Just a Heads-up: Miley Cyrus’s Red-Carpet Boycott Is Not About the Carpet Actually Being Red

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This week, Miley Cyrus announced in the pages of Elle magazine that she has launched a red-carpet boycott. She explained:

[A year ago] I had to do the [A Very Murray Christmas] premiere, and I will never do a red carpet again. Why, when people are starving, am I on a carpet that’s red? Because I’m ‘important’? Because I’m ‘famous’? That’s not how I roll. It’s like a skit — it’s like Zoolander.

This morning, on The Today Show, she doubled down on her stance — and also clarified that her chief objection to this time-honored celebrity ritual is not actually its red hue. “It’s not really about the color of the carpet,” she said. “It’s more about, especially women, we get yelled at [by photographers] to blow them a kiss, and I don’t feel like blowing you a kiss.”

She added: “I don’t want people to talk about what I’m wearing. That’s usually why I don’t wear too much.” Good strategy!