In yet another instance of people taking social media and teens too seriously, Miley Cyrus has yet again felt the dark side of having a Twitter account. Ms. Cyrus, 19, is suffering backlash for posting a picture that some of her followers deemed to be a blasphemous slight against Jesus. Cyrus tweeted a photo of theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss, featuring a scandalous caption that read:
“You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements (carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, all the things that matter for evolution) weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in stars. So forget Jesus. Stars died so you can live.”
Cyrus also added the word "Beautiful" to her tweet.
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) March 1, 2012
A teen pop idol, calling high school yearbook-level existential detritus on her Twitter account that mentions the words forget Jesus "beautiful" is not good sometimes in America. So, some of her followers chimed in, many offering predictable replies that questioned her faith, and whether or not her fame has caused her to backslide. Here are a few more surrounding Cyrus' new science:
@MileyCyrus You're uterly retarded aren't you?
I don't know…
In response to the controversy,
Cyrus' handlers Cyrus posted a quote from Einstein:
It makes me sad to think the world is this way. Like Einstein says "Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind."
Trace Cyrus, half-brother of Miley, posted this on his Twitter, soon after Miley posted the controversial picture in question:
And there you have it.