Miley Cyrus Has a Hilarious Response to People Who Ignore Invitations to Be on Her Instagram Show: ‘I’ll Send a Smiley Face Emoji for Like 10 Days in a Row’

Don’t ignore a direct message (DM) from Miley Cyrus on Instagram. 

The 27-year-old “Wrecking Ball” singer worth an estimated $360 million shared in an interview with WSJ Magazine published on May 5, 2020, how she responds to potential guests on her Instagram show, Bright Minded, who ignore her DM asking if they’ll make an appearance. Keep reading to learn more about her funny response and why Cyrus thinks people don’t want to come on her show. 

Miley Cyrus at the 2019 Met Gala
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Miley Cyrus got the idea for ‘Bright Minded’ during a therapy session

Bright Minded came about when Cyrus wanted to help her 107 million Instagram followers during the coronavirus. The idea came to her during a therapy session over the phone with her therapist, Dr. Daniel Amen.

“Like a lot of people, I started experiencing anxiety, and I began calling my therapist,” she said. “I know I’m in a unique position, and my experience with this pandemic is not like most everyone else’s in my country and around the world. So to be able to share his [Dr. Amen] services for free and allow people to get this therapy, I thought was really important.”

Cyrus debuted Bright Minded on March 16, 2020, with Dr. Amen as her first guest. The topic of the inaugural episode had been how to deal with anxiety in isolation. 

Guests on ‘Bright Minded’ have included celebrities, experts, and ‘heroes’

Since she first started Bright Minded, Cyrus has hosted a number of guests. Fellow Disney Channel stars Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato came on the show as did Little Fires Everywhere actresses, Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Alicia Keys, Elton John, Amy Schumer, and others.

After a week off, Cyrus changed the direction of the show on April 13, 2020, when she highlighted “heroes” during COVID-19. Since April 17, 2020, Bright Minded has been put on pause while Cyrus maps out what’s next for the show. 

She sends smiley face emojis to people who ignore her request to come on ‘Bright Minded’

Even though Cyrus has had some big names on Bright Minded, not everyone agrees when she asks them to participate via Instagram DM. When asked if people turn down an invite to be on Bright Minded, Cyrus said she’s had some people ignore her. 

“I get some messages that say “seen” [and no response], which I guess is a no,” she said before adding, “And then I’ll send a smiley face emoji for like 10 days in a row.”

Why does she think people may be hesitant to join her on Bright Minded

“I’m sure a lot of the hesitation for other people saying yes to doing the show is because it almost doesn’t feel right for celebrities to share our experience. Because it just doesn’t compare.”

Miley Cyrus has hosted talk shows before

Bright Minded isn’t the first talk show gig for Cyrus. She once guest-hosted The Ellen DeGeneres Show after Ellen DeGeneres called her during a yoga class saying she couldn’t host show that day. Cyrus didn’t hesitate and went straight from her yoga class to the talk show’s studio. 

Another time, she guest-hosted The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon during “Miley Week” in 2017. Intending to promote her music, the entire show changed following a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, that killed 58 and injured hundreds, according to Business Insider.

“We made the week not about promoting the record, because at that point that wasn’t the right thing to do, and it’s not what mattered to me,” Cyrus said.