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19/07/2013 13:20 BST

Miley Cyrus: 'I Don't Mind People Calling Me A Lesbian'

So apparently some people seem to think that Miley Cyrus' new cropped hair cut means that she is a lesbian (quite how, we're not sure), but the singer isn't bothered - in fact, she'll take it as a compliment, thank you very much.

Miley has spoken to the Toronto Sun about the internet whisperings that started (despite the fact she is engaged to Liam Hemsworth) after she chopped off her long locks last year in favour of an edgy undercut do.

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Miley's new hair split opinion

“Everyone said I was a lesbian but I’m like, ‘Being a lesbian isn’t a bad thing. So if you think I look like I’m a lesbian, I’m not offended. You can call me much worse,'" she said.

"I’ve been called much worse. Being a lesbian is a compliment more than what else they call me."

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Miley as she was before her radical makeover

Miley has long been a vocal supporter of the LGBT community, and even had an equality sign tattooed on her middle finger in support of same-sex marriage in 2011.

She also voiced her support for gay marriage in an article for Glamour magazine last year.

"I believe every American should be allowed the same rights and civil liberties," she wrote.

"Without legalized same-sex marriage, most of the time you cannot share the same health benefits, you are not considered next of kin and you are not granted the same securities as a heterosexual couple. How is this different than having someone sit in the back of the bus because of their skin color?"

Hear hear, Miley.

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