Teen idol Miley Cyrus knows a thing or two about controversy. The 19-year old singer and actress has a penchant for finding herself at the center of contentiousness. In recent months, Cyrus made headlines for creating a pro-Occupy song and music video. Additionally, there are those non-stop, pesky rumors about marijuana and drug use.
Earlier this week, the performer, once again, found herself at the center of yet another controversy — this time, it was a spat involving science, religion and Twitter.
The Huffington Post has more about how the incident unfolded:
The 19-year-old pop star and actress recently came under fire for tweeting the word “Beautiful” and a photo of theoretical physicist Laurence Krauss, with the quote: “You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded… So forget Jesus. Stars died so you could live.”
Cyrus’ haters and fans alike became enraged and wondered if the singer has given up her Christian faith, with some even telling her to go to hell.
Here’s the controversial image that Cyrus was commenting on:
The actress then went on to respond to her critics by asking, “How can people take the love out of science and bring hate into religion so easily?” She followed this tweet up with an Albert Einstein quote and a statement regarding how saddened she is by the way the world operates when it comes to addressing science and religion.
“It makes me sad to think the world is this way. Like Einstein says ‘Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind,'” she wrote.
It seems Cyrus’ response is an attempt to merge science and religion, while railing against “hate.” Of course, simply calling something beautiful doesn’t mean she was endorsing it. But the fallout from her very simplistic tweet is certainly worth noting.
(H/T: Huffington Post)