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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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  • izzy

    ew, miley isn’t even pretty.

  • mileyfan

    I LOVE TO DEATH !

    no matter what happen i wil always support her !

    the photoshoot is NOT BAD

    soo STOP FUCKING SAY IT BAD LOSER

  • Vanessa

    that’s bull right there!! she knows what the h*ll she’s doing!! so this proves right there she’s a sl*tty wh*re!!!

  • wowzaaa

    jeeeeeeeeezz miley.

    after the edgy pics on the internet, you’d expect her to lay low for a while but i guess not.

    i wonder if joe jonas’ statement that “we have her back and love her to death” applies here too?

  • Buzzkut

    Annie is a pervert and you are a stupid moron Kid.

  • jollyrancher007

    Wow, what a speech from a 15 year old! and I absolutley love her! She had the guts to apologize for the photos and the Vanity Fair pic! And hey, I agree! She is just 15 and all of us make mistakes along the way! I mean come on! give her a break! You can’t expect her to be perfect cause nobody is! Besides! The pics didn’t show anything at all! Other people in the planet do worse things to humanity and we don’t make a big deal out of it like people are making a big deal out of this! She’s on tha right track, trust me!
    peace out!
    rock on Miley!

  • carly

    aww i feel really bad about this.. poor kiddo

  • Lizzy:)

    Miley Miley Miley…..

    I don’t understand how Miley Cyrus, continues to dig herself into this hole.

    She was already on thin ice for her leaked photos with Thomas Surges. That can not be covered by some flimsy excuse. These are the photos that will surely push some fans (and fans’ mother & fathers) over the edge.

    While I wouldn’t even begin to tag these photographs as risque I would say, however that they are quite a bit out of Miley’s age range.

    Miley shouldn’t say she was just “embarrassed” about these photos. It’s time for her to step up and take responsibility for these pictures. Not just simply disregard them and hope for the best.

    If she really is as mature as she claims to be, she should at least have the class to appear on some sort of, radio, talk show, news show, etc and personally explain these photographs.

    While I am personally not religious in anyway, I think it should be against any parents morals to pose nude. No matter if she is covered.

    Older actors and actress’ have posed nudely & covered. But they are old enough to the point where the pictures can be viewed as tasteful.

    For a 15 year old, these pictures are not in my opinion appropriate.

    I think also, That Mr and Mrs. Cyrus should have guided Miley and chose not to have these photos done.

    The family already knew that their daughter was on thin ice, because of Thomas Surges photos. They should be more aware that pictures like this may not be appropriate after something like that.

    I hope Miley chooses to make the right choice, and come clean about the photos.

    Until then she must face the wagging of the tongues from this picture.

    Please do not call me a Miley hater. Because I do not hate anyone. But I think it is only fitting that she discuss these pictures…and soon.

    Best of Luck,

    Lizzy

  • karen

    Eww why would you allow your 15 year old to pose like that? Do you want creepy 50 year old men jacking off to it? Of course Miley’s dad wants to be her “best friend” not her father… Kids have have alot of friends but only one mom and dad.

  • trw

    what the hell shes playing it off now that its all out.she knew what she was doing and so did her parents.this is what money does to you,you get bored because you have every thing in the world ,so you start out with these pics and then drugs(which im sure shes already did looking at some of the pics lately she looks like she was high and then theres the vedio her and mandy did were she was making fun of demi and selena they both were missed up on some thing.so im not buying their lame excuse.

  • mariah

    Miley is a dumbass.

    she knew what she was doing and she could have said no,
    she needs to get fired from disney. she is a baaad role model.

  • lilly

    yeah it doesnt show any bad part !!

    LOL

    it not like the Vanessa pic

  • lilly

    yeah it doesnt show any bad part !!

    LOL

    it not like the Vanessa pic

  • jess

    cant stand a liar ,so that would be miley and her dumb ass parents.she sure follows her faith

  • Meg

    A 15 year old girl being asked to pose naked by an adult photographer…sounds like someone is guilty of child pornography to me. Miley is young but she certainly knew she was naked so it is silly for her to try to say she didn’t think it was what it was… a naked pose.

