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Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 04/29/2008

Comment Box: The Naked Truth About Miley Cyrus

By Liz Kelly

15-year-old Miley Cyrus at the Academy Awards in Ferbuary. (Reuters)

It's no surprise that the Miley Cyrus photo scandal is the talk du jour. Everyone -- from The Post Style section to mommy blogs to Jamie Lee Curtis -- is adding voice to the question of whether semi-topless Vanity Fair pix (released on the heels of last week's leaked Miley bra shots) of the 15-year-old Disney star have gone too far.

In an utterly unscientific insta-poll conducted here yesterday, 72 percent of Celebritology readers think Miley Cyrus and her parents/management are using the Vanity Fair photo kerfuffle -- and their buyers' remorse -- as calculated plays for press. So, because we're so easily led down the path of manufactured starlet scandals, I thought we'd delve just a little deeper into the Great Miley Scandal of '08.


Left: Annie Leibovitz's portrait of Miley Cyrus. Right: The June cover. (Images courtesy Vanity Fair)

Some good, meaty commenting went on in the blog yesterday -- where you weighed the relative newsworthiness of the pictures, argued over exactly what defines "racy" photos and pointed the finger of blame at everyone from Miley to her parents to Vanity Fair. Said reader methinks:

"Vanity Fair may have 'tarted' Miley up but her parents were right there, consenting to it. VF is off the hook as far as I'm concerned. The Cyrus family has only themselves to blame for their 'embarrassment.'"

Though, in today's Post article by Teresa Wiltz, feminist scholar Camille Paglia places the blame squarely on photographer Annie Leibowitz:

"They knew perfectly well it would cause a storm. I'm so tired of Annie Leibovitz."

Meanwhile reader Sigh chalked the "misstep" up to growing pains as Cyrus outgrows her Disney-fied image:

"I think she's trying to push between her wholesome appearance and growing up into her own person."

Commenter RachelT, though, thinks Miley is knowlingly trying out different personas -- a natural part of growing up:

"Maybe this is the only statement of a tween queen: 'I'm young and I want it all, so I'll dress any way I can for who ever is out there all for maximum publicity, until I figure out who I am.'"

When asked this morning what the ultimate fallout for Cyrus will be, child and teen development expert Dr. Robyn J.A. Silverman (who wrote about Cyrus in her blog yesterday) said:

"...all in all, it will eventually blow over and be remembered as 'The Miley Misstep.' Rest assured though, while the public will swing in her direction, they have a short fuse and a long memory. They'll be waiting for her to mess up -- hoping she won't but expecting that she will. With one eye on her and another looking for her replacement, one more misstep and it's move over Miley."

Share your thoughts below...

By Liz Kelly  | April 29, 2008; 10:42 AM ET
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Comments

I'm waiting for Playboy to do a "Girls of Pacific Coast Academy" issue. Erin Sanders turns eighteen in January. It could happen.

Posted by: yellojkt | April 29, 2008 10:34 AM | Report abuse

One can only wonder how many of the parents of Disney's stable of up-and-coming 'tween stars are taking notes from Mileygate on how best to position their prepubescent child in today's global entertainment marketplace.

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Step 12: Arrange shoot with Annie Lebowitz

Step 13: Plan PR strategy around the theme "I had no idea!" Act shocked.
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I shudder at the idea of Moms and Dads of budding eight-to-12-year-old starlets planning similar career paths for their daughters.

Posted by: td | April 29, 2008 10:43 AM | Report abuse

When in doubt, ask Camille Paglia what she thinks about all this. Please. Could we be more generic?

Posted by: Anonymous | April 29, 2008 10:45 AM | Report abuse

Big whup. Wasn't Miss Trainwreck a Mousketeer? And wasn't Marilyn Chambers the symbol of purity & cleanliness on a soapbox?

Posted by: Humbert Humbert | April 29, 2008 10:47 AM | Report abuse

The photo is beautiful and artistic and it's what you get from A.L. No idea why the kid says she's "so embarrased". No idea why folks are outraged. The world is facing a food crisis and we are in the middle of an oil crisis and this is what's occupying our brain waves?

