The only party in the USA Miley Cyrus is here for requires collectively casting our ballots for the upcoming Nov. 3 election.
On an episode of the Sydney, Australia-based Fitzy & Wippa podcast yesterday (Sept. 13), the hosts asked Cyrus how important the upcoming American presidential election was to her.
“Listen, I’m 27… I know I’ve never experienced an election this important before, and I’m not sure that I ever will again, I hope not in my lifetime that the stakes will be as they are now. I can’t express the importance enough especially of young people getting out there and being active and making sure that their friends, their family are voting, and have their information about whether it’s mailing in, about the state of our country right now,” she said. “The hate, the pain, it’s just crucial that we get out there and make changes, and we have someone fit for the job running our country.”
With the coronavirus pandemic occurring in tandem with the election year, the “Midnight Sky” singer isn’t using her voice to preach a “Don’t worry. Be happy” mantra. In fact, she believes the worry has been a “healthy” drive for Americans to take the pandemic and the election more seriously.
“I think young people are really stepping up to the plate, really taking charge and getting mobilized. And I think it’s also the dedication, working and advocating tirelessly…. I think that it’s kind of rock bottom here right now, and so I think that if it’s desperate times, that’s when people really step up,” Cyrus said. “I don’t believe in ‘Don’t worry. Be happy.’ I believe that worry is healthy. Worry is why we’re washing our hands, why we’re wearing our masks, why we’re keeping our distance. I don’t believe in optimism, I believe in realism and not saying, ‘Everything is going to be okay.’ Nothing is just the way that it is. You have to work for it, and I think that we’re realizing that now.”
Listen to Cyrus’ Fitzy & Wippa podcast episode here.