Miley Cyrus Exploited at Vanity Fair Photo Shoot – Takes Racy Photos

It looks like another teen celeb is in a nose dive headed for a crash. Are we going to see Miley Cyrus’ name join the ranks of Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan as a good girl gone bad?
What is really sad is that I always viewed her parents as being mostly responsible. They are claiming they were “horrified” when they saw the photos. But why did they leave her in the hands of photographer Annie Leibovitz, who is very well known for her racy celeb photos? What did they think was going to happen in their absence?
Michele Malkin makes this point:

“Somebody should have been there to say no. And there were ample opportunities to intervene.
Like when Leibovitz coaxed the 15-year-old into taking her clothes off.
Or when she coaxed the teenager into getting made up with smoky eyes and ruby-stained lips.
Or when she gave the girl a silk blanket and mussed up her hair and told her to look over her shoulder and look like she had just awoken after a one-night stand.
The adults surrounding Miley Cyrus shamelessly abdicated their responsibility to protect her best interests. Mom and Dad got caught up in the Vanity Fair glam. Vanity Fair didn’t see a 15-year-old girl. They saw magazine sale dollar signs. And Annie Leibovitz saw skin, skin, skin and another notch in her belt.
The parents, grandmother, and teacher are not alone in shouldering blame. Shame on Liebovitz and the pretentious left-wing editor of Vanity Fair, Graydon Carter.
“Artists” and “literary magazine editors?” Nonsense. They’re the elitist version of Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis and his video camera operators, coaxing girls to take it all off–just with more refined tones and high-minded pretentiousness.”

So what we end up with is more teen innocence lost, all in the name of “art” and the almighty dollar.
Shame on them.

LOS ANGELES — Miley Cyrus said she’s embarrassed by an apparently racy photo spread appearing in the upcoming 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. I never intended for any of this to happen and I apologize to my fans who I care so deeply about,” Cyrus said Sunday in a statement through her publicist.

The photos, by renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz, were taken to accompany an interview with the 15-year-old pop star and her father, singer Billy Ray Cyrus. They include shots of the teen reportedly topless and wrapped in a blanket.

The Disney Channel, which airs Cyrus’ TV show “Hannah Montana,” was also critical of Vanity Fair.

“Unfortunately, as the article suggests, a situation was created to deliberately manipulate a 15-year-old in order to sell magazines,” a network statement said.

A phone message left for a Vanity Fair representative was not immediately returned Sunday night. But in a statement to the TV show “Entertainment Tonight,” Vanity Fair defended its position.

“Miley’s parents and/or minders were on the set all day,” the magazine said. “Since the photo was taken digitally, they saw it on the shoot and everyone thought it was a beautiful and natural portrait of Miley.”

Cyrus is one of the biggest _ and most G-rated _ acts in the country and is often considered a role model for young girls.

Her “Best of Both Worlds” tour sold out arenas, and her successful 3-D concert film collected $31.3 million in its opening weekend in February.

Original Link.
Link to Michelle Malkin.

4 Responses to “Miley Cyrus Exploited at Vanity Fair Photo Shoot – Takes Racy Photos”

  1. Guy Bauman says:

    Its natural for girls to express their sexuality. My daughter does and I enjoy it.

  2. Steve says:

    Ummm…that comment could be badly misconstrued.

  3. belen says:

    It’s terrible that this girl is being idolized and seen as a “good role model” or a good christian, cause she’s not. She’s the next britney spears. Kids should be taught not to put her (or any other person) on a pedestal. And it doesn’t help that she says that she’s a good role model.

    “Mine eyes are ever toward Jehovah; For he will pluck my feet out of the
    net.” pslams 25:15

  4. Larraine Spitale says:

    I don’t understand all this over-sharing, particularly when you’re in the public eye. People seem to think that by doing so you’re proving yourself not puritannical or whatever (or god forbid, trying for the ever-tiring “schock value”). Ugh! Does personal privacy just not matter anymore?

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