Posted by: FashionistaMomDC | April 29, 2008 10:47 AM | Report abuse

Now Miley's people were claiming Mommy and Daddy were nowhere around when the topless photos were shot. Uh-huh. Right. Except everyone else involved says they were there. Also, the pics were shot with a digital camera, with approval given right then and there.

This is one of those things that sounded like a good idea at the time and blew up in their faces.

Posted by: ep | April 29, 2008 10:54 AM | Report abuse

I have to say one thing on the Miley ruckus though. Okay we've been overwhelmed by "fashionista" photos extremely similar to this one; however, those young women present an unrealistic view for girls. What I think we should applaud here is that ms. hannah is exposing a normal teenage girl with a normal body that isn't overtly plasticized or even anorexic, but highly more successful than those "pimped" sticks. So its alright to expose a young girl who is extremely unrealistic to the masses by plastering them in ads, on tv or billboards, but wrong to present a realistic view of an actual young girl. Now that is a sick sick view.

So take that Barbara WaWa and her viewables!

Posted by: poetdc | April 29, 2008 10:54 AM | Report abuse

First of all, Annie Leibowitz is a genius photographer.

Second, the fact that the kid is a kid means it's up to her parents/guardians to make business decisions on her behalf.

Third, if the parents' business decisions were poor, it's on them: not on the kid, not on the photographer, not on the magazine.

Fourth, I think the photos of the kid with her dad are more suggestive than the one with the smudgy lipstick and her back and rib bones showing.

Fifth, can we now get over ourselves?

Posted by: Fairfax | April 29, 2008 11:09 AM | Report abuse

I used to work in the emergency room and when I saw the pictures of Miley, I thought she looked a battered girl than any kind of sex object; maybe Annie was making a comment about Hollywood Teens.

Posted by: Freesia | April 29, 2008 11:10 AM | Report abuse

This is going to be one of those days, isn't it? When the post is linked from the front page and everybody and their brother drops in. I bet at 3 we get a big influx of posts that are half abbreviations.

Posted by: h3 | April 29, 2008 11:14 AM | Report abuse

Here's my armchair celebritologist theory on what happened to cause this kerfuffle:

Pix taken and everyone (VF, Miley, her parents, AL) liked them and approved of them.

Disney people found out too late, did NOT like them and gave Miley & Co an earful.

Remorse and embarassment by Miley & Co. set in as they try & backtrack from the responsibility.

Posted by: jlr | April 29, 2008 11:22 AM | Report abuse

lol h3. u r kill n me. luv u. cya @ 3. l8r!

Posted by: td | April 29, 2008 11:22 AM | Report abuse

When I look at Annie Liebowitz's photo of Miley, I see a 19th century street urchin, exploited, but fending for herself in true Dickensian fashion. The image is artistic, but not beautiful. The portrait is revealing and deserves to be published.

Posted by: Sue | April 29, 2008 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Does anyone think she doesn't look good? I really don't get it with this one.

Posted by: pocket | April 29, 2008 11:26 AM | Report abuse

jlr, I laik ur theery.

Actually, I think that might be more lolcats than IMspeak.

Posted by: h3 | April 29, 2008 11:28 AM | Report abuse

I thought the official dress code of a pedophile victim was poufy, done-up hair, a unibrow, and a prairie dress, preferably in blue.

Miley looks nothing like that.

Posted by: MoCoSnarky | April 29, 2008 11:29 AM | Report abuse

I wonder where it will all end? Where will all of this lead us? It really is stupid that Ms Cyrus can capture so many of us like this. Aren't there more important things in life than to know what celebraties are doing? Who cares for one and for 2, it really is NONE OF OUR BUSINESS!

Posted by: knew1 | April 29, 2008 11:35 AM | Report abuse

This morning on NPR (yeah I know) it was suggested that this is a calculated move by Cyrus and her people, since she is outgrowing her fan base of 10 y/o girls. Does anyone remember the tarty Rolling Stone cover Brit Brit did when she was about 16 or 17? 10 - 12 year olds are fickle, as soon as the next Disney wunderkind comes along they'll flock to him/her. The Cyrus family knows this.

