Miley Cyrus Admits She's 'No Idea' What Pandemic Means Thanks to Hollywood Privilege
Singer says she's sheltered and has 'no idea what this pandemic is like'
Actress and singer Miley Cyrus has admitted her Hollywood privilege has sheltered her from knowing what the true devastation of the coronavirus pandemic really feels like.
The singer has found an outlet to discuss the unknowns of the pandemic through her new Instagram live talk show "Bright Minded."
"This isn't Covid-19, what I'm experiencing," Cyrus told WSJ. Magazine.
"My life has been pushed pause on, but really I have no idea what this pandemic is like," Cyrus added.
But Cyrus has welcomed Democrats like Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., to her show for candid conversations on 'staying positive' amid the global crisis, despite not really knowing what the pandemic is like.
"I am comfortable in my space and able to put food on my table, and [I am] financially stable, and that's just not the story for a lot of people," Cyrus continue.
Cyrus also admitted she'd booked high-profile stars for the show just using direct messages on social media.
"I'm sure a lot of the hesitation for other people saying yes to doing the show is because it almost doesn't feel right for celebrities to share our experience. Because it just doesn't compare," she said.
The Hollywood bubble
In March, the true detachment from Hollywood to ordinary people was revealed when "Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot and other celebrities cover of John Lennon's famous song "Imagine" to inspire hope, but instead receiving furious backlash.
"This show makes people nervous because it's not the usual talk show format. It's intimate, and you don't have your team when you're [filmling] at home," Cyrus said.
"You don't have your publicist and your glam and all the things. You're letting people into your space, and you're controlling the tech and all that stuff."
"Many of these issues are being highlighted because of Covid-19, but they existed before, and they're going to continue to exist and get worse."
"A lot of what I've represented in my entire career is individuality and gender identity and sexual identity."
"So yeah, I would love to create a platform where individuality is highlighted and a place for good news and light and activism and optimism and highlighting the folks doing really big work who don't always get the attention that is deserved."