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Miley Cyrus 'Embarrassed' by Vanity Fair

Miley Cyrus 'Embarrassed' by Vanity Fair

Miley Cyrus says that she’s “embarrassed” about semi-topless photographs of herself in the June 2008 issue of Vanity Fair.

“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,” says the 15-year-old Disney sensation, who posed with a blanket wrapped around her chest. “I never intended for any of this to happen and I apologize to my fans who I care so deeply about.”

A Disney Channel spokesperson adds: “Unfortunately, as the article suggests, a situation was created to deliberately manipulate a 15-year-old in order to sell magazines.”

The Miley photos, which were taken by photographer Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair, hits newsstands next week.

UPDATE 1: People reports that Miley‘s parents left before the final picture at the photo shoot but her grandmother and teacher were there. Miley also added, “My goal in my music and my acting is always to make people happy. For Vanity Fair, I was so honored and thrilled to work with Annie. 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. The pictures of me on the Internet were silly, inappropriate shots. I appreciate all the support of my fans, and hope they understand that along the way I am going to make mistakes and I am not perfect. I never intended for any of this to happen and I am truly sorry if I have disappointed anyone. Most of all, I have let myself down. I will learn from my mistakes and trust my support team. My family and my faith will guide me through my life’s journey.”

UPDATE 2: The New York Times has a piece on Miley‘s topless photo scandal. The Vanity Fair article was written by Bruce Handy and quotes Miley as saying, “Annie took, like, a beautiful shot, and I thought it was really cool. That’s what she wanted me to do, and you can’t say no to Annie.” She also said of the photo, “I think it’s really artsy. It wasn’t in a skanky way.”

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  • Beluu

    FIRST!!
    POOR MILEY
    SHE IS SO PRETTY

  • bili

    i hate her!!

  • nav

    she sucks!!!

  • Kimmy

    ahh poor miley!

  • KiM

    I feel really bad for her now:(

  • http://donthaveone Shay

    wow. i like miley, but i she woudlnt expose her self like this would she?

  • http://donthaveone Shay

    wow. i like miley, but i she woudlnt expose her self like this would she?

  • ilovemiley

    miley u rock
    im sorry for you!
    dont worry its ok girl!
    we love u!

  • IDIOT

    It is one thing for her to apoligize for the pics that showed up w/ her showing her bra but for those done in a photo shoot by Annie for Vanity Fair is BS. She knew what she was doing. As evidenced by her non professional pics she thinks she is sexy & wants to be considered so by the world. She also claims she stays grounded by her faith & family. Where was all that during the photo shoot? A 15 year old girl going on 30 is not going to be manipulated into doing something she doesn’t want to do, especially someone w/ her celebrity & w/ her team of people & her mom around. Disney probably got pissed & that is who pays her bills so she had to back peddle. She is a joke. Total wannabe. It is time for her to go away now.

  • ilovemiley

    its ok girl!
    we love u

  • WHAt

    BULL!!!! She is backtracking. She obviously knew what the hell was going on and it’s so stupid that she’s blaming vanity fair and one of the best photographers in the world Annie saying she was manipulated. She is 15 and she knew every second of the shoot what was implied. No one was taking advantage of her. I think Disney knew about it and from fan and parent outrage they were forced to disassociate themselves and miley from the pictures. It’s RIDICULOUS!!! We know you want someone to blame Disney and Miley when you were very aware what you were doing. Vanity fair is a respectful women’s magazine and Annie is a WOMAN! why would she deliberately exploit a 15 year old girl? No one put a gun to your head MILEY!

    I DON’T BUY IT FOR ONE MINUTE!

  • Amber

    She knew what she was doing. Apology not accepted.

  • anon

    why would a 15 year old even think about posing semi-topless for a magazine at all….

  • kara Fowler

    oh come on… annie leibovitz is an incredibly experienced, renowned photographer, it’s not like it’s some sketchy smut. Miley is young, yes, but she and her people made a choice…

  • tinkerbell

    i still cant believe she would actually do this!

  • Shaggy

    Damage Control

  • pathetic

    Give me a break. There’s been enough photos to suggest she knows full well what she is doing. Too bad Mom and Dad seem to be MIA to put on the brakes.

  • Like Eww

    Sure Miley. Sure. You were naked, topless, whatever it was. You knew you didn’t have a top on didn’t you? Or did you think they were going to “digitalize” it on? Please.

  • raye

    wow what is going on?

  • Little miss sunshine

    She had the choice and she chose wrongly. She has to learn from her mistakes.

  • katryna

    Manipulate?? why would the parents of a 15 year old girl let her do this in the first place?

  • barb

    So not buying it. She has people, parents, etc.

    Her Mom can go with her for coffee, but doesn’t go and approve pics showing up on a cover of a mag.

    I blame Miley, her parents, the photo. and Vanity Fair.

  • Mcqueen

    OMG who was the sicko that comvinced her to do this?! I really feel bad for her. But is is really nice that she came out and apoligized to the fans.

  • ashlee

    why did she do it in the first place dumbass

  • tee

    When I first read this, I thought how could she not know what it would look like. The I realized she’s FiFTEEN, the age where little girls start thinking they’re grown but are not. This is all on her parents one of them should have stepped up and just said no.

