Miley Cyrus apologizes for topless Vanity Fair photo

April 28th, 2008 // 248 Comments

Miley Cyrus will appear on the cover of the latest Vanity Fair set to hit newsstands later this week. She posed for a, what she now calls “racy”, shoot (above) with legendary photographer Annie Liebovitz. Miley is worried the shots will alienate fans and issued an apology to Entertainment Tonight:

“I took part in a photo shoot that was supposed to be ‘artistic’ and now, seeing the photographs and reading the story, I feel so embarrassed,” she tells ET. “I never intended for any of this to happen and I apologize to my fans who I care so deeply about.”

Vanity Fair is basically saying “WTF?” to the sudden hub-bub, because Miley and her parents had no problem at all when they initially saw the photos:

“Miley’s parents and/or minders were on the set all day. Since the photo was taken digitally, they saw it on the shoot and everyone thought it was a beautiful and natural portrait of Miley. In fact, when BRUCE HANDY interviewed Miley, he asked her about the photo and she was very cheerful about it and thought it was perfectly fine.”

Apparently Disney, who owns Hannah Montana, was not aware of the photos until they appeared on Entertainment Tonight. You know how Disney cares about that wholesome image. They don’t want their young starlets flashing their goods until they’re good and insane. Right, Britney Spears? Now get that kitten out of your mouth. For the last time, putting hot fudge on it doesn’t make it food. You gotta use ketchup.

EDIT: Added a video after the jump from today’s The Early Show about the controversy. Disney is definitely flipping their shit. Hannah Montana is a billion dollar franchise. That’s a spicy meatball! Thanks to Lindsey at RedLasso for the hook-up.

Photo: Entertainment Tonight, Vanity Fair
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  1. lina

    she just another boring girl
    she think that if she play in hanna montana all the world love her so she so wrong!!
    she need twice befor she do something like that
    so Miley sweety you cocoo, you need help you will finish like linsdy in a rehab!!!!!
    the god for give me and you too but you stupied

  2. how about some facts

    The age of consent in the United States varies from 16-18, depending on the state. The most common age of consent is 16. Miley Cyrus is 16 1/2 years old. Most child pornography prosecutions involve victims under the age of 13 (usually 10 or younger).

  3. BEAM

    “THIS is too much skin? Ever been to a fucking beach? Or, I don’t know, outside? Seriously, do you people close your eyes when you take showers?”

    It’s not a question of being too much skin. It’s the fact that a 15 year old girl is posing in a sexually suggestive manner. The photo is meant to be erotic in nature. Not everything is measured by visible private parts, believe it or not. It’s exploitation of a minor, plain and simple. Bad idea by everyone involved.

    Young girls are impressionable and look up to Miley Cyrus. This is not the message she should be sending. I guess that makes me a “bible thumping, puritan. Oh well.

  4. Math Majors

    She’s not 15. Her date of birth is November 23, 1992.

    You people are such sheep.

  5. viv

    all I see here is the girl from The Ring

  6. Isn’t “Miley” just Southern talk for “whore”, as in the sentence, “Gee, that girl blew the entire football team, she’s such a freakin’ Miley…”?

  7. NO because YOU'RE UGLY

    *Hollywood

    I must clarify that Vanity Fair and Lebo are losers of course (if someone wanted to take pcitures like this of my child they’d be shitting out their own arms and legs from the brand new asshole I ripped them), but everyone in Hollywood is a fucking sick loser so they aren’t at the Michael Jackson level or anything. Lebo is just some fart smelling upetity “artsist” whose too in love with herself and her shit “art” to realize what a fucking weirdo freak she is. Vanity Fair is certainly more on the twisted side, because they know what they are doing.

    The trouble is this bag of dumb and her hillbilly functionally retarded Daddy aren’t smart enough to play the sick twisted games of Hollwywood and not get fucked in the A$$. So this Shiat is gonna be happening a lot more often.

    Say HELLO to the next Britney people. I promise you folks, you ain’t seen nothin’ YET!

  8. BEAM

    ” Math Majors – April 28, 2008 12:07 PM

    She’s not 15. Her date of birth is November 23, 1992.

    You people are such sheep.”

    The article linked to in the post says she’s 15. Even if she is 16 doesn’t make it any better.

  9. veggi

    My dogs name is Miley. She chews on everything and humps the couch.

  10. Prof

    The pics are actually (gasp) kind of tasteful I may even say artistic hmmm maybe. As for the childporn & ped comments all I can say is sometimes you see what you want to see, & fear what’s in your own mind. Maybe some people are looking at the pics and getting a bit excited and suddenly start projecting. I just see a slightly goofy 15+yo with a sheet in front of her trying to separate Miley (who’s real) from what many people want her to be Hanna Montana (which is FAKE), she’s not giving her dad a topless lapdance.

