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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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533 Responses to “Miley Cyrus 'Embarrassed' by Vanity Fair”

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  1. 101
    Unknown Says:

    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….

  2. 102
    Frenchy Says:

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

  3. 103
    grace Says:

    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!

  4. 104
    somebody Says:


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

  5. 105
    nikki Says:

    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?

  6. 106
    kaley Says:

    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!

  7. 107
    somebody Says:

    I fell really bad for her …
    this Annie suck

  8. 108
    petrus Says:

    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

  9. 109
    petrus Says:

    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

  10. 110
    petrus Says:

    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

  11. 111
    nat Says:

    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!

  12. 112
    kaley Says:

    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

  13. 113
    jaye Says:

    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?

  14. 114
    tell-tale Says:

    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.

  15. 115
    anita Says:

    i love miley and i support her 110%

  16. 116
    ruth Says:

    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!

  17. 117
    DeeJay Says:

    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.

  18. 118
    Mileyfan512 Says:

    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

  19. 119
    andriia Says:

    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!

  20. 120
    ughhh Says:

    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.

  21. 121
    Kami Says:

    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

  22. 122
    dj rj Says:

    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.

  23. 123
    your mom Says:

    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.

  24. 124
    damn Says:

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

  25. 125
    DeeJay Says:

    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.

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