Entertainment

News > Entertainment > Miley Cyrus Defends Criminal Past Of Homeless VMA Date

Miley Cyrus Defends Criminal Past Of Homeless VMA Date


(Undated) -- Miley Cyrus is jumping to the defense of the young homeless man who accepted her MTV Video Music Award this weekend. The singer took to Twitter after news surfaced about the criminal background of 22-year-old Jesse Helt, who attended the ceremony as the face of a Hollywood homeless youth shelter supported by Miley called My Friend's Place. The pop star writes that "people who are homeless have lived very hard lives. Jesse included." She says she hopes that his story "can be the start of a national conversation about youth homelessness" and also poses a question about the media's scrutiny of Jesse asking, "does looking down upon the homeless help people excuse their inaction?"

A number of stars have voiced their support of Miley after she used her spotlight at the VMAs for the important cause. Maria Shriver, Susan Sarandon, Britney Spears and Emma Roberts have all tweeted their encouragement.

Entertainment

(Los Angeles, CA) -- The E! Network is confirming Kelly Osbourne's exit from "Fashion Police." The network issued...
(Undated) -- The Bruce Lee story is rising to the big screen. Shannon Lee, the daughter of the iconic martial arts...
(Undated) -- Harrison Ford is revisiting his movie past again with plans to star in a follow up to his 1982 sci-fi...
(Hollywood, CA) -- The dress worn by Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o is back safe and sound. TMZ is reporting the...
(Undated) -- William Shatner is mourning the death of his former "Star Trek" co-star Leonard Nimoy. In a tweet, TV...