She Doesn't Apologize for 'Anything'

It's a new week, so you know what that means — another million stories in the tabloids about Miley Cyrus' every move. The first of what is sure to be many: According to E! Online, Miley Cyrus references her recent controversial behavior in her new MTV documentary, Miley: The Movement, and responds to critics of her twerking, her nudity (primarily in the "Wrecking Ball" video), and her proclivity for constantly sticking her tongue out with one simple sentence: "I don't apologize for anything."

Though there's no clip, the gossip site explains that Miley was "defiant" as she said it, and that she added, after: "It's a strategic hot mess ... if I wanted a raunchy sex show, I wouldn't have been dressed as a damned bear."

It says volumes about the media that they to be more content with slut-shaming Cyrus, who is legally an adult and can make her own decisions, just because she used to be a squeaky-clean, innocent when she was signed with Disney. No matter that her old look was manufactured — now that she's dressing provocatively and freely proclaiming to be comfortable with her sexuality, it must mean she's gone bad! It's okay to personally not be a fan of her twerking, or her MTV VMAs performance, but not just because she's being sexual — she's an adult, and can make her own decisions about her image and career. As The Gloss' Julia Sonenshein said about the response to Cyrus' VMA performance:

Is it possible ... that Miley feels good about her body to the point where she felt comfortable dancing around in a leotard in front of a nationally televised audience? That performance was a lot of things, but insecure it was not.

To her credit, Miley seems to know this. E! Online adds that the pop star referenced both Britney Spears and Madonna's experiences in the music industry when they began exhibiting a sexier look. "How many times have you seen this play out in pop?" she says, rightfully. "Madonna's done it. Britney [Spears has] done it."

You can check out all this and more in Miley's upcoming MTV documentary, Miley: The Movement, when it premieres on Oct. 2.