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Miley Cyrus hits out at all the people who judged her during her most controversial moments

Miley Cyrus hits out at all the people who judged her during her most controversial moments

The singer reflected on that notorious 2013 MTV Video Music Awards performance.

Miley Cyrus has hit out at all the critics who judged her during her most 'controversial' moments.

The singer recently sat down with British Vogue to speak about her new album, Endless Summer Vacation, and she reflected on her most highly publicized moments.

She recalled how once she had wrapped up Disney Channel's Hannah Montana, she established more of an adult image with an explosive performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.

This new era of Miley was her attempt 'divide herself from a character she played'.

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Credi: Newscom / Alamy Stock Photo

Throw in some booty shorts, a foam finger, and Robin Thicke - Hannah Montana died on that very stage that night.

And while the singer managed to distance herself from her pre-teen persona, it was not without criticism.

The 'Flowers' singer told British Vogue that following the fallout from the notorious performance, she carried around 'guilt and shame' for years.

“Now that I’m an adult, I realize how harshly I was judged. I was harshly judged as a child by adults and now, as an adult, I realize that I would never harshly judge a child," she added.

But the 30-year-old likes to joke about the intense media scrutiny she's endured.

Recently, when a friend asked her for some hot skincare tips, she responded with a tabloid magazine from a decade ago in which they’d highlighted her acne and headlined it 'A Breakout Year!'

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“Right? Like who thought that I was not a person who would be hurt by that? Like I was clearly a 20-year-old girl. Sure, at 20 I was like every 20-year-old. You think you’re grown, but now I’m like, ‘Oh, no, I was fully a kid,'" she said.

Even now, the singer said she still finds media coverage of her life bizarre, explaining one of the headlines she recently stumbled across.

"I was reading this thing the other day about women in the industry who don’t have children, and I was on the list,” she said while adding that Oprah, Helen Mirren and Dolly were also on that list.

But Cyrus knows now that while in the midst of putting out new music and promoting it, she makes sure to prioritize her mental health before a 'pay cheque'.

"I freed up space for myself to be with friends and family doing what I love, which is working out, eating well, learning ways about how to enhance my life, staying dedicated to practices and protocols that are specifically designed for me," she added.

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Topics: Music, Celebrity, News, Miley Cyrus