Miley Cyrus: I was fired from ‘Hotel Transylvania’ for licking penis cake
In what’s become officially known as a “tweet storm,” actress, singer and general cultural firebrand Miley Cyrus revealed that she was dropped from the cast of Sony’s animated comedy film Hotel Transylvania for buying her soon-to-be ex-husband Liam Hemsworth a penis-shaped birthday cake cake and then licking it. The photos of “Hannah Montana” licking a big baked phallus, which then spread across social media like wild fire, was apparently more than the producers of the family film were willing to brook.
“I got kicked off Hotel Transylvania for buying Liam a penis cake for his birthday and licking it,” Cyrus wrote on Twitter.
Cyrus’ claim was confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter, which got confirmation from a source within Sony itself: “According to a Sony source, Cyrus was, in fact, fired because of the aforementioned photos, with studio brass nervous about the starlet leading a potential animated family-film franchise while shedding her Disney Channel image.”
Cyrus was reportedly cast as the voice of vampire Mavis, daughter of Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) in November 2011. At that time she was still perceived by the public as the wholesome and goofy character she played on Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana, which ended that same year. “Her departure from the project came in February 2012,” The Hollywood Reporter writes, “with neither the studio nor Cyrus’ reps giving a reason for her exit. A few days later it was announced that Selena Gomez would be replacing Cyrus.”
The photos of Cyrus licking the giant penis can be found online.
Penis cakes are trouble. In a memorable episode of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry David’s character finds himself in hot water with his house guests following an incident in which his manager unwittingly brings a penis cake to a dinner party, traumatizing a number of small children. Earlier in the episode, Larry is unknowingly served a black penis cake by a friend, and becomes indignant upon finding out.
“Why’d you take the balls home,” his friend asks when Larry confronts him. To which Larry responds:
“I didn’t know they were balls.”
Unfortunately, Miley wasn’t able to make the same plea of ignorance with regard to the photos in question. It cost her big time: Hotel Transylvania was a major success. Three movies have been made, bringing in $1 million at the box office. A fourth is upcoming.