Miley Cyrus Bares All in Tweet of Support for 'Free the Nipple' Film

Miley Cyrus performs during the MTV EMA's 2013 on November 10, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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The film tackles censorship of topless women in New York.

Miley Cyrus bared her chest in New York on Twitter today, but it wasn't another random act of nudity for the singer; this time, it was in support of a cause.

Cyrus posted the picture to her Twitter Saturday (Dec. 14), featuring her flashing the camera -- though fret not, as two red hearts reading 'Merry Christmas' covered her up, joined by other holiday-esque graphics, such as wreathes and a snowman.

"Merry Christmas ❤️❤️ THANK YOU NY for being one of the few states to @freethenipple," she tweeted along with the photo, referring to the indie film "Free the Nipple." The movie questions the censorship of the U.S. media in regards to naked females compared with its censorship -- or, often, lack thereof -- of violence.

Despite Cyrus' support, "Free the Nipple" is struggling to receive a wide release in American theaters, especially due to its NC-17 rating garnered from the MPAA, The Daily Dot reports. Director Lina Esco is attempting less traditional routes to get the film seen, currently using crowdfunding to get the film seen.

As Cyrus pointed out on Twitter, her support of the film isn't just another excuse to get naked -- "it's about equality," she tweeted.

 

It is illegal for women to be topless in public in 37 U.S. states. New York City made it legal in 1992, though that hasn't stopped police from arresting topless women, according to the film's FundAnything page.