It seems Miley Cyrus just can’t seem to get away from controversy. Now, the former twerking queen has drawn the ire of The Stroke Association, all over a throw-away joke from her “Saturday Night Live” hosting gig.
During the show’s cold open, Miley came face-to-face with her “Hannah Montana” era counterpart, played by Vanessa Bayer. When old school Miley asked the singer why she keeps sticking her tongue out, Cyrus jokes, “I’m having tiny strokes, yo!”
Now, The Stroke Association, based out of the United Kingdom, is taking the singer to task for the line. “Having a mini-stroke is no laughing matter. Around 46,000 people in the UK have a mini-stroke (Transient Ischaemic Attack) each year, with one in ten leading to a major stroke,” Head of Campaigns and Policy Patrick Olszowski says in a statement.
He says what the world already knows, “Sticking out your tongue is not a sign of having a stroke.” It’s more of a sign that you’re a pop star trying desperately to shed your goody goody image.