My oh my oh my.
We sure have ruffled some feathers here.
Everyone wants to weigh in on the racy, undead pics of Miley Cyrus on the cover of Vanity Fair.
First up, Miley herself, talking both about the VF photos and those racy shots of her that circulated last week:
In a formal statement, Miley says:
“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 [photographer] Annie [Leibovitz]. 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.”
However, she’s quoted in Vanity Fair as saying the following:
“I think it’s really artsy. It wasn’t in a skanky way. Annie took, like, a beautiful shot, and I thought that was really cool. That’s what she wanted me to do, and you can’t say no to Annie. She’s so cute. She gets this puppy-dog look and you’re like, ‘OK.’ 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.”
Says a Vanity Fair spokesperson:
“Miley’s parents and/or minders were on the set all day. Since the photo was taken digitally, they saw it on the shoot and everyone thought it was a beautiful and natural portrait of Miley.”
And what does the Disney Channel think about all this? Here’s their statement:
“Unfortunately, as the article suggests, a situation was created to deliberately manipulate a 15-year-old in order to sell magazines.”
I want to hear a statement from Miley’s parents! What do they think of all this?