Posted by: jake e. poo | April 29, 2008 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Miley Is 15 years Old and she is nearly Illegal and she didnt show anything like her Breasts so its not that bad it was only her Back and that was it but i did hear about her showing her bra and people Can Edit them so she gets into trouble

Posted by: Chloe | April 29, 2008 11:39 AM | Report abuse

I'm so tired of Camille Paglia.

Posted by: Annie | April 29, 2008 11:41 AM | Report abuse

For the record (and because I know readers like knew1 care so deeply) I don't personally think VF tarted MC up in that photo.
I actually believe the photo is the most interesting and beautiful picture I've seen of MC and, trust me, I've never thought of her as beautiful.
I wish Annie Liebowitz would take a portrait of me! It would be my honor to have her take my picture.

Posted by: methinks | April 29, 2008 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Then she'll be grossed out because men are looking at her "like that."

Posted by: Stick | April 29, 2008 11:42 AM | Report abuse

In my opinion, there is nothing wrong with these pictures because it is showing nothing of the nude parts of her body. And what's wrong with a picture like that? Nothing!! I think that the adults are the only people who truely have a problem with these pictures, because they are thinking that their kids look up to her as a role model. Well, sorry but she is a young adult just like the rest of us teenagers. So maybe the little kids need to choose somebody else as their role model!!!! =]

Posted by: Melina | April 29, 2008 11:43 AM | Report abuse

People Need To Wise Up
Im 14 Shes My Idol
I Look Up To Her
So What She Did A Photoshoot Nude
She Was Covered Like
Seriously
Its Not Like She Did It For A Playboy Magazine
It Would Me Different Then
And Parents Need to wise up To
At Least She Has Sense Not Taken Drugs And Getting Preganat
Parent Are Saying To Her Your Nat A Good Role Modal For Doing That But I Say Differently She Is The Only Senseable Young Celeb Whos Is Not Doing A Brittany Spears Or A Paris Hilton
What Would Want Her To Do
A Photoshoot With No Cloths But Covered Up
Or Taken Drugs And Drinked And Getting Pregant You Deciced???
Its Not Like Shes Gone To Tak Her Clothes Off Anywhere Or Everywhere Or On Set Or On A Live Tour. So You Choose Her Or Brittany Spears For Your Daugther Role Model

Posted by: Mileys Biggest Fan | April 29, 2008 11:45 AM | Report abuse

Im Not Trying To Be Mean But Seriously

Posted by: Miley 's Biggest Fan | April 29, 2008 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Mileys Biggest Fan, why aren't you in school?

Posted by: Anonymous | April 29, 2008 11:49 AM | Report abuse

I think that the picture of MC was very well done and I can understand her and her parents liking it. But.....

Would I want that picture of my daughter on the cover of a national magazine? No way. It's one thing having a picture such as that taken for your personal use but another to have it shown around the world.

Actually, the one with her dad and her was worse. When I saw that picture, my first gut reaction to it was Ick. That's the one they should be embarassed about.

Posted by: One-mom | April 29, 2008 11:51 AM | Report abuse

jake,
You make my mind reel remembering all the photo spreads Brit did in her jailbait days. A coworker and I once deconstructed all the subliminal sexuality on her first album cover. That hem was not turned up by accident.

Her handlers spent a lot of effort treading that little girl/Lolita fine line. And then when she turned eighteen she just dove off the deep end.

Miley's implied nudity is a little creepy no matter how artistic it is. It's always sexier not showing instead of showing and everyone on that shoot knew it.

Posted by: yellojkt | April 29, 2008 11:52 AM | Report abuse

FYI..That's Bobby Kennedy on the cover, not Miley Cyrus

Posted by: Anonymous | April 29, 2008 11:55 AM | Report abuse

What worries me is not that Miley's fan base is being led astray, but that it seems to be totally illiterate.

Posted by: Curmudgeon | April 29, 2008 11:56 AM | Report abuse

Miley's biggest fan is in school. School computers don't block WAPO. It's a news site.

All the ones who say she looks exploited have hit the nail on the head. Once again Annie Leibowitz gets right to the soul of her subject. How perfect, everyone thought these would be provocative photos that would raise eyebrows. Annie L. then does her magic to show what is truly happening to this poor child.

