Former Disney star Miley Cyrus is truly all grown up. At 26 years old, she’s now married to Australian actor and long-time partner Liam Hemsworth. But despite this, the singer says that she isn’t up for having children just yet.
Time for Kids
Speaking with Elle magazine, Cyrus revealed that her choice to postpone having kids is due to climate change. In the interview, she stated that she refused to hand the planet, in its current state, to her future offsprings. She would only bring babies into the world when she feels like her kids would be able to live on a planet with fish in its waters, Cyrus declared. Putting herself in the same boat as her fellow millennials, she also said that Earth won’t be able to handle people reproducing.
This belief seems to have been confirmed considering a poll done by Insider. Asking people between the ages 18 to 19 years old, the publication found out that 38% believe couples should consider climate change and its effects when considering the prospect of having children.
Meanwhile, Cyrus’ husband agrees when it comes to not having kids yet. He has different reasons though. In an interview with GQ Australia, the 29-year-old actor said that they’d have kids someday when they don’t have so many dogs at home anymore. While there’s humor to Hemsworth’s reply, their 14 or so pets would definitely make caring for a baby extra difficult.
Nature and Women
In the same Elle interview, Cyrus also went into detail on her beliefs about the connection between the treatment of women in society and the way Earth is treated. According to Cyrus, people are doing the same thing to women and the planet. Because of the take and take approach of people, she says that women and Earth have grown exhausted to the point that they can no longer produce.
What more, she says that women’s ability to give birth has become both a gift as well as a curse. Women are often expected to ‘keep the planet populated’ and receive criticism whenever some women don’t plan on doing so. Cyrus then described what life is like for women who have revealed that they aren’t planning to have children saying how people often feel sorry for them or call them cold or heartless.
In relation to her personal beliefs, the singer has redirected her music towards a theme of female empowerment. Her latest EP, ‘She Is Coming’, has a single called ‘Mother’s Daughter‘. The lead song, co-written by Cyrus herself, talks about the strong duo relationship that exists between a mother and a daughter. It also has references to her own mother’s encouragement that Cyrus would ‘make it’.