Miley Cyrus is taking cues form the Vatican for the latest part of her revitalized good girl act. The singer took to Instagram to share a request from Pope Francis in the hope that her followers would get on board. The Pope has asked everyone in the world to engage in a minute of silent prayer at 1:00 P.M. in their local time zone on Thursday. And Miley thinks it could make a difference.
“This sounds like a great idea!” Miley wrote in a caption on an Instagram post about the event. “This might just change everythiiiiing!”
The news may come as a surprise to some given Miley’s usual advocacy work. The “Malibu” singer has been a vocal supporter of transgender people, and has even opened up about identifying as gender fluid. Her politics and identity are seemingly at odds with the Pope’s stances on trans issues. Pope Francis has condemned efforts to educate children about trans experiences in the past.
“Today, in schools they are teaching this to children–to children!–that everyone can choose their gender,” the Pope said last year in remarks criticized by LGBTQ advocacy groups. Despite his progressive stance on homosexuality, the Pope has been less accepting of trans people, saying, “This is against nature.”
Miley may be taking cues from him to make the world a better place, but might not like his ideas about protecting trans kids.
See Miley’s post below.
(Photo credit: Miley Cyrus Instagram account)