Miley Cyrus Opens Up About Bong Incident: ‘I Made A Mistake’

If there’s one thing pop tart Miley Cyrus has proven to both fans and critics, it’s that she certainly can’t be tamed. The 18-year-old has come under scrutiny the past few years for some bold (and some might say questionable) decisions, including that video-taped bong hit that set the internet ablaze back in December. Miley’s been largely mum about the incident—until now. The “LOL” star covers the March issue of Marie Claire magazine, and inside, opens up about the salvia situation.

“I’m not perfect. I made a mistake. I’m disappointed in myself for disappointing my fans,” Miley told the interviewer. But when pressed whether it truly was a mistake—thousands of colleges kids do the same thing (or worse) every day—Miley’s answer was earnest and surprisingly mature. “But they’re not Miley Cyrus,” she explained. “They’re not role models. So for me it was a bad decision, because of my fans and because of what I stand for.”

Another birthday incident that raised a few eyebrows was Miley’s supposed make-out sesh with “Victorious” actor Avan Jogia, which fueled rumors the two were dating. Miley, however, insists the hub-bub is much ado about nothing. “If you look at the picture, I’m turned away, and he’s kissing me on the cheek. It’s very hilarious to me that people say, ’They’re making out.’ In making out, there’s a tongue.” Yeah…good point!

Happily, Miley’s entire interview wasn’t devoted to scandals and slip-ups. The budding actress spent a bit of time gushing about her upcoming movie “LOL” (out April 22) and co-star/new bud Demi Moore. “It really felt like Demi was my mom a little bit because we had such great conversations, and I feel like it shows on-screen,” Miley said. “I can’t wait for ’LOL’ to come out. It’s what I’m most proud of.”

What do you think about Miley’s interview? Should everyone just get over that bong video or what? And will you see “LOL” when it hits theaters? Tell us in the comments and on Twitter!