Pictures of the Hannah Montana star in a bikini on vacation in the Bahamas attracted negative remarks when they hit the web earlier this week.
Miley has taken to her personal Twitter page to hit back at the folks criticizing her weight.
She writes, “Talk all you want. I have my flaws. I’m a normal girl (sic) theres things about my body I would change but stop with calling me fat in post. I dont even like the word. Those remarks that you hateful people use are fighting words. The ones that scar people and cause them to do damage to themselves or others.”
Miley added. “People that are so okay with being so hateful disgust me and need to spend last time on a gossip website and more time a. reading your bible b.reading stories/articles about what happens when cyber abuse and name calling happens.”
“Kids hurt themselves.”
The 16-year-old hopes her healthy figure can help other teens feel more confident about their body.
“This is not something to be taken lightly. I know these “message boards” are “no big deal” to You but (it) is to the victim. This has got to stop!!! Oh and ps if your thighs don’t jiggle go see a doctor. Thanks.”