  • cami

    clearly it’s not fake! .. atleast she apologized to her fans.. she’s still an idiot and i can’t believe she had the guts to blame the photographer for this.. it was her an her parents decision .. she should feel embarassed!

    and her quote “i’m going to make mistakes i’m not perfect. i’ll learn from my mistakes.. ” blah blah blah.. is complete BULL! . learning from her mistakes ya right! .. this is what like the 3 time you had to learn from your mistake??

    wow .. i guess her plan to have all the attention on her has finally worked. it’s sickening to see her on Vanity Fair ..

    Unfortunatley for me and a ton of other people i’m sure .. that fake apology is basically saying that OJ Simpson didn’t kiss his wife.. fake fake fake.. there’s no way in getting out of this now miley ..

    kiss your fans goodbye ..

  • Sonya

    I love miley, shes got away with words!
    I support you miley and i know you will learn from your mistakes.
    I love your pictures, nude or note- YOU ROCK!

  • LMAOOO LOSER

    I knew her damage control team would use the word “artistic” to describe the shoot.

    not even a full day and there already doing damage control. hahahaha

  • Caitlin

    why she even do it?
    im a huge fan but so confused.

  • Sharon

    why would her parents let her do this in the effing first place?
    gross!

  • Megan

    Wow.

  • Megan

    Wow.

  • Nicole m

    I’m not buying it. I think she is full of sh*t.

  • Linda Blair

    Sorry, but she looks like the possessed chick from The Exorcist in this photo.

  • cami

    haha i mean OJ simpson didn’t kill his wife.. and i agree.. she’s 15 mega successful .. she knows what she was doing .. she has no one to blame but herself!

  • erin

    Im sorry but i do not feel sorry for her at all. How many times are we suppose to but these I’m embarassed stories and i have learned from my mistakes. This is what her 5th photo scandal? Every time new pics come out the statements basically say the same thing. I am soooo tired of heraing the same thing. Her parents are at just as much fault as anyone

  • Stupid Girl

    Miley doesnt care that people hate this cover. Its her team of handlers who issue this statement to save her face

  • http://no-remix.blogspot.com dAmien

    i think that’s artistic. Because she’s 15, that’s why she announced that statement. I love Annie’s work and somewhat likes Miley..
    anyway, i can’t wait to see the pic! in the issue.

  • Ashleigh

    Poor Miley? Are you kidding me? She did this herself. At any point during that photoshoot she was uncomfortable, she could have declined to do what they were asking her to do or do something else. She chose to do this and as soon as there was negative backlash against someone who touts herself as a role model for young girls posing provocatively, she tried to backtrack and make it sound like she didn’t know what she was doing. She knew what she was doing and if she didn’t, then that is a sign that she should not have the fame that she has. If she can’t see that her behavior (this photoshoot, her slutty myspace photos) will be judged by the parents of the children who look up to her, she is fast on her way to being like Paris, Britney(unless Britney has a real mental illness, in which case, she can’t help it.), Lindsay, etc.

  • jfp

    doesn’t she have parents to go with her to the photo shoots??

  • tinseltown

    yeah right.. okay we hate you miley. go and die

  • bootay

    The picture ain’t that pretty! She looked fugly and shit. Cheap shot.

  • Dj rj

    Let me just say this. Why does everyone here support these people when they do bad things OMG. You guys are out of your minds. Miley does she is 15 she has fans that are 12 and younger, what is that going to tell these kids. But there are people still out there, who support her bad behavior. I don’t get it. If that was my daughter, I would punish her until the cows get home. You don’t do that. Give me a break. didn’t we all learn from Vanessa Hudgens not to pose, and take pictures because they could leak. I mean come on. I have much respect for Vanessa Hudgens. Because, she took those before she was famous, and accidently leaked. I have no sympothy for Miley, she posted herself on Myspace. I know a lot of you are going to bash mouth me, and that’s okay. I don’t care what you guys have to say. Just go ahead and say it. I wish that people stop thinking that she is innocent. She is not innocent and she is not a good role model.

  • alexandra

    POOR MILEY!!!!
    She don’t deserve this!
    This is bad!!!!
    I tottaly support Miley!

  • sona

    oh PUH lease. Vanity Fair released a statement saying that Miley, her parents, and some other people SAW the photo when it was taken because it was taken digitally and they loved it. They thought she looked beautiful.

    Stop with the f*u*c*k*i*n*g sob story, Miley. No one’s buying it.

  • lollipop

    She looks like she just ate a baby.

  • Kikigirl101

    That’s all BS!!! She knew what she was doing. She knew what she was getting into when she had to shoot for ‘Vanity Fair’ it’s a magazine that is known for its sexy pictures of artists and a bunch of models. She can’t be that stupid! How the heck could her parents let her do that. She’s freakin 15!!! The pictures of her in a bra and underwear is her just being a stupid teenager and fooling around. But being topless in an actual photo shoot is serious. It was planned and everything. Her parents say they keep her grounded and that she’s a normal teenager, that they only want the best for her but is the best thing for her to be posing topless in magazines. What’s next? playboy?

  • xx-stella-xx

    BULLSH*T.shes only sayin it bcoz of all the bad publicity shes gettin.

  • xx-stella-xx

    BULLSH*T.shes only sayin it bcoz of all the bad publicity shes gettin.

  • luv vanessa

    i still think shes slutty.