Miley Cyrus Responds After Being Groped and Choked by a Fan

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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…

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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”.

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.

“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.

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

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.

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.