if they actually knew me, would be surprised at how normal I am. I'm definitely crazy but I'm normal."

"I feel like [I am] socially probably more acceptable than a lot of people in this industry because I've just always grown up around this and so I never have any kind of attitude," she insists.

And Miley says that she doesn't really care how much people talk about her: that's the whole idea. "Every time you talk about me, you're bringing more awareness to me and... my record," she explains. "If you have good songs I think you can wear anything or do anything, just be able to back it up by what you're doing."

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