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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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  • Unknown

    Miley messes up so she turns around and points fingers. How old are you sweetheart, 3? It was YOUR choice and nobody else’s. Learn to take responsiblity for your actions. You would think by 15 a girl would be able to do that….. we have another Paris in the making….

  • Frenchy

    artistic photo+15 year old child+ holding a sheet+ come hither look= soft core photograph

  • grace

    i feel bad for miley because it must be hard being in show business….i support miley 100%….dont always agree with everything she does but i dont agree with everything anyone does so yea

    i wish miley all the best!

  • somebody


    POOR POOR MILEY !!!!!!!!!!!

  • nikki

    you didn’t realize that you had no shirt on? “Artsy?” You’re fifteen-you don’t need to be “artsy”!! I don’t get it… how was the situation manipulated?

    come on miley…start wearing some clothes. first the stupid myspace pics of you trying to be grown up, and then this?

  • kaley

    Ok, the leaked ohotos were one thing-they were supposed to be private anyway-nobody was supposed to see them, so it’s not a big deal at all, just an unfortunate thing that they got out.

    But as for the Vanity Fair ones, that is completley innappropriate, and her apology is total bull. Also, “you can’t say no to Annie”, um when your a 15 year old “good girl” and she asks you to pose like that, you need to get a backbone and stand your ground…

    Miley obviously wanted to take those photos!

  • somebody

    I fell really bad for her …
    this Annie suck

  • petrus

    she’s so ridicules
    he’s patetic
    and tour of this site for losing time talk about her
    the persons like she are complet stupid
    this is not most important thing of the wolrd

  • petrus

    she’s so ridicules
    he’s patetic
    and your too, of this site for losing time talk about her
    the persons like she are complet stupid
    this is not most important thing of the wolrd

  • petrus

    she’s so ridicules
    he’s patetic
    and your too, of JUST JARED for losing time talk about her
    the persons like she are complet stupid
    this is not most important thing of the wolrd

  • nat

    Wait, so why exactly is she embarrassed? She had seen and approved these photos before they were going to be published! What she should be embarrassed about is her myspace photos not the magazine shoot!

  • kaley

    She truly is the next Britney Spears/Lindsay Lohan…..x 10

    Lindsay only just recently did a photo shoot like that, and she is 21

  • jaye

    I don’t understand why her parents left before the final pictures were taken or why the adults who were left didn’t object to them. I’m not sorry for Miley, she obviously knew what she was doing. Being a CHRISTIAN as she calls herself, she knows that talking off her clothes in front of a camera is not something to do. IF she’s going to talk it, she ought to walk it or shut up. I also boo the magazine and photographer for doing such a thing, they should at least have SOME integrity. They knew they were dealing with a 15 year old DISNEY star. They’re not stupid enough not to know there would be plenty of flack for this. They just didn’t care as long as they were making money. I don’t know what ‘ support team’ she’s going to trust. Where the hell were they when this fiasco was happening?

  • tell-tale

    somebody @ 04/27/2008 at 8:34 pm

    dude, she IS naked like vanessa. the only difference is she posed naked, nowing full well the photos wuld be on the cover of a magazine. just bcuz she thot wat she was doing was artistic, doesnt make it any less bad. in fact, it makes her stupid, since wen is a 15 year old posing naked for a magazine cover artistic? and she was actually pleased with it till the backlash. she new exactly wat she was doing and she did it anyways. and now shes pointing fingers at 1 of the best phtographers out there, blaming Annie for her mistake. quit making excuses for miley. she messed up, badly.

  • anita

    i love miley and i support her 110%

  • ruth

    Don’t bring Vanessa into this. She took private pictures BEFORE she became famous that leaked. She apologised IMMEDIATELY to her fans without pointing ant fingers. She took RESPONSIBILITY for her poor judgement and weathered it.
    Go and take a look at her GQ photoshoot and Flaunt magazine (ARTISTIC) photoshoot. She’s fully clothed and she’s 19.

    When Miley’s fans were abusing Vanessa left right and center, they never realised that this could happen to Miley. Now you’re all trying to explain it away when she was paid to sit for this, who is the hypocrite now?

    I feel sorry for her but they shouldn’t pass the blame, they should accept responsibility for the photoshoot. Nobody is perfect but she was not manipulated. Period!

