Miley Cyrus thinks the coronavirus pandemic has caused “more divide recently” than she’s ever seen before.

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus

The 27-year-old singer has said the battle against the ongoing global health crisis has split many nations and caused a rift between “race and wealth” in a way that hasn’t been seen for decades.

Miley made her comments when she was asked about comments made by Madonna earlier this year, when she claimed Covid-19 had been a “great equaliser” in putting people on a level playing field.

Addressing the comments during an appearance on the Scandinavian chat show ‘Skavlan’, Miley said: “I don’t agree with that. I think that we’ve seen more divide recently than I have in my lifetime, just because we are really understanding the division between race and wealth, and that wealth and health can actually be the same thing.

“I think that’s unfathomably wrong and that is why our election is so important. So, no, I do not believe Covid has been an equaliser in any way.”

Back in March, Madonna claimed coronavirus made people equal, as the virus “doesn’t care about how rich you are”.

She said: That’s the thing about COVID-19, it doesn’t care about how rich you are or how famous you are, how funny you are, how smart you are, where you live, how old you are, what amazing stories you can tell. It’s the great equaliser.”

The pandemic has been a point of contention in many areas, as access to healthcare can directly impact a person’s chances of surviving the illness.

Meanwhile, Miley has been vocal about social issues for years, and has been campaigning for people to use their voice and vote in the US presidential election, for which voting closed this week.

In September, the ‘Midnight Sky’ hitmaker urged her followers to vote for Joe Biden over Donald Trump, in order to have someone "fit for the job" installed in the White House.

She said at the time: "Listen I'm 27 and I know I've ever experienced an election this important in my life and hopefully not again in my lifetime.

"I can't express the importance enough, especially if young people getting out there and being active and making sure that their friends, their family are voting and have the information about whether it's mailing in, about the state of our country right now.

"It's just crucial that we get out there and make changes and we have someone fit for the job of running our country."

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