Pop star Miley Cyrus’s visit to George Mason University last month to knock on students’ dorm room doors in a get-out-the-vote effort for Hillary Clinton probably didn’t come as much of a shock to the students with whom she spoke, because each of the students was selected to participate in advance — and some at the school are upset at what they say was a “staged” photo opportunity for Clinton-supporting fans of the singer.
As Breitbart News previously reported, Cyrus was at George Mason University on Saturday, October 22 to campaign for Clinton by knocking on students’ dorm room doors and speaking with them about the importance of early voting.
But according to emails between a university administator and a parent of a student at the school, provided under a state public records request by the nearby Americans for Limited Government Foundation, the event was little more than a university-coordinated photo opportunity, as the students Cyrus was to meet with had already been pre-selected to participate.
In response to a parent who wrote to express her concern for her daughter’s safety in the dormitory during the event, Dr. Thomas Hardy, Assistant Dean for University Life and and Chief Housing Officer at George Mason, said that Cyrus was allowed to visit the dormitory because she was a “guest” of one of the building’s residents.
“Ms. Cyrus visited previously identified students as a pre-approved guest of those rooms,” Hardy explained. “She was escorted by her host at all times, and there was no random door knocking, as that would be solicitation — which is a violation of residence hall policy.”