Miley Cyrus had quite a summer. From her breakup with husband Liam Hemsworth, to her whirlwind romance with Kaitlynn Carter, to her epic performance at the Glastonbury Music Festival, to having tonsillitis surgery – Cyrus has been in the headlines a lot. When a celebrity as popular as the singer makes a lot of real news, the tabloids are sure to follow with a slew of false stories. Gossip Cop has busted quite a few recently.
The tabloids had a field day with Cyrus’ brief relationship with Carter. One by one the outlets lined up to publish one ridiculous story after another. One of the crazier articles came from the National Enquirer, which alleged that, despite the two women having only been dating for a few weeks, Cyrus and Carter were having a baby together. The report claimed Carter “made it clear” to Cyrus that she wanted a baby and that, in turn, got Cyrus excited about the prospect. The problem for the magazine was that by the time it published the phony story, the couple was already broken up, making it easy for Gossip Cop to bust the made-up report.
Another topic the tabloids have latched onto is the singer’s health. In September, NW had a piece claiming Cyrus was on a “deadly divorce diet” following her split from Hemsworth. The magazine wrote that Cyrus was “wasting away on weed and booze” and quoted an alleged source as saying she was only eating “the odd piece of fruit or a handful of nuts.” Gossip Cop debunked the phony report easily, pointing out that the photos the tabloid used as evidence were both taken prior to the breakup. In fact, the “before” photo was taken in 2011!
Two weeks later, the Enquirer published a piece about “Slide Away” singer’s health and diet, claiming Cyrus was “wasting away” following her splits from Hemsworth and Carter. The story claimed Cyrus had lost a very specific “23 pounds,” while living on a diet of “dope and booze.” Gee, where have we heard that false narrative before? The outlet even attempted to use its previously false article about Cyrus and Carter having a baby as the reason for the depression diet. Gossip Cop once again stepped in to correct this nonsense, highlighting that, like the other diet story, the tabloid used a photo from years prior in an attempt to manipulate the truth. They failed.
Finally, Star jumped into the fold with a story that took all of the greatest hits from the previous false reports and rolled them into one with an article alleging Cyrus was acting out to get Hemsworth’s attention. Like a broken record, the tabloid claimed Cyrus was losing weight and partying too much. The outlet even ridiculously asserted that evidence of her wild ways were “half-naked” photos she posted on Instagram, something Cyrus has been proudly doing for years, and something Gossip Cop noted when we debunked the incorrect piece. The truth is, none of the tabloids had any insight into the singer’s life beyond what she allowed the public to see. That didn’t stop the gossip media from capitalizing on her breakup to sell papers.