  11. caitie

    “She’s not 15. Her date of birth is November 23, 1992.”

    lol. You’re such an idiot.

  12. Anal Fistula

    what nonsense. the parents and her handlers are retroactively offended! awesome!

  13. Ed

    I love the know-it-alls who preach to us about how things “really are” – the internet must be a dream come true for you losers. Meanwhile, the rest of us will be happy we have mice that can scroll down a page rapidly.

    What’s the big deal about the slutty picture of this slut? Disney is trying hard, but who’s buying the virgin image? Let’s put it this way: the only upskirt commando pic of Miley that shows any sign of a hymen would be from when she was 10.

  14. anne liebowitz sucks donkey balls

    Hey, I’m all for porn, but for Annie Liebowitz to sexualize a child’s image is fricking….Wrong. 15 yr olds should not be sexualized.

  15. Darth Caligula

    Disney should talk when they say “a situation was created to deliberatley manipulate a 15 year old”, that’s all they do! Disney’s just pissed that this went outside their box.

    As for the age thing? Life sucks when you are a pre-teen muti-millionare who’s been pimped out by your father.

  16. Anal Fistula

    @54, check your math….

  17. NO because YOU'RE UGLY

    #53. I agree with what you are saying, VERY few people are against this for the right reasons. Most people are too stupid to see the issue clearly. My comments are satirical.
    Folks, just don’t go thinking the leaches at Disney are the good guys they manufacture these HUMAN BEINGS into brand name profit machines and they act in their OWN best interest at ALL times. This is not about sticking up for Miley it’s about sticking up for Disney, bambi and fairytales and all that phony money make schmaltzy shit.

    NO ONE is looking out for this kid. Like I said, this is future Britney right here.

  18. #54 – Maybe your name should be Calendar Major. Let’s see…
    April 2008 MINUS November 1992=… fuck it, (hangs head) another stark example as to the state of the American education system…

  19. Deva

    People should really leave her alone. For christsake it’s only “Vanity Fair”. It isn’t like she’s posing for Hustler or anything.
    Funny how Disney had nothing to say when it was Britney flashing those roast beef curtains she calls a vagina. Or Vanessa Hudgins when her pics surfaced. And they were much more racy than whatever Miley Cyrus is doing.
    But since Miley is the hot thing right now, Disney is fit to complain.

    I think she’s doing great and her career is on the right path. As long as she doesn’t look to those “Other” stellar Disney stars for guidance.

  20. roshaa

    I lost my virginity at 15…….what’s the big fucking deal!!

  21. LL

    “Artistic?”
    That’s everyones excuse. “I wanted to do artistic photos”

    BULLSHIT. We aren’t buying it anymore, you 15 year old whore. Go suck your dad’s cock.

  22. She's FUCKING 15

    The girl is fucking15 for Chrissake. 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15,15, 15,15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15,15, 15,15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15,
    15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15,15, 15,15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15,15, 15,15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15,15, 15,15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15,15, 15,15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15,15, 15,15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15,15, 15,15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15,15, 15!

    Check wikipedia.
    She will be 16 in November for fucks sake. Jebus shit how the fuck do you turds even mange to use a computer?

  23. Grace

    First the pics are awful. There is also one of her and her father that looks completely inappropriate, it is the kind of pic you would pose with a husband or a boyfriend. Second I think that both her family and Vanity Fair are to blame. Isnt anyone remembering she is a 15 year old child.. These are completely inappropriate and the fact that it was even in idea is ridiculous. And anyone that says she knew what she was doing is obviously a child themselves (18 and younger). Anyone that is older knows that 15 year olds are children. Isnt Vanity Fair for older people anyways.

  24. Jimboooo!

    1) It’s a really good photo
    2) It’s not porn
    3) Disney complaining about the exploitation of children is laughable
    4) Whatever

  25. LL

    #25,
    Fuck you, douchebag.

  26. sameshitdifferentyear

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    Britney Spears almost seems newsworthy in comparison

  27. she

    She’s gotta do what she’s gotta do…

  28. please...

    “Most people are too stupid to see the issue clearly.”

    I just hate people who say things like that.

  29. Vas Deferens

    Since when is a 15-year-old showing her bare back kiddie porn? Get your fucking heads out of your asses, people. It is her back, not her sweet hoo-hoo.

    Miley Cyrus is a dumb bitch.

    How does Disney keep finding the dumbest, sluttiest underage whores to promote their crap?

  30. wait-what?

    Wait- Billy Ray Cyrus has progeny?
    Yeeeiiick.