Posted by: ep | April 29, 2008 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Maybe I'm becoming jaded, but I don't really find that photo to be shocking or scandalous at all. And I consider myself to be pretty sensitive to the oversexualization of young girls, which I think is a problem. I hate that we live in such a prurient society that nudity is automatically associated with sex, rather than appreciation of the human form. In this case, it's not even nudity!! She's not posed suggestively, she's not showing any body parts that would get her arrested. A media storm is raised that forces a 15 year old girl to say she is embarassed for being secure enough in her own skin to pose matter-of-factly and artistically and then we wonder why girls have self-esteem and body image issues?!? Good grief, aren't there real scandals to talk about?

Posted by: CD | April 29, 2008 11:58 AM | Report abuse

I actually inspired you.

Posted by: Makenzie | April 29, 2008 11:59 AM | Report abuse

It all comes down to this "SEX SELLS".

Posted by: ourgal | April 29, 2008 12:06 PM | Report abuse

It all comes down to this "SEX SELLS".

Posted by: ourgal | April 29, 2008 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Why is that so bad? It was a beauty portrait!
Very Mad!!

Posted by: Carly | April 29, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse

This is a made up issue. She is showing less skin then most 15 year olds on the beach. However, the gossip culture needs food and young girls are the tasty ones. Since Paris and Lindsey and Brit and Jamie and Vanessa and Nicole etc. are keeping faily low profiles and since Miley is bigger than any of them it is time to play Gotcha with Ms. Cyrus. I don't blame, Annie L or VF or The Cyrus family, I blame us, the people of these United States not for the pics but for the absurd over reaction to them.

Posted by: Random | April 29, 2008 12:10 PM | Report abuse

I wish everyone would LEAVE MILEY ALONE. She is growing up and such a young girl. Everyone makes mistakes and I blame the photographer for this one. Miley is a good role model for all young girls.

Posted by: Megan | April 29, 2008 12:12 PM | Report abuse

First can i ask when did dads, moms, brothers, sister...stop acting as role models, are we that lazy as a society that we rely on Artists to foster our children's Morales and beliefs? Shouldn't your role model be someone who is close to you, someone REAL, not someone who is putting on a show or acting? And then the first time she does something that isn't in front of the TV or millions of screaming fans,( something real) not scripted she is now considered a bad influence. I never once saw parents screaming in anger when Marky mark, or Usher or LL cool J dropped there pants or tore off there shirts, never once did i hear "OH my god, what example is he setting for me son"?? OR "What message is he trying to send to my daughter"! I have seen girls wear alot less on red carpet events. I do blame alot of the media for this, because honestly if it hadn't be played on the news over and over and over, how many 4-10 year old's do you know that are out buying Vanity Fair? So how many would really even know about it? And if for some reason the did see it, Is it really that big of a deal that we might have to spend alittle time with our children answering some questions??


Amanda

Posted by: Amanda | April 29, 2008 12:12 PM | Report abuse

It's not that bad, but u went further.
Way to end your career.

Posted by: jmn | April 29, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

What is the big deal? The photo seems to be an homage to sentimental 19th century portraiture. Count me among those who say we have much more important things to be worried about.

Posted by: unconcerned nonparent | April 29, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

why is her hair all messed up and her make-up all smudged looking. looks to me like she just 'sexed her brains out.' this has a soft-core child-porn aspect to it, no doubt. and the idea that these girls don't know what they're doing is a lie. ask any high school teacher, i think they can tell you that a 15 year old girl knows exactly what she's doing when she poses for a camera like that. and her parents know, too, which makes it much,much sicker. all these 5 and 6 year old girls running wild in schools across the nation, wearing their hannah montana clothes and booksacks will imitate her. jamie lynn spears was 16, this one's 15. what kind of role models are they? is the usa a pedo-nation now? bottom line is this, disney needs to terminate this girl's job. it's later than we think, america.

Posted by: ho | April 29, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Who ever did that is a ass hole im mileys no. 1 fan aldways have bin aldwsys will b People that do that get enbarrest but miley i still luv you yes i am a girl but i dont mean as in (l)Who ever took it an miley if you are hear to read this then just say so give me your addy and i will tell you summot.......
IF YOU ALSO AGREE WID ME GIVE ME YOUR ADDY??????!!!!!!!!

