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Miley Cyrus Tweets Powerful Message After Being Grabbed And Forcibly Kissed By A Fan

After a video came out showing a man grabbing and forcibly kissing singer Miley Ray Cyrus as she makes her way through a crowd of fans, Cyrus herself tweeted footage of the incident with a message demanding that her right to consent be respected.

“She can be wearing what she wants. She can be a virgin. She can be sleeping with 5 different people,” Cyrus tweeted. “She can be with her husband. She can be with her girlfriend. She can be naked. She CAN’T be grabbed without her consent.”

This was followed up with the hashtag “#DontF*ckWithMyFreedom,” a line from the opening track of her recently released EP “She Is Coming.”

The incident took place in Barcelona, Spain, where Cyrus is headlining the Primavera Sound festival. As she and her husband were making their way from the hotel to their car, a man was caught on video reaching over and grabbing her hair, then reaching in front of her to presumably grope her, then pulls her to him and kisses her on the cheek without her consent.

The video appears to have originally been posted by Spanish Twitter user Alvaro. In the video, fans can be heard laughing at the assault, with one saying “so cute.”

Miley Cyrus, however, did not find it funny. Not only did she post the video with commentary from The Talk denouncing the non-consensual grabbing, she later tweeted a screenshot of commenters blaming her for her own assault because of the way she dresses. What year is it again?

Cyrus then doubled down on her Instagram account, posting a photo of herself topless and grinning with what looks like two peeled grapefruits held in front of her breasts with the caption “DON’T F*CK WITH MY FREEDOM.” She also tagged Planned Parenthood, an organization that is all about the importance of consent and bodily autonomy.

In spite of the unfortunate amount of victim blaming and slut shaming from people who forgot to enter the 21st century, most of the comments on Miley’s empowering messages have been supportive.

2019 is the year that victim blamers and shamers get dunked directly into the trash where they belong.