Singer Noah Cyrus Faces Backlash After Using Racial Slur ‘Nappy Ass Heauxz’ in Attack On Candace Owens

INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Noah Cyrus attends the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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Singer Noah Cyrus, the younger sister of pop star Miley Cyrus, has apologized after using a racial slur while defending actor-singer Harry Styles against criticism he’s received from conservative commentator Candace Owens.

Styles has been engaged with a tête-à-tête with Owens after she slammed him for posing in Vogue wearing a dress. Owens said we need to “Bring back manly men.” Styles then replied with a photo showing him eating a banana.

Owens next shot back that Styles’ banana post is proof she inspires a global conversation, writing, “When people try to tell me I don’t have influence, and then [Styles] dedicates an entire post to my tweet.”

Noah Cyrus took things to a higher level. She jumped to her Instagram Story to attack Owns, who is black, by calling her a racially charged name. “He wears this dress better than any of u nappy ass heauxz,” Cyrus wrote.


Of course, “nappy” is a racial slur of long standing and its use against the black conservative commentator rightfully brought Cyrus quite a bit of condemnation.

It was not long before the singer was apologizing and claiming that she did not know of the “context and history” of the racial epithet.

“I am mortified that I used a term without knowing the context and history, but I know now, and I am horrified and truly sorry. I will never use it again. Thank you for educating me,” Noah Cyrus wrote on Instagram Story.


Owens also blasted Cyrus, calling her comments racist.

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