    Sounds to me like fame and fortune has clouded the family’s better judgement.

    Neither Miley nor her dad are very talented or good looking so I guess they are getting while the getting is good.

    So be it, but stop trying to play it both ways..sweet and innocent has just left the building and the world is not buying the poor little girl taken advantage of routine…at least I hope not, sheesh.

  • Lia

    she’s 15 not 5
    she knew fully well how topless pictures would look
    i think she needs a break from the spotlight to get centred again
    she’s a talented girl who just has to much put on her shoulders
    god bless and i wish her all the best xoxo

  • mandizzleee

    slut o.o
    i liked her at first.
    now i hate her
    what a bad example for kids :P

  • Jessica

    she looks like a homeless man in this photograph, one that the years have aged him.

  • -

    Annie Leibovitz is highly respected and a renowned photographer and Miley knew what she was doing.

    shame on you miley for blaming AL.

  • jess

    disney needs to get rid of her before she tarnishes there name.of course g her parents and she miley is going to cover up.because she dont want to give up all that money shes making off of the poor little kids.shameless hussy

  • Missy

    Oh my gosh. This is kind of depressing. I’m a really big Miley fan. On one hand I forgive her, in her own words, everybody makes mistakes. And I believe that she thought it was artsy and stuff. The lady “annie” was probably very manipulative, like “Oh, Miley it will be such an artistic masterpiece no one will think it’s slutty or anything. Very high class.”
    But I also have to think, because I know I wouldn’t do something like that, I don’t know what it feels like to be famous, but I like to think it wouldn’t change me so much as to do something like that. I have such mixed feelings about this. But I don’t like it.

  • ZanessaFan4Lyfe!!

    a smart girl wouldn’t pose naked in the first palce…durrr…..now shes just gonna have to pay for it xD

  • tiffany

    i feel bad for her. the world is out to get her. she needs to realize people want to see her fall, so she needs to be super careful. vanity fair is going to sell tons of magazines from that tho. poor miley.

  • Gracie

    okay, im not her hugest fan or anything. i like her and her music a lot. this isnt the classiest picture or anything, but it was a professional photo shoot. not something she did herself. yeah she has some other ‘inappropriate’ pictures on the internet, but those pictures are seriously a teenager having fun. unfortunately, people seem to think they have the right to judge miley on everything she does. this actually is a gorgeous picture of her, she looks amazing and the only skin shes showing is her back. she is a phenomenal person and is very talented. people need to calm down and realize that she will make mistakes, just like everyone else.

  • katherine

    wow, miley… my fucking ass. since when is skankiness artistic? aha! the attack of the rebelling disney star. XD

  • playmate

    miley is a teenage sl*t! she deserves the blame.

  • Josie Ann

    Miley, you’re obviously backtracking, doing damage control, and coming up with ultra lame excuses to justify. Too late, we already think you are a _____!! Shame, shame, shame on you. First, no shame and then, no backbone!! Busted and burned!!

  • Sicklyxweasle

    Someone (her mom or dad maybe?) has to get a hold of this girl and move her into the right direction. Smack her across the face and tell her she’s only FIFTEEN! Why is she trying to act like an adult porn star? This seems to happen a lot with Disney doesn’t it?

    If only Walt was still around….

  • http://www.jonasbrothers.com Maria isabel

    god…. miley ur really really stupid. if you know everything you do is going to be on the public eye, and most of all your a DISNEY star now… honey you cant go around and take naughty pictures, SKANKY pictures and put them on the internet… gosh…. and second of all, that photo shoot wasnt spontanoius it was planned, ok… of course you knew what you where doing… good god … did you really think we where gonna buy that ?

  • http://www.jonasbrothers.com Maria isabel

    god…. miley ur kinda stupid… if you know everything you do is going to be on the public eye, and most of all your a DISNEY star now… honey you cant go and take naughty pictures, SKANKY pictures and put them on the internet… gosh…. and first of all that photo shoot wasnt spontanoius it was planned, ok… of course you knew what you where doing… good god … did you really think we where gonna buy that ?

  • That one girl

    Artistic? Okay. Really, I’m not buying it either.

