Miley Cyrus this week tweeted a photo
in support of the LGBT community.
In the photo, a blue-colored pin with
the caption, “Homophobia IS A Social Disease” hangs on a
“My favorite accessory of the day.
#stopspreadinghate,” Cyrus messaged to her nearly 6 million
The photo attracted little attention,
but previous tweets from the 19-year-old pop singer have generated
plenty of controversy.
Last year, she chided GOP presidential
hopeful Rick Santorum for his opposition to gay marriage.
Referring to Santorum's 2003 remarks in
which he likened gay unions to “man on dog,” Cyrus messaged that
Urban Outfitters had donated to Santorum's previous campaigns. “'IF
WE ALLOW GAY MARRIAGE NEXT THING U KNOW PEOPLE WILL BE MARRYING GOLD
FISH' – Rick Santorum UO contributed $13,000 to this mans
When a follower challenged Cyrus, the
Hannah Montana star defended her stance.
“@MileyCyrus what happened to that
Christian girl from TN with descent moral values and a lot of heart?”
the follower messaged.
“what an ignorant statement. I don't
have 'alot of heart' cuz im not gonna be a closed minded hypocrite?
LOVE IS LOVE. GOD IS LOVE,” Cyrus messaged back.
For his part, Santorum brushed aside
the complaint, joking that he was holding out for Lindsay Lohan's
Cyrus: If Billy Ray Cyrus can support gay marriage, any man can.)