Miley Cyrus carried 'guilt and shame' over past controversies

In an interview for the June 2023 issue of British Vogue published on Thursday, the Flowers singer referred to some of her more divisive performances, such as when she twerked up against Robin Thicke onstage at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. Reflecting on the backlash, Miley questioned whether she deserved to be so "harshly judged". "I carried some guilt and shame around myself for years because of how much controversy and upset I really caused," "Now that I'm an adult, I realise how harshly I was judged..."