“It became something that was expected of me. I didn’t want to show up to photo shoots and be the girl who would get my tits out and stick out my tongue. In the beginning, it was kind of like saying, ‘Fuck you. Girls should be able to have this freedom or whatever.’ But it got to a point where I did feel sexualized. Even at the Met Gala, everyone had their boobs out, everyone had their ass out, so what’s punk about that now?It’s more punk actually for me to not. People were so shocked by some of the things I did. It should be more shocking that when I was 11 or 12, I was put in full hair and makeup, a wig, and told what to wear by a group of mostly older men.”
– Pop star Miley Cyrus on her image change.