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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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  • kendall

    She is getting pulled in like 100 different directions she just needs to spend time with her family back in ten and get back on track and i know she will be fine. She looks so pretty in the picture she is not complety exposed either

  • yummy miley!

    She is HOT!

  • kelzizzles

    OK, this is no mistake. For things like her risque photos earlier, yeah those were a mistake and it was a mistake for them to be put on the internet. With Vanessa Hudgens, it was a mistake for her pictures to be made public. However when you have photographs taken by a proffessional photographer for a magazine cover, it is no mistake. How exactly did she expect them to come out, I mean she’s naked except for a silk sheet draped over her breasts. She knew exactly what she was doing, there is no mistaking what is going on when you are being photographed nude save a sheet covering your breasts. And her back looks really bony. These pictures aren’t even beautiful in any sense. Her lips look raw, her skin looks like it’s never seen that light of day, her hair looks like a rats nest, and her back looks like a roller coaster, all those pokey disgusting bones. This is not the Miley we know, and as much as it pains me to say it, and dissapoints me, I have truly lost all respect for Miley. Don’t get me wrong, I used to love, adore, admire, look up to, and try to be Miley Cyrus. Now, I want nothing to do with her or being a fan of her. Just listen to the lyrics in her songs, “Hey boy, don’t you wish you could’ve been a good boy, try to find another girl like me boy, beel me when I tell you I am fine and it’s time for me to draw the line.” She is literally going to turn into the person who is getting drunk, drinking underage, going to clubs, and flocking paparazzi wherever she goes. The sickest thing is that she is 15 and the only thing we haven’t seen, to really puch things over the edge, is a completely nude picture of her. If you think about it, even Brittany Spears wasn’t like this at 15. Miley says she looks up to Hilary Duff so much, well she better open her eyes and see that Hilary is not going clubbing, not taking risque photos, not engaging in embarrassing photoshoots, keeping her music clean, and paying attention to the respect and admiration that her fans have for her, as well as working hard to keep everything that way. Miley better get her act together and fast before she becomes Jamie Lynn Spears, pregnant, delusional, and helpless at the meer age of 16. God help you Miley Ray Cyrus. May God have mercy on your soul!

  • eddie jones

    as for my two updates, this is child exploitation and all that were involved in this photoshoot should be in jail, miley should be taken into custody because her parents obviously have no control over this 15 year old girl.

    May I remind everyone that 400 kids were taken from a Texas ranch for absolutely nothing, yet this girl is posing just about naked at 15!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Laughable

    A mother of a 14 year old @ 04/27/2008 at 9:25 pm

    dont be so old fashioned. kids can find this stuff out thru more than just the internet or a magazine. people talk, like older siblings, friends, older sibling’s friends, friend’s parents, other relative members, sometimes even parents accidentally let this stuff slip. a kid can easily learn about wat miley did thru word of mouth as they can simply by looking up miley on the internet, or picking up this magazine.

  • Screw the prudes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The photo is tasteful,SEXY & very pretty! A LOT of ugly fatties hate this lil’ goddess!

  • Alison

    There’s no way a 15 year old should be posing like that in the first place. Where were her parents???

  • jasmine

    Why hasn’t Disney pull the plug of her show?! this is her 4th time doing this.

  • hey eddie jones!


  • nina

    Dumbass, what ever.
    I’m not buying it.
    She knew what she was doing.
    They see the pictures after the photoshoot.

  • saribeth

    miley is the nice girl =]

  • saribeth

    and support you =]

  • tasty art

    Nothing wrong with that photo & plenty right!

  • haha

    lesbo photographer Annie tried to get with Miley as soon as her parents left. ha ha.

  • jasmine

    I’m currently emailing a Hollywood records rep and Disney rep and I’m going to try and end the show this is pathetic she knew what she was doing. A lot of parents are outrage by her behavior. They are emailing as well.

  • Karina

    what a freakin liar!!! SHE DID IT!!!
    She’s either stupid or a liar!!
    She knew what she was doing. She took of her shirt and took the shot! How could she have not know she is sooo stupid! If its so embarrassing why the hell did she do it!!
    OMG! she doesnt even look too bad but she looks like she died since she’s so freakin pale!
    the world is going to end

  • vicky

    I really love her but a few days ago i saw some pictures and this too that i don’t like it. so why did she do semi topples?.It’s crazy she is 15. Really crazy.

  • http://justjared nina fauzi this….I’m one of Miley’s fan…but I wouldn’t be hers if she dressed like Micheal Jackson being naked!!In Malaysia,if anyone was posing nude or partially nude they’ll be fine for over 10000 bucks.

  • [☆F a m o u s☆]

    15… 14… 13… 12… 11… 10…

  • jasmine

    I just emailed them a nasty letter I will let you guys know what they said.

  • truvy

    She’s underage. I doubt she’d be allowed to take suggestive pics without the consent of a parent, let alone print or release them to the public.

  • victoria+

    i HATE miley
    serves that stupid whore right
    fucking dumbass..

