Madonna has said she “loves” Miley Cyrus.
Filming The Jonathan Ross Show in London, the singer dismissed criticism voiced by veteran singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell that women in pop are sexually exploited.
“We live in a different time,” she told Ross. “Image is a big part of our work. We are exploring our sexuality.” In Mitchell’s era, she suggested, “I don’t think sexuality was something women were owning up to.”
“I love Miley [Cyrus], Gaga, all these guys,” she said.
When Ross pointed out that male pop stars weren’t quite so often seen stripped to their underwear, she replied, “Men aren’t as oppressed as women. Men have always objectified women. I was objectifying myself.”
Cyrus, a former child star, has been criticised for her overtly sexual behaviour and explicit music videos, such as the one that accompanied her single Wrecking Ball.
In an interview to be broadcast on ITV on March 14, Madonna appeared relaxed and healthy, having put her fall at the Brit Awards behind her. She laughed about flashing her posterior at photographers on the red carpet, blaming “that naughty devilish voice in my head that I sometimes listen to.”[Source]