Pictures of the Hannah Montana star looking shapely in a bikini on vacation in the Bahamas attracted negative remarks when they hit the Web earlier this week.
Cyrus took to her personal Twitter page to hit back at people who had criticized her weight, insisting she is just a "normal girl" -- and blamed the gossips for encouraging online cyber-bullying.
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 f*t 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.
"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."
And the 16-year-old is hopeful that her healthy figure can help others feel confident about their body.
Cyrus adds, "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."
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