Miley Cyrus Is *Really* Done with Red Carpets

She's tired of being "yelled at."

She's tired of being "yelled at."
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Miley Cyrus wasn't kidding about being done with red carpets. Earlier this month, she explained to Elle why she was boycotting them going forward.

"Why, when people are starving, am I on a carpet that's red? Because I'm 'important'? Because I'm 'famous'?" she said, explaining her reasoning. "That's not how I roll. It's like a skit—it's like Zoolander."

Okay, fair enough. But if you thought Cyrus was just having a bad day or would quickly reconsider her stance on red carpets, think again. The singer doubled down on her statement Friday morning in an interview on the Today show, E! Online reported.

"It's really not about the color of the carpet," Cyrus explained. "It's more about, especially women, we get yelled at to blow [the photographers] a kiss, and I don't feel like blowing you a kiss. They yell, 'Blow us a kiss!' Like what is going on? Who are you? And then you're just kind of putting yourself out there for people to talk."

Cyrus makes some valid points. Red carpets do tend to be objectifying, especially for women, and if that environment makes her uncomfortable, we can't fault her wanting to pass on walking carpets in the future.

"I don't want people to talk about what I'm wearing. That's usually why I don't wear too much, but they make me wear clothes on The Voice and on the Today show, so this is what I chose," she said, referring to the very tablecloth-y, red checkered ensemble she wore to the interview.

So there you have it, two mysteries solved: Why Cyrus is done with red carpets and why her wardrobe is so colorful and unique.

Kayleigh Roberts
Weekend Editor

Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.