Upon the release of her latest album, ‘Plastic Hearts’, Miley Cyrus is learning through her fans that her work simply isn’t appearing on store shelves. While checking major retailers for physical copies of ‘Hearts’, fans everywhere are coming up empty. Reliable stores for names like Cyrus – such as Target – have nothing in stock.
Understandably, fans are heartbroken, livid, and deeply confused.
The tweets from fans themselves, however, are truly disheartening. Further, for an album release of this size, such a hiccup seems impossible. Yet there are no copies of Miley’s work on any Target shelves. At all. Anywhere. And the proof continues to pour in from upset fans.
Miley Cyrus Responds Directly to Fans
Speaking directly, Cyrus offers “a response to my fans” amid the backlash.
“My fans are everything to me & to know y’all are disappointed when going out to stores/calling/checking stock to be let down I am equally/if not more frustrated,” she starts off, reposting a singular graphic of the response on Twitter.
“When choosing 11/27 THE SUGGESTED DATE for album release my team and I were never told major retailers don’t stock physical albums on Black Friday and wouldn’t get copies of PH until a few weeks after release,” she adds.
As such, Cyrus places the blame for ‘Plastic Hearts‘ absence on retailers like Target, Wal-Mart, and Barnes & Noble.
“The packaging of the record is intimate, honest, and a visual reflection of the sound of my new record that I am so proud of,” Cyrus continues. “It was created BY ME personally at home making art FOR YOU.”
“I want it in your hands!” the young icon exclaims of her lavishly pink release.
While Cyrus wants fans to know how this all happened, she is also uneasy over the blame it places on brand allies.
“I’ve outgrown blame. It’s a waste of time & energy,” she remarks. “This album was a labor of love and nothing can sabotage my admiration for the record my collaborators & I have created.”
She then signs the statement with “xxMC”.
Whether this statement makes any difference for fans – or the retailers who Cyrus says have dropped the ball – remains to be seen.