Miley Cyrus has angered fans, especially environmentalists after the 26-year-old singer posted two images of herself in a floral onesie nestled on the branches of an endangered Joshua Tree.
It didn't take long for the Malibu singer's comments section to overflow with fans and critics warning Cyrus not to climb the delicate trees.
Mojave Desert Land Trust Executive Director Geary Hund addressed Cyrus’s actions in a statement, encouraging her to remove the photos from her account. "We ask that Miley Cyrus consider her status as a public figure and remove this photo from her social media accounts in order to educate others and to prevent potential damage to Joshua trees,” he wrote, adding, as per the Desert Sun, that extra weight can negatively affect the tree’s branches.
According to Joshua Tree watchdog account, the aptly named Joshua Tree Hates You, this is hardly the first time commercial and social exploits have put the trees at risk.
Cyrus has yet to respond to the backlash, but she has disabled her comments.
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