No one would ever say that Miley Cyrus is the sort of person that shies away from attention, which is why it might come as a surprise that she’s retiring from red carpets. And her reasoning is… confusing.
“I had to do the [A Very Murray Christmas] premiere , and I will never do a red carpet again,” she told ELLE. “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.” Sorry, Cyrus, but from what I can tell (and given the fact that you’re on the cover of ELLE magazine talking about red carpets) that seems to be exactly how you roll.
What do starving people have to do with being on a red carpet (aside from the people who starve themselves in order to look their thinnest on said red carpet)? In fact, couldn’t Cyrus take red carpet interviews as an opportunity to talk about philanthropic issues that are, apparently, important to her? Maybe she could walk half naked holding some sort of protest or call to action sign?
Faulty reasoning aside, walking a red carpet does seem like a pain in the arse (to me, at least), but even if it isn’t a celeb’s most favorite thing, you suck it up because you’re out there to promote something and your producers/record label/director/studio etc are counting on you. If Cyrus intends to go on starring in TV specials like Murray’s disappointing Christmas variety show, you better believe those appearances are going to be in her contract anyway.
But until then, if you’re going to miss Cyrus’ wacky outfits on the carpets that are red, don’t fret, she still posts plenty of selfies on her Instagram, something that definitely has absolutely nothing to do with that Justin Bieber scene in Zoolander 2.