Miley Cyrus Slams Urban Outfitters For Founder’s Santorum Contributions

checked in with her Twitter followers (@MileyCyrus) on Thursday (March 26) with a political attack on Urban Outfitters after a search political donations in an expose by Philadelphia Weekly of the clothing chain’s president and founder Richard Hayne donated to Republican Senator Rick Santorum and his Political Action Committee over the years. Though the story came out in 2003, and Hayne hasn’t made a political contribution to Santorum since 2005 according to OpenSecrets.org, gay marriage supporters have continued to criticize the campaign donations years later. The 18-year-old also appeared to not distinguish a campaign contribution from an individual and not from the publicly owned corporation he’s an executive of. Cyrus also took on a Tweet responding to her UO blast. She writes:

Love that everybody is hating on Urban Outfitters.

Not only do they steal from artists but every time you give them money you help finance a campaign against gay equality. #SHADYASHELL

“IF WE ALLOW GAY MARRIAGE NEXT THING U KNOW PEOPLE WILL BE MARRYING GOLD FISH” – Rick Santorum UO contributed $13,000 to this mans campaign

Tammyn4As: @MileyCyrus what happened To that Christian girl from Tn with decent moral values and a lot of heart?

@Tammyn4As what an ignorant statement. I don’t have “alot of heart” because I’m not gonna be a closed minded hypocrite? LOVE IS LOVE. GOD IS LOVE.

Update: The CEO of the company Cyrus works for, Disney’s Bob Iger, has donated mostly to Democrats, a search on OpenSecrets.org indicates he has also made a $2,300 campaign donation to Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who voted yes on a constitutional ban of same-sex marriage and voted no on adding sexual orientation to the definition of hate crimes.


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