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Miley Cyrus Celebrates Chelsea Manning’s Freedom

Miley Cyrus Celebrates Chelsea Manning's FreedomMiley Cyrus has a tendency to get all up in her feelings when it comes to politics. Her latest outburst wasn’t such a downer like the one she shared after the election. Miley recently took to Instagram to celebrate the fact that President Barack Obama’s administration announced that it had commuted the vast majority of Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning’s sentence. The news sent shockwaves through various communities, but the reception was much more positive than other recent news.

Miley shared a post from Laura Jane Grace, the frontwoman of the punk band Against Me! The post is a photo of a flyer with the words “FREE CHELSEA” above the most famous photo of the whistleblower. Someone made some digital changes to the photo to commemorate the news that the mission has been accomplished.

Chelsea was a soldier in the U.S. Army when she leaked classified documents to WikiLeaks. Following her court-martial, she announced that she is transgender. She served seven years in prison–reportedly the longest time served behind bars by any whistleblower in U.S. history. President Obama commuted the remainder of her 35-year sentence, and Chelsea will be free on May 17, 2017.

See what Miley had to say about the news about Chelsea below.

(Photo credit: Miley Cyrus Instagram account)

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