Miley Cyrus is known for embracing the “free the nipple” movement that started in the early 2010s. However, Instagram’s no-nudity policy often clashes with her beliefs, leading her to opt for braless outfits frequently. Miley has expressed that humans are not afraid of breasts, but it’s the exposure of nipples that causes controversy. During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live in 2015, she spoke about how her showing her breasts is not an issue, but the covering of her nipples somehow makes it acceptable.
According to Miley, America has no issues with tits, but they have a problem with nipples, which she finds ridiculous. She argues that everyone has nipples, but not everyone has the same size of jugs. She also expressed her confusion about the logic behind allowing showing underboob but not nipples. Miley’s campaign to free the nipple began when she left behind her teenage Disney persona and embraced her identity as an adult musician. She made bold moves such as cutting her hair short, breaking off her engagement to Liam Hemsworth, and fearlessly expressing her Sexuality.
The artist bared it all in her “Wrecking Ball” music video, leaving nothing but black combat boots on. This was followed by a bold move at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards where she wore a nude latex bra and underwear while performing a duet with Robin Thicke. This marked the end of her Hannah Montana days, breaking the mold into pieces. During her appearance on Kimmel in 2015, Miley shared some surprising details, including how her father would rather have her show off her breasts and be a good person than be fully clothed and be unpleasant. The host and audience were taken aback by her statement.
Miley Cyrus didn’t stop at just exposing her chest. She also made a statement claiming that people who don’t show off their bodies are often mean-spirited. According to her, you can’t be a jerk when you’re embracing your sexuality. Despite the backlash she’s received, Miley has continued to wear bold outfits without a bra and has pulled them off effortlessly.