Teen superstar Miley Cyrus has explained her outburst aimed at a fan during her vacation in Costa Rica, insisting she "can't tolerate that kind of rudeness".
The singer/actress was enjoying a break with her Australian boyfriend Liam Hemsworth when the couple was stopped by a group of devotees eager for autographs and photos.
Cyrus posed with the youngsters, but as they went to leave, one angry fan cried out, "A**hole!"
The 19-year-old star then rounded on the individual, declaring: "What the f**k? Are you for real?"
A clip of the incident surfaced online, and Cyrus has now opened up about the drama.
In a series of posts on her Twitter.com page, she writes, "Been trying not to tweet & just enjoy the holidays but just to clear something up I would never swear to a fan. When someone yells something so rude making me look like an 'a**hole' in front of fans who I am more than happy 2 take a picture w/ (with) I can't tolerate that kind of rudeness. Every1 (sic) who was there apologised 4 (sic) the woman's brusque behaviour. She obviously wasn't a fan. Hope every1 has a Merry Christmas!"