Miley Cyrus criticises Urban Outfitters over anti-gay campaign support
American pop singer Miley Cyrus has taken aim at the president of Urban Outfitters on Twitter, criticising his alleged financial contributions to a right-wing anti-gay political campaign.
According to the Vancouver Sun “Cyrus took aim at Urban Outfitters following reports that the company stole a necklace design from a jewelry artist in Chicago (which the Philadelphia-based fashion-and-accessories chain “unequivocally” denies), as well as Urban Outfitters president Richard Hayne’s contributions to right-wing Republican Senator Rick Santorum and his Political Action Committee.”
Cyrus Tweeted, “Love that everybody is hating on Urban Outfitters. Not only do they steal from artists but every time you give them money you help finance a campaign against gay equality.”
Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, has consistently championed “family values” and social conservatism. He also wrote a book titled It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good.
This is not the first time Cyrus has Tweeted her support for LGBT rights. Back in 2008 When former Miss California, Carrie Prejean, expressed her belief that marriage should only be between a man and a woman, Cyrus tweeted to celebrity blogger Perez Hilton: “God’s greatest commandment is to love, and judging is not loving. I am a Christian and I love you – gay or not. Because you are no different that [sic] anyone else! We are all God’s children!”