Miley Cyrus tells Twitter trolls: Don’t call me ugly… but I’m fine with lesbian

Miley Cyrus has made a desperate plea for online trolls to stop calling her ‘ugly’ – but insists she doesn’t mind being called a lesbian.

The Wrecking Ball star, 21, took to Twitter to explain what she has been through and to appeal to followers to treat her nicely.

‘I get called an ugly lesbian a lot more than one would think. Or maybe not,’ her tweet began. ‘Can u atleast call me an interesting lesbian. I hate the U word,’ she went on.

It appeared the former Disney star was trying to find solace in the words of Britney Spears as she also mentioned on Twitter that she was listening to a number of the singer’s tunes.

‘”Sometimes” – @britneyspears on repeat,’ she mentioned in one tweet, before later referencing lyrics to another Britney tune called I Will Be There.

Both former child stars have made frequent statements of support to one another and Cyrus recently raised eyebrows when she attended Spears’ Vegas show and locked lips with a female dancer.

Miley Cyrus says she only sticks her tongue out in photos because she's embarrassed

Miley Cyrus is no stranger to tongue action Miley Cyrus is no stranger to tongue action

She's not known for being shy and retiring - so Miley Cyrus's excuse for her famous loose tongue seems a little bizarre.

The raunchy pop sensation claimed she actually sticks out her tongue because she gets embarrassed.

The former Disney child star, 21, who 'twerked it' all over Robin Thicke during a performance at the VMA Awards, said she famously bares her tongue because she doesn't know how to smile.

And it seems now she's started, she just Can't Stop.

During a chat with American broadcaster Barbara Walters as part of her Most Fascinating People of 2013 selection, Miley confessed: "I get embarrassed to take pictures. That's actually the truth."