    At a point of time, I looked up to her. Even though I’m only like 2 months older. I thought she was cool and hip when she was Hannah Montana. But once I saw her performance on American Idol, pictures that were leaked on the internet..I just thought, “Wow, she is making a fool of herself.” I don’t look up to her anymore. So many messed up things she did. Well not really, but still. Lindsay Lohan clone? I think so.

  • caitlin

    SHE IS SUCH A SKANK WHO JUST WANTS ATTENTION. THIS IS DISGUSTING, LIKE CHILD PORNOGRAPHY!

  • blah

    She’s a girl who can’t wait to be old, but she has the brain of a 5 years old….what a clueless kid!!

    “ok sweety we’re gonna need you to take your top off”
    “isn’t that too much?”
    “no it’s very artistic”
    “really??…ok!!”

    AND…she was supposed to see those pictures right AFTER the photoshoot and she still let them get published.
    She knew what she was doing and that wasn’t one mistake!!

  • Em

    There have been 2 times now where her ‘sexy’ myspace pics have hit the internet. So who leaked them??? hahahaha Guess who?
    And now her and her parents did this photoshoot and blame the photographer/magazine???? Artistic??? Whatever. Think about it….how many awesome pics of Miley could of been taken for this cover, but they decide to take one like this???? STUPID.
    Please, stop insulting my intelligence.

  • http://justjared miss.joejonas

    It looks painted

  • Brooke

    WHO THE FUCK CARES?!
    younger people do photo shoots way worse than this
    and its not even like shes doing anything inappropriate
    shes covered up where nothings exposed
    have you never seen a vanity fair cover before?!
    they are ALL like this
    just grow up and accept the fact that shes a teenager and shes going to mess up from time to time.

  • Silvia

    she is trying to look innocent, she knows that she lost fans cuz of this, and now she is saying that she didn’t know that the photos would turned like this.
    MILEY, If you’re posing topless, it’s not gonna get on camera with clothes on!
    There are 2 reason that she did this: for the attention, she noticed that the jonas brothers are getting more populair, miley loves all the attention, she loves the paparazzi, she even invited them to Nashville, but didn’t follow her, so that’s why leaked the Myspace photos, so she would get the attention back, but the paparazzi still don’t come to Nashville, so i’m wondering what she would do next.
    and alsoto get away from her hannah montana / disney image,

  • Matthew

    Hakuna Matata..

    So much for being that 12 year old Hannah Montana that these kiddies thought they knew.

    Seriously, its either she was drugged up or she wanted her image portrayed as a slut. You choose, Miley.

    Your self-image is sinking lower… and lower.. and lower.

    I honestly cannot wait how her new little album is going sound like — lyric-wise.

    “I stand out in da clubz, they won’t let me in because I’m 15.. So I tell ‘em that I am Smiley, they let me in kindly. I go home with some fo’ that I don’t even know. The next morning I wake up, wit ma drinkz all around me, with this playa right beside me. I take a prego test, to see if I’m a pest.. I’m having triplets!”

  • Matthew

    Hakuna Matata..

    So much for being that 12 year old Hannah Montana that these kiddies thought they knew.

    Seriously, its either she was drugged up or she wanted her image portrayed as a slut. You choose, Miley.

    Your self-image is sinking lower… and lower.. and lower.

    I honestly cannot wait how her new little album is going sound like — lyric-wise.

    “I stand out in da clubz, they won’t let me in because I’m 15.. So I tell ‘em that I am Smiley, they let me in kindly. I go home with some fo’ that I don’t even know. The next morning I wake up, wit ma drinkz all around me, with this playa right beside me. I take a prego test, to see if I’m a pest.. I’m having triplets!”

  • Jacqueline

    She’s getting stupid-er by the second, seriously.

  • cami

    OmG! some of you act like just because your 15 means that your not capable of thinking! … Sure .. her parents are partially to blame for this.. but if anything Miley is even more to blame!.. It doesn’t matter that she’s 15 she knows what she was doing.. and she could have said no .. regardless that fact that she was being photographed by a very experienced photographer .. she could have said NO this is too far.. the fact that she NOW is saying that she’s embarrassed over these photos is just a way to get sympathy votes for herself.. anyone who feels sorry for this girl are just complete idiots for falling for the fakest apology ever! ..

