While many stars are finding ways to celebrate the 4th of July this weekend, Miley Cyrus is using her platform to protest the national holiday and speak out for human rights. The singer reminded her 111 million followers on social media that not everyone in the United States sees “liberty and justice.”
“This was in 2017,” Cyrus wrote on Instagram, where she posted her introduction to an old “Party in the U.S.A.” performance on Saturday (July 4). “Feels EVEN MORE relevant right NOW. It ain’t a Party In The USA until we see #LibertyandJusticeFORALL you heard me, FOR ALL! #fuckthefourthuntilthereisfreedom.”
In the clip, filmed three years ago at the iHeartRadio Music Festival, she said: “It’s not a party in the USA if we don’t have equality, unity, justice, compassion, kindness, opportunity, healthcare, education, non-violence. So, f— yeah, it will be a party in the USA. We’ll see it. If we all f—ing come together, we’ll f—ing make sure that it is, ’cause I’m not giving up. We can’t stop, all right?”
“Party in the U.S.A.” is typically an Independence Day favorite as people queue up music to soundtrack their celebrations. In 2019, the song’s music video saw a 240% streaming spike on YouTube.
See Cyrus’ post below.