Miley Cyrus: Santorum Climbing the Wrong Mountain

Miley Cyrus weighed in on the 2012 Republican presidential race yesterday with an indirect but delicious shot at Pennsylvania’s Rick Santorum.

Responding to reports that Urban Outfitters, the Philadelphia-based clothing retailer, had allegedly copied jewelry designs and other works by a variety of artists, the 18-year-old pop sensation took to Twitter yesterday to denounce Urban Outfitters and its president, Richard Hayne.

“‘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,” tweeted Cyrus in an apparent reference to the former lawmaker’s controversial “man on dog” remark made during a 2003 interview.

Cyrus, who has more than a million followers on Twitter, prefaced her tweet by saying she was thrilled “that everybody was 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,” added the former star of Hannah Montana and goddaughter of legendary singer and songwriter Dolly Parton, America’s most authentic lyricist.

That part of her message was re-tweeted by possibly thousands of her followers on the popular social networking site.

Hayne and his wife had reportedly contributed $17,350 to Santorum’s Fight-PAC during the course of his Senate career. Hayne, who is one of the richest men in the country — Forbes Magazine included him on their list of the 400 wealthiest Americans in 2008 — have given thousands of dollars to Republican candidates, including Santorum, over the past several years.

Santorum, who faces a steep climb for the Republican presidential nomination, is expected to announce his candidacy at a coal mine in western Pennsylvania on June 6.

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