    Do you actually believe that these are the first time she’s seen the pics! .. After they take the pics they show it to Miley and the people she’s with .. clearly she approved of it .. and is she stupid enough to not know what she was saying during the interview! My gosh .. if this is how people precieve 15 year olds to be .. as stupid people who can’t think for themselves then you know what that’s really sad.. cuz that’s how Miley is… and that’s not how a lot of 15 year olds are..

    she’s stupid for even agreeing to go with an edgy photoshoot like this .. the whole article of her apology was just her saying that she was a stupid child and a victim to the whole situation! ..

    The fact is that she knew what she was doing .. and her apology couldn’t be even more fake than her personality and how she comes off to be .. As far as much of the comments on this site goes.. she’s lost plenty of respect of the people in the society and maybe even some of her fans.. which i seriously can’t even understand why people are still fans of hers ..

    And don’t any of you say that “she made a mistake .. people make mistakes” … Yeah people do make mistakes.. but people don’t make the same mistakes 3 or 4 times like Miley has .. This whole good girl act that she’s trying to portray has been fake all along..

  • lissy

    i think her “BFF” mandy has changed her alot! she used to be a girl taht little girls looked up to and she was like by adults to but ever since she and mandy became friends, she has turned into a little slut. think about it, once mandy came along she gt dumped my Nick, lost Lesley pretty much as a friend, moved on to taking really grody pics of herself for myspace and she moved on to a new boy toy who plays beer pong, and is always around other girls. Her dad and her old friends need to sit her down and show her how much disasters Mandy has caused her… i do feel sorry for miley. i think she just needs to be away from mandy long enough to see her old friends and turn back into the miley we all used to like. Good thing she is in Tennessee with her family and her old friends and SOOO FAR AWAY FROM MANDY!!

  • hot as ice

    she will. Be paris + britney + Lindsay = miley^3 she will be in rehab in 2 years and in one year she will have a sex tape

  • Monkez rule!!! Miley sux

    Miley is definitely a SLUT! Annie does a lot of the vanity fair covers. She wouldn’t decieve a 15 year old!!! Obviously Disney is trying to cover up 4 their moneymakers lack of sense! That’s not being harsh. I liked Miley at first, but she is obviously headed down a bad road. People may say she’s the next Vanessa Hudgens, but there’s a difference. VH learned from her scandal , MC hasn’t.

  • p

    she had a lot of “mistakes” this year…she should have learned when the first set of myspace pics leaked. how dumb are you to post skanky pics of you on the internet unless u’re a stripper or myspace whore

  • tan

    Miley, Miley,Miley. Girl- do you think the rest of us were born yesterday? My dear YOU were born yesterday but you sure ain’t so dumb now are ya. Golly gee. News flash-no 15 year old should be in ANY magazine topless- the implication of the photos is SEX. PERIOD. Nice move Annie Liebowitz and Vanity Fair- I did not know kid porno was chic. I won’t be buying your magazine again anytime soon. You all just lost my respect. And Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus- you two are a joke. SELL OUTS. You were away from the shoot when this happened- B.S. people. But go ahead and live off your daughters riches-cash the check she earned by baring her childhood to pedophiles and go buy yourself something shiny and expensive. I have six nieces and will not be buying them one thing Miley ever again.

  • Paulie

    I guess God’s ok with Miley lying as long as it’s for damage control.

  • marianne moorehump

    She looks like a used up, beat up crack whore in that picture. Disgusting.

  • LIda

    she looks like smiggle from lord of the rings in that pic

  • andrea

    wtf?
    Give Miley a break. I think everyone is way too caught up on it. SHE DID IT TO GET PAID. Lots of actresses do it. shut up. -.

    -
    And for those saying that Miley is going to ruin Disney channel, most kids who watch Disney channel don’t even read that magazine. I don’t read it. I don’t plan on reading it. The only way they’d know about this is because parents talk about it. Or people on the internet are writing about it. GAWD.

    and as for those personal pictures, they were PERSONAL.

    It doesn’t mean your nosey ass has to go look at her PERSONAL pictures. >.

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