On Wednesday (Aug. 4), Cyrus posted a message to her Instagram, where she encouraged both DaBaby and her fans to seek out information on the subject of HIV and AIDS, rather than continuing to pile on in a display of what she called “cancel culture.”
“As a proud and loyal member of the LGBTQIA+ community, much of my life has been dedicated to encouraging love, acceptance and open-mindedness,” she said in the statement. “The internet can fuel a lot of hate & anger and is the nucleus of cancel culture … but I believe it can also be a place filled with education, conversation, communication & connection.”
The singer went on, telling her fans to seek out education and move on for the sake of progress. “It’s easier to cancel someone than to find forgiveness and compassion in ourselves or take the time to change hearts and minds,” she wrote. “There’s no more room for division if we want to keep seeing progress! Knowledge is power! I know I still have so much to learn!”
In the caption for her post, Cyrus tagged DaBaby to open up a dialogue. “@DaBaby check your DMs – would love to talk and see how we can learn from each other and help be part of making a more just and understanding future,” she wrote, tagging Greater Than Aids as a “great resource,” as well as her own Happy Hippie Foundation.
Cyrus’ post comes after DaBaby issued his second attempt at an apology on Monday, in which he said he was sorry to the LGBTQ community for his homophobic rant, in which he made inaccurate and hurtful comments about HIV, AIDS and queer people. Throughout the week, the rapper has been dropped from six music festivals, including Lollapalooza, Governors Ball, Austin City Limits, Music Midtown and more.
Check out Cyrus’ full post below: