It isn’t easy for Disney-bred pop singers to transition from being Bible Belt Christian role models to adults with their own political views, but add the formerly irrelevant Miss America Pageant, Twitter and Perez Hilton to the mix and they’ve found the loophole in the Bible that The Beatles exploited 40 years ago: Love.
“I am a christian and i love you – gay or not,” Miley Cyrus tweeted at Perez Hilton in the wake of the controversy about his questioning Miss California, Carrie Prejean, on gay marriage. “BECAUSE you are no different that anyone else! we are all gods children! i am not saying this so would be nice on your site (though that would be nice jk;) but because the LORD has spoken ‘love cuz god loves’.” One little tweet and suddenly Mr. Lavandeira’s shameless gossip blog stopped calling her “Slutty Cyrus.”
For some celebs, Twitter takes away the publicity filter formerly curated by their handlers. And that might not be a bad thing. Only hours after Cyrus came out in support of gay marriage and squashed her beef with Perez, it was announced that the soundtrack to her Hannah Montana movie hit number one. “And now she can count on her gay fans!” Hilton added.
Now Britney’s hopped aboard the “All You Need Is Love” train, via Twitter (3rd sentence was deleted): “Love is love!” she wrote. “People should be able to do whatever makes them happy. I have lots of gay and lesbian friends and I want to see them get married.”
It’s amazing how progressive one becomes when they get bigger than Jesus.