Miley Cyrus Admits She & Other Privileged Celebs Have ‘No Idea’ What the Pandemic is Really Like

Miley Cyrus is making real confessions this week.

“I know I’m in a unique position, and my experience with this pandemic is not like most everyone else’s in my country and around the world,” she told WSJ magazine. “My life has been pushed pause on, but really I have no idea what this pandemic is like. I am comfortable in my space and able to put food on my table and [I am] financially stable, and that’s just not the story for a lot of people.”

The singer added that some celebrities have said no to appearing on her Instagram Live show, Bright Minded, because of their privilege.

“I’m sure a lot of the hesitation for other people saying yes to doing the show is because it almost doesn’t feel right for celebrities to share our experience,” she said. “Because it just doesn’t compare.”

The show was launched so Miley can connect with people while they’re stuck at home. Even now, she said she’s surprised by who responds to her Instagram DMs and who ignores her.

“I am the ultimate slide-into-the-DMs! This is the way that I have communicated and actually gotten things done for years,” she explained. “I ended up thinking, ‘S–t, I might as well send one to Reese Witherspoon. She’s probably not going to answer, but OK.’ And then she answered and said she would love to give me a couple minutes.”

“I get some messages that say ‘seen’ [and no response], which I guess is a no,” she continued, “and then I’ll send a smiley face emoji for like 10 days in a row.”