Breaking: Miley Cyrus Gets Alternative Lifestyle Haircut, is Probably Still Not Gay

In what can only be called the most shocking short haircut move since Emma Watson, Miley Cyrus has trimmed her flowing locks into a Megan Rapinoe-esque alternative lifestyle haircut. Cyrus took to her Twitter account to announce and show pictures of her bun chopping day.

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Despite her West Side Story quote, I’m guessing this is not actually big coming out moment for Cyrus. It is likely just a celebration of the feeling of being 19 years-old and free from the Disney Channel. However, if Cyrus is as much of a trendsetter as I suspect she might be, it is about to get really difficult to tell a fellow queer girl from the sea of girls just bein’ Miley.

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        I have never consciously thought of that before. I would never ever wear a matching necklace/bracelet set. That’s like something my grandmother would do…

        Is that a queer thing? Can we do a study to find if this is generalizable? Ya know, since we no longer have the hair. (Which, btw, I think rocks so hard, Miley, as I already tweeted to you last night! You do you, girl!)

  1. how dare she tease me like that! I already have to deal with the “hipsters”… gay or hipster. Now alternative lifestyle haircuts on the straights. How am i ever going to be able to talk someone into making out with me…

  2. I’m actually pretty grateful to Miley for helping to normalize short hair cuts on girls. It isn’t much in the greater scheme of things, but maybe it’ll make society less oppressive toward non-binary confirming traits.

  3. I think Miley having an ALH could be useful for femmes. Think about it, if straight and gay ladies officially start sharing all of the haircuts, then we are gonna be forced to get better at paying attention to BOTH straight and gay looking ladies, right? We’ll finally stop believing we know which one is which just by looking at their gender expression.

    I know hipsters did that for me, a little bit.

  4. I take issue with the phrase “alternative lifestyle.” Who says it is an alternative or a lifestyle? It’s who a person is – not a choice! It makes it sound like one is taking on a persona, when really they are being authentic in who they are.

  5. Miley gets a short haircut so let’s discuss whether this makes her a lesbian or not??? Wow. Just…. Wow.

    BTW since when did a fricking HAIRSTYLE become an alternative lifestyle choice???? I’ve seen edgier do’s on ANTM!

  6. This looks totally adorable, and I hate that it has to be Miley Cyrus but she pulls it off perfectly! Glad she feels more like herself. One day I’ll have the guts to get an awesome ‘do too.

  7. Okay, so, the first time I saw the pics of Miley’s new ‘do on tumblr, I totes thought it was Lauren Lopez from Starkid, in her Draco Malfoy wig.

    So, basically, I’ve had “Granger Danger” stuck in my head since last night. Thanks, Miley.

  8. Now that this is mainstream, does this mean that us Alternative Lifestylers will have to go Stepford Wife to recognize each other? I hope not… Get out your thumb rings, ladies!

  9. okay so even though i’ve never been a fan of miley (not even close), i’ve never been able to dislike her either because THOSE LEGS, but now…aghh this changes everythingggg

    maybe maybe i’m just seriously sexually frustrated though, idk

  10. Okay I had a sex dream (lying face down, so yes nsfw sunday was correct) about a month ago about Miley Cyrus, whom I’ve never found attractive in any way, but now I feel much less weird about it.

  11. Ya’ll I’ve been thinking about cutting my hair for a long time now. Miley just might be the final push I needed.

    Also, the realization that I would base decisions on the actions of Miley Cyrus is eye-opening and a little scary.

  12. So, has anyone seen the reactions to this on twitter? they’re ever so slightly hilarious. Also apparently this was done for a cancer charity or something. Which really makes me like her for being a generally awesome person.

  13. miley looks crazy HOT in this new haircut!

    love the haircut, and the bleaching with her dark eyebrows. Makes me feel ashamed I dont have an alternative lifestyle haircut. But it just doesnt fit all face shapes, and wouldnt fit mine I think. While I try to figure out wether I should chop my locks off, I’ll just keep smiling at the ‘You dont look like a lesbian’ comments as they look at my hair *sigh*

  14. Ummm…probably not gay probably not straight.I mean she was quoting Tegan and Sara a few days ago on twitter.Not in itself incriminating,but it’s all somewhat intersting.Or she’s just fucking with her tween fans.I get the impression they bore her now.

  15. She annoys me, but it’s a cute hairstyle. I remember when Maria Sharapova’s fans (mostly males) were going crazy when she cut her hair. I personally thought Maria looked better with the short style. I know I felt good as hell when my hair got chopped off.

  16. Speaking of alternative lifestyle haircuts, is androgyny big in Europe or something? We’ve had so many exchange students that I was sure were so, so, so gay, then they all go and get boyfriends. Then I feel like I’m not just the only queer girl in my town, I’m the only queer girl IN THE WORLD.

  17. I feel weird because now I can’t stop looking at her pictures and I just followed her on Twitter and I don’t know what to do with the fact that this is someone my twelve and seven year old sisters could never get enough of.

  18. my gf and I don’t care so much about the haircut, just that something as simple and mundane as changing your haircut has been nicknamed. We made up a new definition for “getting a miley” , and it wasn’t as innocent, but a lot more fun to think about! Lol

  19. (Is it forbidden to post link on comments?)

    Anyway I just wanted to say that even EVANRACHELWOOBISEXUAL made a comment on Miley’ haircut stating she called the fact that she was becoming more gay. ahahah

  20. Ah just seen the age of this article.

    She/they identifies as pansexual and has made comments that seem nb in the past but never put a label on it.

    We need to be careful not to deny the possibility someone’s in the GSD community just cos they’re not diverse in other ways eg cos they used to act for Disney on kids tv and were pretty femme at the time. You can say ‘not my style’ in other ways.

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