  • Tori

    I would have hoped she would be a little more wise even at 15, but also how could Liebovitz put her in this position? Her minders are to blame as well, but I think what happened is that they wimped out in the iconic presence of Annie Liebovitz. I think Miley is in love with her own image a bit too much and is being given way too much freedom to make mistakes that don’t have to made in the first place. It’s not hard to stay out of trouble like this

  • jasmine


  • menna

    poor miley??????? poor me!!!!! poor us!!!!!! we have to see this girl sharing jolly ranchers with other girls, in a bathtub with a bunch of older girls wearing a bikini, her showing off her bra, then in a bed with her new “BOYFRIEND” thomas and taking pictures of her making out with him NOW topless photos of her in a national magazine!!! she”s just a BABY! she”s my age her parents are idiots! next she”ll be going around bald crashing her car into a pole while on drugs she”ll be the next Britney Spears and Lindsey Lohan combined then she tells us “she makes mistakes and she”s “sorry” yah right how many times does it take you miley to finally learn your many mistakes. all i have to say is…thank goodness nick dumped her, he really did both of them a hugeee favor.

  • Levlin.

    I agree actually. She knew that it would come out for the WHOLE world to see it, so if she loved her friends so much then she shouldn’t of done it. I still like her and all but this was a BIG mistake for her to do. Even though it is her own life to live, but it was still a bad choice to make.

  • lilly

    HA! stupid miley she knew what she was doing & now she saying she feels embarrassed?!

  • girl

    her quote is ridiculous. YOU CAN SAY NO. don’t make it into vanity fair and annie’s fault, it is your body you can do whatever you want with it and she chose to do it. she should take responsibility for her actions for once in her life.

  • jasmine

    Rumors are going on that Disney are going to fire her

  • http://- Diana

    Listen. Miley is 15 years old. For those of you who are parents, do you really expect a teenager who has just skyrocketed into fame within one year to be able to be trusted with handling major events such as these? If anyone, it’s her parents who are to blame. They raised her. They are responsible for instilling the values and beliefs that she will grow up with. And if they supported her picture for Vanity Fair, then it’s no wonder that she decided to go along with it. Miley can’t be expected to handle herself as an adult would. Give her a break.

  • Lillianne

    Tramp in Training

  • m

    and of course, the apology was not her own words but prepared by her agent and/or parents after they found the picture had outraged Disney.

  • miley fan

    miley you look very pretty and artisic i accept your apoligie

  • yanina

    poor miley :(

  • kat

    your damage control is too late girl, you already took the pics and you knew what you were doing! don’t blame anyone else

  • Maxim

    It would be a different story if we hadn’t just seen her coyly exposing her bra and then sprawled across her boyfriend’s lap with her midriff exposed. I don’t think there’s much doubt what she was doing with the boyfriend when the camera was turned off.

  • Peyton

    OOo.. keep us posted Jasmine.

  • jasmine

    first she was a skank then when her second scandal came out she was a hoe and now with this she’s just a whore

  • jo

    first of all she is way too overexposed!!! she goes to every event she’s invited to. jst cos your suddenly successful you hafta show your mug everywhere. stay home once in a while

  • AMYohyess

    “you can’t say no to Annie.”

  • kaytee

    its supposed artsy like anya on ANTM

  • littleone

    Why is everybody making such a huge deal?
    They were done artistically.

    And it was Annie Lebowitz! How is gonna it be skanky?

    I feel so bad for her. She takes a beautiful picture and all you little brats can do is make fun of her and insult her?

    You guys are terrible.

  • theresa

    puhhleasee. no one forced her to take of her top. that was her own decision. dont try to apologize.

  • jianne

    artistic my ass dude if u pose topless people are going to think your a whore no matter how “artistic” it looks.

  • t

    Why Vanity Fair would even consider doing such a controversial photoshoot with a mere 15 year old is beyond me

  • Nat

    I think the image from Vanity Fair by Annie Leibovitz looks tasteful. I dont see the problem. Annie is a very artistic photographer, shes not looking to make dirty images.

    Its all been blown out of proportion to stop the backlash against Miley. Because of the personal images that were released to the web.

  • keara

    she’s 15. she needs to mature in more ways than just physical. stop trying to blame a world renowned photographer and fashion magazine for YOUR mistake.

  • keara

    she’s 15. she needs to mature in more ways than just physical. stop trying to blame a world renowned photographer and fashion magazine for YOUR mistake.

  • Hmmmm

    She is just a teenager who makes mistakes people, get over it and move on, if thats the worst she ever does then thank gosh. You people act like your all saints. At least she can say when she has made a mistake and learn from it and move on.

    I wish Miley the best of luck, your a great person who is human like the rest of us.

  • Laughable

    littleone @ 04/27/2008 at 9:58 pm

    there’s nothing artistic or beautiful about a 15 year old posing n.ude. if she was older, u culd make that arguement, about the human body being beautiful and wat not, but she cant even drive. and its not like someone took her top off for her. she did it willingly. her parents left, she took her top off, and posed n.ude knowing full well that shes a idol to many little kids, and that this culd tarnish her rep. excuse us “brats” for finding something wrong with that.

    wake up and smell the roses my friend. u dont need to make excuses for miley, wat she did was wrong, period.