  31. She's FUCKING 15

    #79. You should change your name to “most people” that would make more sense.

    she turned 15 in November 2007. November 2008 she will be 16. Has there been a November 2008 yet? UM NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
    Because it’s fucking only April 2008.

  32. VtFarmboy

    If anyone else had taken these pictures and printed them in a magazine they would be arrested for child porn. However because its Annie Liebovitz nobody will ahve the guts to press charges. Annie should be arrested and Vanity Fair should apologize and destroy them.

  33. jmp

    U. G. L. Y. she looks a skeleton in a wig. Sad, that at 15 she is already selling herself while her parents watch. What is wrong with people in this country that they will do anything for a $?

  34. Zhed

    I’d tap that.

  35. Karate Sex

    If there is absolutely nothing wrong with the picture, why do you think she is saying the pictures embarrass her? I doubt she’s actually embarrassed. Some one must have let her know that the pictures make her look like a whore after a hard days work.

  36. shaniqua

    OKAY whoever freakin said that she isnt fifteen your a freakin asshole and idiot… and theres nothing wrong with it its just her back okay… thats not really that bad, it just looks like a dress….

    :)

  37. shaniqua

    i hate miley cyrus too agreeing with rebecca since shes sitting right next to me, anyway, nice job when saying that people close their eyes when the shower…..

    :)

  38. shaniqua

    i hate miley cyrus too agreeing with rebecca since shes sitting right next to me, anyway, nice job when saying that people close their eyes when the shower…..

    :)

  39. shaniqua

    i hate miley cyrus too agreeing with rebecca since shes sitting right next to me, anyway, nice job when saying that people close their eyes when the shower…..

    :)

  40. shaniqua

    i hate miley cyrus too agreeing with rebecca since shes sitting right next to me, anyway, nice job when saying that people close their eyes when the shower…..

    :)

  41. poonmoon

    Look she might be a skank in her personal life and these pictures might be more realistic than some want to accept, but so is a giant pile of nutty poo sittiin’ in your toilet, that doesn’t mean vile shit like that should be on the cover of a fucking mag. Lets not argue that it’s okay because it’s truthful that’s fucking bullshit and you all know it. None of you, except the freaks, would want your kids posing like this for a magazine.

    They all suck, Disney, Lezbo, Vanity, her handlers, her parents and Miley herself. She’s a spoiled little brat who went on Oprah preaching about what a great responsible role model she is and how she likes to dress age appropriately for her fans and pretty much insulted her peer pop tarts for their skankness. I guess your little glass house is all shattered now eh girly, yeah you pull those sheets close and try to keep warm, it gets mighty cold when all your phony bullshit and your ego lies come crashing down and you realize you haven’t got one ally in the whole world or an original unprogrammed thought in your little pea brain.

    Have fun growing up. Karma is a bitch of a collector when it comes to little millionaire celebretards pop princess bitches.

  42. rebecca

    i hate miley cyrus just as much as the next person, but honestly? you people are overreacting. yeah sure, “she’s only fifteen” big fucking whoop.

    it’s hollywood, not your kid.

    get over it.

  43. lolol

    lol wtf. shes fuckin 15 or 15 years old and they think this photo is a good idea? how retarded is that. thats got pedophile/jail bait written all over it. what a retarded idea, and her handlers or parents or whatever are morons for allowing this to happen.

  44. dude

    83, no, they wouldn’t, because it’s not porn and there is no nudity.

    the only reason people may be offended by these photos is because it gets them horny. then they realize she’s 15 and are subsequently disgusted. In reality, they should be disgusted with themselves but instead project that upon the photographer, magazine,etc. Now if you found Miley to be repulsive in the first place, like myself, there would be absolutely nothing wrong with the photos.

  45. sg

    i’ve said it before… she is soooooo headed for porn

  46. poonmoon

    #95. Um DUDE what if you find her to be a hideous gremlin, but also think “hey I wouldn’t want my kids in pics like that.” What about that scenario? Because I think that’s what the few sane people are thinking. It’s not about projecting it’s about having a brain and realizing that 15 is too young to be posing in any bedsheet pictures and that there is a world full of freaks out there and parents are SUPPOSED to protect their kids from shit like that.

    As a straight woman my reaction is
    1. MAN she is ugly and
    2 . That is NO WAY for a CHILD to to pose.
    3. Anyone involved with this is either an idiot, a perve, a manipulative sociopath, or a pretensious artist with NO social intelligence.

  47. i hate skool more than any of u bitches do so go screw urself and let miley do the same…haha suckers

  48. i hate skool more than any of u bitches do so go screw urself and let miley do the same…haha suckers

  49. i hate skool more than any of u bitches do so go screw urself and let miley do the same…haha suckers

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