Far be it from us to correct Miley Cyrus, but when she quoted theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss, she got some of the words wrong and missed a sentence or two. On Thursday night (March 1), the teen idol tweeted a picture of the scientist along with the words, “You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements (the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution) weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in stars. So, forget Jesus. The stars died so you could live.”
Miley’s misquoting is not what got her followers all riled up. That whole “forget Jesus” part isn’t sitting so well with fans. From the indignant (“so are you no longer a Christian? Forget Jesus??? Seriously? What has happened to you out there in the famous world? What????”) to the condensed (“wtf”), Miley managed to ignite some ire.
If Miley really meant what she tweeted — as opposed to say, just being a fan of science — she’s done quite the 180 from her stance on religion in 2010. In an interview with Parade, Miley said, “I am a Christian. Jesus is who saved me. He’s what keeps me full and whole.”
This recent tweet is just the latest in a long line of Miley publicly challenging traditional views of Christianity. When the 19-year-old celeb got a tattoo of an equals sign and wrote “ALL LOVE is equal” on her Twitter page, many saw her standing up for gay marriage as a sign she was abandoning her faith. “[A] lot of people mocked me — they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love,’” Miley told Glamour in February of 2012.
At the end of the day, Miley is just a girl tweeting about being made of stardust. No one ever got this mad at Moby for doing that.
Sources: Twitter, Patheos, Glamour, Parade
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