So I sat down to write a post about Cheri Oteri’s father, who was tragically murdered in his Nashville home this weekend, but I really hate covering shit like that. Like, it’s so incredibly sad, it’s not her fault, and, while it’s an intriguing story, I feel dirty trying to use it to get page views. So if you care, the full story is here.
Instead, I’m going to focus on something more appropriate: the sluttification of one Miley Cyrus.
The photographer behind the shots, Annie Liebowitz, has decided to weigh in herself. Says Annie:
â€œI’m sorry that my portrait of Miley has been misinterpreted,” she said in a statement. “Miley and I looked at fashion photographs together, and we discussed the picture in that context before we shot it. The photograph is a simple, classic portrait, shot with very little makeup, and I think it is very beautiful.â€
Yeah, Annie. Shot with very little makeup. Also: very little clothing.
And where would any of this be without the Christian Coalition of America? Normally I’d be like “What the fuck does the Christian Coalition have to do with any of this?” but Miley’s been so outspoken about her relationship with Jesus and her religion that I suppose they do get to have a say here.
“Disney should reprimand her,” says their spokesperson. “Miley should say it was a mistake and that kids have to be very careful at such a young age. Kids look up to her. Something needs to be done.”
This is going to be the best-selling issue of Vanity Fair in years, and it’s done wonders toward launching Miley’s career for an adult audience. Well-played, my friends.