Pop star Miley Cyrus said in a new interview that she won't have kids due to environmental concerns, saying “the earth is angry.”
Cyrus spoke with Elle magazine in an interview published Friday, telling the publication that she refuses to have children “until I feel like my kid would live on an earth with fish in the water.”
Cyrus said that nature is female and “when she’s angry, don’t f--- with her. That’s the way that I feel women are like right now. The earth is angry.”
The singer said she isn't alone in her generation, saying that millennials don’t want to reproduce “because we know that the earth can’t handle it."
“We’ve been doing the same thing to the earth that we do to women. We just take and take and expect it to keep producing. And it’s exhausted. It can’t produce,” Cyrus said. “We’re getting handed a piece-of-shit planet, and I refuse to hand that down to my child. Until I feel like my kid would live on an earth with fish in the water, I’m not bringing in another person to deal with that.”
The former Disney Channel star said that women feel pressured to “keep the planet populated.”
“And when that isn’t a part of our plan or our purpose, there is so much judgment and anger that they try to make and change laws to force it upon you—even if you become pregnant in a violent situation,” Cyrus said. “If you don’t want children, people feel sorry for you, like you’re a cold, heartless bitch who’s not capable of love.”
"Why are we trained that love means putting yourself second and those you love first? If you love yourself, then what? You come first,” she added.
“With natural disasters, you don’t get a choice. You surrender,” she told Elle.