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Miley Cyrus On Lesbian Rumors: 'I'm Not Offended'

07/18/2013 09:39 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016
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Miley Cyrus is unfazed by rumors she is a lesbian. In fact, she takes any insinuation as a compliment.

When she chopped off her long locks and shaved the sides of her head for a super edgy, bleached-blonde style, the 20-year-old pop star triggered a controversy that even got her pegged as gay.

Everyone said I was a lesbian but I’m like, ‘Being a lesbian isn’t a bad thing. So if you think I look like I’m a lesbian, I’m not offended. You can call me much worse,'" she told the Toronto Sun on Tuesday. "I’ve been called much worse. Being a lesbian is a compliment more than what else they call me.”

The "We Can't Stop" singer has long been a supporter of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. In 2011, Cyrus got an equality sign tattooed on her middle finger in support of same-sex marriage. She has said her favorite fans are her gay fans, she praised Disney for introducing a same-sex couple and even tweeted about having sexy dreams about Katy Perry.

Last month, Cyrus stopped by the Facebook headquarters to help kick off LGBT Pride Month with the FB staff.

"I believe every American should be allowed the same rights and civil liberties," she wrote in an article for Glamour last year. "Without legalized same-sex marriage, most of the time you cannot share the same health benefits, you are not considered next of kin and you are not granted the same securities as a heterosexual couple. How is this different than having someone sit in the back of the bus because of their skin color?"

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