Noah Cyrus, the younger daughter of country singer Billy Ray, and sister to wild-child pop star Miley, is in hot water after calling conservative author Candace Owens a racially charged slur.
“There is truly no racist like a White liberal racist,” tweeted conservative commentator Rob Smith, who captioned a screenshot of Cyrus’ Instagram story. In the photo British singer Harry Styles wears a dress, next to it Cyrus captioned, “he wears this dress better than any of u nappy a** heauxz.”
Smith pointed out that Cyrus was clearly referring to Candace Owens, a Black woman, who made headlines for criticizing Styles’ choice to don a dress on the cover of Vogue magazine.
“There is no society that can survive without strong men,” Owens Tweeted in November. “Bring back manly men.”
Styles prodded back at Owens on Instagram by posting a photo of himself wearing a feminine blazer with ruffled sleeves as he holds a banana to his mouth. He captioned the photo with “Bring back manly men.”
Owens fired back in a tweet, “When people try to tell me I don’t have influence, and then @Harry_Styles dedicates an entire post to my tweet. I inspire global conversation.”
When people try to tell me I don’t have influence, and then @Harry_Styles dedicates an entire post to my tweet.
I inspire global conversation. #BringBackManlyMen
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) December 2, 2020
Cyrus apparently decided to clumsily come to Styles’ defense with a poor choice of words, and Owens responded quickly.
“Any one of woke liberals care to explain to me how @noahcyrus calling me a ‘nappy a** h**’ is not racist?” she tweeted Wednesday. “I’m all ears. You guys love cancel culture.”
Tailing the post with: “@MileyCyrus come get your sister!”
Any one of woke liberals care to explain to me how @noahcyrus calling me a “nappy ass hoe” is not racist?
I’m all ears.
You guys love cancel culture. @MileyCyrus come get your sister! https://t.co/N6Ej7UICPW
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) December 3, 2020
Noah apologized in an Instagram story on Thursday, citing ignorance for her choice of words. “I am mortified that I used a term without knowing the context and history, but I know now and I am horrified and truly sorry,” she wrote. “I will never use it again. Thank you for educating me. I in no way meant to offend anyone. I am so sorry.”
She notably did not apologize to Owens for her controversial name calling.