Miley Cyrus Responds After Being Groped and Choked by a Fan | 22 Words

Celebrities are no stranger to flashing cameras, countless headlines and pretty much zero privacy, but what about when their own fans cross the line?

Fans have had a long history of getting way too up-close-and-personal with celebs - from Avril Lavigne claiming to receive a dead rabbit as a gift from an obsessive fan to Britney Spears's stalker, many of our favorite stars have had unfortunate incidents with crazed "fans".

Now, it seems that singer, Miley Cyrus, is the next victim, and she had something very important to say following the incident...

Miley Cyrus burst onto our screens as Hannah Montana on the popular Disney show.

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The then thirteen-year-old starred alongside her country singer dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, in the hit show Hannah Montana, which debuted in 2006. The star played a grade-school student who lives a double life as an international pop star. The series had a four-year run until, much to fan's disappointment, filming stopped in late 2010

Cyrus also starred in the film version of the show...

Just a year before the hit Disney show came to an end, the show took to the box office, seeing Cyrus star alongside her Hannah Montana cast in Hannah Montana: The Movie.

After becoming a teen sensation, the singer quickly showed signs that she wanted to move on from her teenage Disney persona.

Following her Disney stardom, the star featured in a Vanity Fair photo-shoot which some accused of being "provocative" - the first sign that the star was becoming restless in her Hannah Montana role. At the time, she issued an apology for the controversial shoot.

But the star recently retracted her apology for the controversial Vanity shoot...

Just last year, a decade on from the photo-shoot, the singer took to Twitter to say that she's no longer sorry about the shoot.

Following her Disney fame, the star has enjoyed a successful music career.

The singer released two albums while starring in Hannah Montana - producing several singles, including the popular 2009 hits "Party in the U.S.A.," and "The Climb".

In the same year that we waved goodbye to Hannah Montana, the star began her on-off relationship with now-husband, Liam Hemsworth.

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The two first met on the set of Nicholas Sparks's film, The Last Song, in 2009, where they starred opposite each other as love interests.

In 2012, the pop powerhouse debuted that infamous bleach blonde hair...

We well and truly kissed goodbye to Hannah Montana when the star debuted her bleach blonde pixie cut, marking a change of direction for the singer...

It was definitely clear that Cyrus's Disney days were behind her when she released this music video...

The star's single, "We Can't Stop," from her fourth album Bangerz, showed us a different side to the then 21-year-old. As well as for her music videos, around this time, the star attracted headlines for her rebellious antics, too. From smoking marijuana to getting tatted up, Cyrus was hot tabloid news.

Two years later and Cyrus and Hemsworth are back on.

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After a rocky few years, the pair got back together in 2016, much to fan's joy.

A clean slate for the star...

In 2017, the pop sensation announced that she was done with drugs, putting the wild Miley behind her. Last year, the fresh-faced singer also released her popular hit, "Malibu," a love song about her relationship with Liam Hemsworth.

She also became a judge on The Voice US.

The star joined the hit US reality show for its tenth season.

Oh, and she also married long-term partner Liam Hemsworth in secret...

After the ceremony, the star posted images of the happy couple to her Instagram.

Most recently, the singer has been in Barcelona, appearing at the Primavera Sound Festival.

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Barcelona is one of many pit-stops in a string of festivals that the star is performing at this year.

The appearances come during the release of her highly-anticipated latest album, She is Coming.

The singer has been teasing its release for some time.

All was well and good until a fan majorly crossed the line...

In a video that surfaced online, a fan can be seen trying to kiss and "grope" the star, as she and Hemsworth tried to get into their car on Sunday.

People have been taking to Twitter to call out the "assault".

One user wrote how celebs are not "just a thing you can grab".

Some were even blaming the security...

One Twitter-user urged the star to "hire more security that can actually do the job".

Others called the behavior "disgusting".

This Twitter-user wrote how disgusting the fan acted towards the star.

Another called out how aggressive the fan was...

In response to the video, this Twitter-user wrote how the fan was "too aggressive" and that the incident was "ridiculous".

The video went viral online.

The video is spreading like wildfire online, being picked up by news outlets across the globe.

Ironically, the video surfaced as the singer is in the middle of a women's rights campaign.

The singer is currently promoting her joint campaign with Marc Jacobs and Planned Parenthood. But, last night, she took a break from tweeting about the collaboration to speak out about the video.

Here's what she had to say...

The star wrote that nobody should be grabbed without their consent, under any circumstance. She finished her tweet using the hashtag #don'tfuckwithmyfreedom, lyrics from her latest single, "Mother's daughter". But, just wait until you read the responses that the star got from "fans"...

People were blaming the singer for the fan attack.

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After the video hit the headlines, the singer received several nasty comments about the attack.

Some even said that she was "asking for it"...

It might be 2019, but it seems as though some people still haven't grasped the idea of consent. In response to a TMZ article, this man claimed that the attack was the singer's fault because of the way that she "acts".

But the star kept her held held high and responded in the best way.

The star posted a screenshot of the comments in response to the video. Using the hashtag #stillnotaskingforit, the singer continued to champion the message of consent.

This user took to Twitter to discuss how "disgusting" the comments that were blaming the singer were.

"It’s 2019, have we not learned by now that someone’s clothing or how they portray themselves on social media or literally anything else do NOT = consent???," they wrote.

Many of her fans rushed to Twitter to show their support.

This fan praised the singer for using her platform to speak out about consent.

She has even been hailed as a "feminist icon" following her response.

This fan wrote that the star is a feminist icon for this generation.

However, one fan pointed out that the attack may not have been an entirely sexual issue.

One fan pointed out that obsessive "stan," or fan, culture may be to blame for the attack on the singer. "Obviously no one should be groped, that's disgusting, but obsessive fans who don't understand boundaries are truly scary people," wrote the user.

As for now, the singer has not commented further on the incident.

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She's been active online since tweeting about the video, but only to continue to promote her music and her latest campaign with Planned Parenthood. Regardless of the response, we hope that the star is okay.