  • DeeJay

    I think the pictures are sad. Miley has a little baby face. VF sucks a** for running with this cover. Its one step above kiddie por n.

  • Mileyfan512

    Mileys awsome and i totally know how she would think this is artistic and everybody makes mistakes right?I mean just leave her alone shes a good girl she obviously doesnt like it so why would they continue to sell the mag?Vanity Fair is just money hungry they used miley because she has a lot of star power

  • andriia

    LOL, she can keep apologizing all she wants but it doesn’t make the situation any better for her. Of course she knew very well what she was doing at the time of the photoshoot, and should have thought about the fact that she’s only 15 and that surely everyone would get the wrong impression. She keeps making the same mistakes over and over again, she’ll never learn!

  • ughhh

    oh STFU. Her parents knowingly gave consent. This is more like them waiting to see the response and since it was negative now they’re trying to backtrack and act like the victim. Miley is just a tool in this entire money making/attention seeking scheme. But no way in hell is she embarrassed, she loves this. And all disney cares about is money but no matter what they want, really at the moment she’s bigger than them, they can’t do anything to her so they just have to agree and support her. She unlike other disney stars is entirely their product and their employee so I wish that once her star starts to fade (hopefully but unlikely soon) they’ll get rid of her. Ofcourse there’s always going to be the new miley coming…it never ends.

  • Kami

    this is all BS she is trying to be the good guy (in this case girl) but she knew what she was doing when those pics were getting taken she is a total s*u* but i knew this was coming from the moment i first saw her ugly ass face

  • dj rj

    You go RUTH. GO RUTH. Couldn’t have said better myself.

    Disney is falling to the ground. the people on Disney are now all crying, this has happened, there precious teen idol doing something so stupid.

  • your mom

    if u guys believe her then shes gonna keep doing this again and again and saying sorry and then keep doing it and then saying sorry
    thats wutz gunna happen the more u believe her
    she’s gunna be a lindsay/paris/nicole/britney ect
    dont get me wrong i love those girls(not like that ahha)
    but miles starting at a young age.

  • damn

    she has lost so many fans with this!
    And did she do this photoshoot for Jesus too huh??

  • DeeJay

    Where are all the people who should be mad at VF for going with this cover??? They put a 15 year old kid on the cover of their “rag”. Wearing nothing but mess hair and a bed sheet. The over all feeling of the picture is “afterglow”. So VF is in the kid skin business. Yes Miley should have known better but VF should have too.

  • Julia

    oh my gosh you guys are really really harsh. Of couse Miley should take some blame in this, and not try and shift it on others, but you have to see that she did apologize and i’m sure she’s truly sorry. She’s only 15 years old and one of the hottest stars being watched at all times. 15 year old girls do do things like take provocative photos and usually nothing more happens, but unfortunatly for her they get out there and people criticize her like crazy which probably does not do much for her self esteem. Please just lay off for like, 2 seconds and it would make this load a lot lighter on her.

    Sorry for my spelling too, it’s quite hard typing in the dark ;)

  • eva

    she seems an anorexic girl.
    duuh she’s so ugly

  • hannah

    Really, she knew she didn’t have a top on.
    so i don’t care if it was sopose to be artistic.
    she knew what was going on.
    and that to me isn’t a pretty picture, or artistic.
    i find it really unattractive.

    and seriously shes 15.
    and topless?
    she’s going down from here.

  • dj rj

    wait a minute. NO ONE HELD A GUN TO HER HEAD. TO SAY TAKE THESE PICTURES. NO ONE. SHE IS NOT INNOCENT. 15 is still very responisable. Why will make you guys think she is not innocent. when she poses naked on playboy, or Victoria Secret. Or when she does a movie with no clothes on. Come on give me a break people. She is not innocent, she never was and never will. If I was the president of Disney she would be fired. 1x okay, 2x pushing it 3x what on god’s green earth are you doing now. 4x your fired.

  • hate miley

    who giva fuck if she is apologizing she knew that it will end up everywhere so wat the point now

  • melly

    geez,miley shldnt even have considered going topless even if it is for vanity fair and annie leibowitz. but i like that she apologized to the fans.

    wow. i sound lamee :]

  • heyy!

    slut face. i cannot stand her.
    she knew what she was doing
    and she apologizes? KAY!

