Miley Cyrus flashes new tattoo supporting gay rights
Miley Cyrus has added a seventh tattoo, this time choosing an equal sign to symbolize her support for gay rights.
"ALL LOVE is equal," Cyrus said Friday via Twitter, including a picture of the new ink, above right.
But not all who love Miley were treated equally by one another in the wake of Cyrus' reply to a follower who disagreed: "Where does it say in the bible to judge others? Oh right. It doesn't. GOD is the only judge honey," said the 18-year-old actress and singer, who has previously tweeted in favor of gay-marriage rights..
The follower, @MileyCyrusLuver, explained the objection by citing another Bible verse, then expressed surprise about another important matter: "1 Corinthians 6:9-11 explains why I don't support it. And omg I can't believe you replied to me!!"
But Cyrus' reply had the unfortunate side effect of sparking a fan-on-fan Twitter brawl. Cyrus tried to call off the hounds, saying: "Dude everyone lay off @MileyCyrusLuver Love u! Everyone is entitled 2 opinions! 'if u don't stand 4 something you'll fall for anything.' :)"
Still, on Sunday @MileyCyrusLuver was still fielding attack tweets, even after saying Saturday, "For the record!! @MileyCyrus DIDN'T make me cry. She was just replying back. Don't blame her. What made me cry was the death threats."
Gotta love it -- and by "love it," we mean "hate it" -- when an expression of tolerance gives birth to multiple expressions of intolerance toward those who disagree.
Getting back to the tattoo and the photo, don't be offended by Miley's choice of finger: Look again and you'll see that's the put-a-ring-on-it digit, not the put-a-sock-in-it one (albeit on her right hand, not the left).
The Ministry gives full permission, however, to be offended by the manicure.
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-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photos: Miley Cyrus in May, left; Cyrus newest tattoo. Credits: Ronaldo Schemidt / AFP/Getty Images; @MileyCyrus