Miley Cyrus responds to critics saying she moved on from Liam Hemsworth too fast

Miley Cyrus responds to critics saying she moved on from Liam Hemsworth too fast

Fans were in utter disbelief when it was revealed in August that Miley Cyrus and her longtime beau and husband of nearly eight months, Liam Hemsworth, had decided to call it quits.

Shortly after the split was announced the 26-year-old Wrecking Ball singer jetted off to Italy with reality star Kaitlynn Carter, who had recently split with Brody Jenner. When Miley and Kaitlynn were photographed kissing, however, it became clear that their relationship wasn't quite as platonic as we thought.

Miley Cyrus was having the time of her life during her Italian summer getaway:

In September, after just six weeks of dating, Miley and Kaitlynn broke up, according to reports. However, Miley wasted no time in having a little fun with singer Cody Simpson, whom she was spotted kissing in Los Angeles earlier this week.

And while it's not really anyone's business who The Last Song actress decides to date, it appears plenty of people thought it was. Indeed, on Friday, Miley took to her Instagram stories to address some people's opinion that she was moving on too quickly following her marriage with Chris.

She began:

"I know the public feels invested in my past relationship because they felt like they saw it through from the beginning. I think that's why people have always felt entitled over my life and how I live it, because they watched me grow up. But I am grown now and make choices as an adult knowing the truth/details/reality."

"Men (especially successful ones) are RARELY slut-shamed. They move on from one beautiful young woman to the next MOST times without consequence. They are usually referred to as 'legends,' 'heartthrobs,' 'G,' 'Ladies Man' etc.Where women are called sluts. I am just trying to thrive/survive in a man's world. If we can't beat 'em, join 'em!"

The singer also said she would never keep her romances under wraps because it's "not fun" and "extremely uncomfortable/puts me in a vulnerable position."

"I would like the share an activity with someone I am dating and not be stuck at home with pretty much nothing to do but 'Netflix and Chill,'" she added before continuing, "This 'dating' thing is new to me, too. I've never been an 'adult'/grown-ass woman experiencing this. I was in a committed relationship for almost all of my teens and early 20s, with the exception of a few breaks."

"Don't pity me, that's not what I'm asking for. I have a great life I wouldn't trade for 'privacy' - but PLEASE don't make this awkward for me. I am trying to make like and like always make fun of myself/the public's perception of me. Get used to me dating - this is where I am at."