  • Kathleen

    that photoshoot is so disgusting since she is underaged its like child porn!! i can’t believe she let this happen

  • rachel


    she keeps saying, oh im sorry ill learn from my mistakes im not perfect.. this is what scandal number 3??

    i think she should STOP saying that, and PROVE it to us by SHOWING us.

  • :]]]]]

    um i just realized how idiotic i sounded in my other comments.

    yeah of course she knew hat she was doing but thats her decision and i shouldnt be judging her.

    she is very talneted[getting better at acting+singing]
    and obviosly is trying to promote herself.
    i dont agree with posing like that for a 15 year old but its her decesion. we should judge her based on her talent not this.

    and no one asked her to be a role model. shes just a teen doing what she loves so if people dont want to look up to her they shouldnt then.

    im not saying i do.

    OKAY my opinion


  • rachel

    Poor Miley?
    That’s bull.
    She shouldn’t have done that! She’s 15! She should have put her foor down and said no. OH WAIT. No. She seems to like to be naked, just go on photobucket and you can see her and her BFF Mandy is bras and underwear.
    Her parent’s shouldn’t have left. Her GRANDMOTHER should have said something!

  • Carmen

    Oh Dios lo ultimo que podia salir esta jeva.
    Ella se parece a la muchacha de la pelicula The Ring.
    Ella es fea de verdad pobrecita de ella y los que la siguen.
    No se lo que penso Nick cuando se petio en amores con ella gracias a Dios que puso reaccionar a tiempo. Miley que Dios te acompañe para que no caigas como Britney.

  • jasmine

    She is so stupid and so naive how is this an artistic photo15 year old child holding a sheet she knew exactly what she was doing. She’s a whore and I don’t feel bad for her this is like 4th time she pulled this stunt already. People are stupid if their buying into her crap.

  • m

    good to hear she finally learnt a lesson.

    it IS artistic, though, compared to all the racy photos she had revealed by herself.

  • Miranda

    I support her 10000000% and those pictures were a mistake. It’s good for her to know she still has fans who support her through everything

  • 007

    I think this is all just a stupid act to get more attention. She knew exactly what she was getting herself into. She’s like the next Paris Hilton with borderline acting talent. Quite ironic how she had the last shot when her parents left.

  • vanessa

    hahaha slut.

  • msraq

    hahahaaa. once a whore, ALWAYS A WHORE!!!!!!

    The white trash in her is seeking through!

  • msraq

    hahahaaa. once a whore, ALWAYS A WHORE!!!!!!

    The white trash in her is seeking through!

  • A mother of a 14 year old

    OK, Vanity Fair and Annie L. should not have been taking that kind of photo without the parents being in the room.

    My daughter has done modeling/acting and they make darn sure the parent is there, even though my daughter has not ever been asked to take photos like that..EVER!

    It is manditory for Guardians to be present. (not a grandma) The actual guardian, as in Miley’s Parents!!

    So for all of you saying she wasn’t manipulated, you are very wrong!! I am not a Miley fan, but in this particular case, she was taken advantage of. Just check the quote by the author of the story…he was quoting Miley.. “That’s what she wanted me to do, and you don’t say no to Annie”

    “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.””

    Protect your children, because that is what they are STILL CHILDREN!!

  • jasmine

    she’s so pathetic and I hope kids burn all her cds and posters of her tonight

  • msraq

    what a slut! lol

    stop taking raunchy photos of yourself (previous) if you don’t want them leaked… and now, you’re blaming the photog’s? hah…

    i see it now. trying to be the next britney (in her prime)… HONEY, sorry but you need to tame yourself. you won’t be.

  • Laughable

    lol, good luck explaining this to a kid:

    “mommy, is it true Miley Cyrus took a picture naked?”

    “well, yes, but it wasn’t exactly on purpose”

    “oh…did her clothes fall off?”


    “did someone else take them off?”

    “…no, she took them off, but she didn’t want to”

    “so then why didn’t she just say that!?”


  • nicole

    where the hell are her parents?
    one thing after another with her..half naked pictures being leaked all over and now this? she needs to have responsible adults to help lead her in the proper path. I blame the parents.

  • A mother of a 14 year old

    Posting to comments about Miley and her young fans and their Mothers..

    Since when do you let your children see barely clothed persons in a mag?? You are just as bad if you allow your young children to be exposed to this almost naked crap.

    If you actually have that dialogue with your child, then you are in the same boat as Miley’s parents. BETTER SWIM!!!

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