Shailene Woodley’s Message to Miley Cyrus Haters: ‘It’s None of Your Business What She Does’

The “Fault in Our Stars” actress just doesn’t understand why parents just don’t understand that Cyrus is just being herself

Last Updated: July 16, 2014 @ 4:26 PM

Shailene Woodley wants people to stop criticizing Miley Cyrus for being Miley Cyrus.

The “Fault in Our Stars” leading lady defended the pop star’s antics in the July issue of Vanity Fair.

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“Miley isn’t rude or mean or cruel to anyone in her actions,” Woodley said. “She just does herself. And regardless of whether you agree with what she’s doing or not, it’s none of your business what she does.”

Cyrus, a former Disney child star, made America clutch its collective pearls when she stripped down at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards and twerked all over married singer Robin Thicke. Since then, she’s expressed that she loves smoking pot and being naked.

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Woodley doesn’t understand why the 21-year-old singer’s risqué image bothers parents — who include Woodley’s “Divergent” co-star Kate Winslet — and advises they focus on their own children instead of Billy Ray Cyrus’ daughter.

“If you don’t want your kids to watch it, you know, you can change that situation at home, but don’t make a big deal of what she’s doing,” Woodley said. “Make a big deal about the bullies at school who are beating kids up.”