After the horrific incident of the Texas shooting, Miley Cyrus took to social media to share her opinion.
"Texas church shooting leaves 26 dead, including 8 members of one family," read an image Miley uploaded, with a very lengthy caption.
"My dreams have become nightmares & those nightmares, reality ... This isn't fair, this isn't right, this isn't just, this isn't human! This is a TERRORIST act by a WHITE AMERICAN MAN!. I am heartbroken & embarrassed. Mortified by our country & its shitty system, lack of control/laws! This does NOT HAVE or NEED to happen! It's devastatingly disgusting! This is exactly why the lyrics of Bad Mood were so important for me to share on a major platform. I wanted to bring awareness to the fact that every day we are waking up to more terrifyingly painful information that makes it nearly impossible to feel optimistic that things are going to change! They say it gets worst before it gets better in some cases & I wish on every star that this is the worst of it! I continue to be hopeful that enough is enough and the eyes of the ignorant will open and realize that (gun) VIOLENCE has to stop! This assholes Facebook profile photo was a fucking riffle! 'I don't know how much more it can take!' #F*ckGuns #F*ckViolence 🚫💔🚫💔 My love is with you TX!"
It was Miley's use of "WHITE AMERICAN MALE" that riled up a lot of people.
"Why can't we just stop stereotyping in general?? Don't say 'some white people stereotype, so I'm gonna stereotype all of white people.' Two wrongs don't make a right," one fan wrote.
After some backlash, Miley took to Instagram again.
"I am aghast by the reaction of my latest post, it is completely amazing to me how defensive and in denial this country really is! You are not focused on the horrific tragedy I addressed but more angered that I am putting a BIG bright spotlight on the fact it was a 'WHITE AMERICAN MALE' terrorist that walked in & killed 26 people (including children) leaving 20 severely injured ! All of a sudden .... ' we are all equal ' 'human is human' 'skin color doesn't matter ' (NOW neither does gender) 'makes no difference if they were male or female' ...... BUT those things absolutely matter when ... someone completely legitimate is running for president (versus someone who isn't) , when a car runs over innocent people while professing their love to a GOD different from yours , it sure matters to the cops when they beat or even kill innocent people of color , it even matters at the airport/on an airplane or in immigration when folks are completely profiled & judged for their background . NOW it doesn't matter if someone is a man or woman?"
Although a lot of fans defended Miley, with comments like, "Thank you for the truth Miley," and "Say it again for those in the back!!!" others still weren't pleased.
"If you truly believe that human is human than you wouldn't have pointed out race. If you are mad that some don't view all races and gender equal then why are you making those comments. That makes you just like them. I agree that this is a tragedy and is so increasingly heart breaking. But with that said, you are still a hypocrite," wrote a fan.
But she didn't stop there! Miley then posted a series of photos, captioned:
However much backlash Miley received, she has a point. According to data collected by Mother Jones, there have been 10 mass shootings in 2017 alone.
But their data also shows that most of mass shootings since 1982 have been done by white men.