Posted by: mileys #1 fan aldways has bin aldways will do | April 29, 2008 12:15 PM | Report abuse

SHE ISNT EVEN PROPPER NACKED

Posted by: mileys #1 fan aldways has bin aldways will do | April 29, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse

I can't disagree strongly enough with the message above that the photo isn't suggestive. A young teen appearing naked , wrapped in a sheet with bed tousled hair and smudged lipstick - it's the definition of suggestive. I am sick and tired of young girls being displayed in sexual ways. I firmly believe this was a calculated move by the Cyrus family/handlers to start the process of transitioning her from a "Disney" star to a mainstream one. Just like Britney, Lindsey Lohan, etc. The sad fact is someone decided that we need to sexualize these young girls so they can be perceived as "adult" stars. Why are we then so surprised that they are so screwed up in their late teens early twenties. We have objectified them - I don't care if you can see this in Vogue - we shouldn't. And the idea that this is no big deal because most teens are doing drugs, sexually promiscuous etc. is ridiculous. We continue to accept that it's okay, it could be worse and it's the GIRLS who suffer!

Posted by: Debbie | April 29, 2008 12:16 PM | Report abuse

I think they should sue the photographer for false info. When I was younger, I had a friend who was artsy take some pictures of me and before I knew it, she was trying to make me take my clothes off saying it was ARTISTIC! I was young as well and did enjoy being told how beautiful I looked, which Annie probably told her over and over. I do not think the photos are that damaging to her image, however b/c she is not naked. You just see her back. She also, in my opinion, looks terrible. Her skin tone and makeup job is just awful!

Posted by: syacrnaihm | April 29, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

I can see both sides of this
20 years ago, I was a 15-year-old girl with lousy judgment. I can absolutely understand how Miley Cyrus could see the photos in the camera or in proof form and think they were fine, and then later, upon reflection, realize they were sexier than she intended. Also, they may have been cropped and 'shopped a little.
In yesterday's post, we saw what they looked like in a more raw format. We could see a backdrop, her pants, her parents, and the fact that she wasn't in bed. But as they ran in the magazine, she looks like she's in bed. That may have given her pause -- *after* approval.
Or it could be that she's realized, a little late that she needs to stir the pot to save her reputation. Who knows.

Posted by: other liz | April 29, 2008 12:17 PM | Report abuse

I don't like this photo, not because I think Miley was taken advantage of, but because it's just not a flattering picture. She looks like she just woke up from a bad heroine-induced dream.

Other than that, I don't think this picture would have caused any sort of scandal if she hadn't come out and declared being ashamed of the picture first. Also, can she really say she's ashamed of a parentally supervised studio photo after exposing her bra and breasts on the internet? Hyprocrite!

Posted by: Alex | April 29, 2008 12:19 PM | Report abuse

u r going to far give the girl a break. Even though that was totally stupid.

Posted by: jmn | April 29, 2008 12:19 PM | Report abuse

Oh h3, I had faint hopes that you would be wrong. IN retrospect, it seems your prediction for a 3:00 p.m. wave of incoherent posts from tweeners was optimistic. It appears that the tweeners are looking at the web during study hall or lunch hour.


Having seen a couple of Annie Lebowitz's exhibitions (not exhibitionists), I agree with Methinks. Lebowitz is in the first rank of professional photographers working today. The most disturbing Lebowitz photos I have seen are those of her long-time partner, Susan Sontag, laid out in the casket after losing a battle to cancer. I nearly cried. It took guts to take those shots.

The Miley Cyrus "controversey" is little more than a chicken-sheet flap [pun intended] from the Disney publicity office, who fear that this is an impending repeat of Disney's It Girl of the last decade, Miss Train Wreck Spears.

Posted by: Sasquatch | April 29, 2008 12:22 PM | Report abuse

I've got two residents in my house who love Hannah Montana. To them, Miley crossed the line when she wore that designer gown on the Oscar red carpet. They were both shocked to see her dressed like a grown-up. Viewership of HM has dropped off at our house.

Perhaps I need to show them pix of the Jonas Brothers in suits as this weekend's Correspondents Dinner. Could Annie Leibowitz take on Zach and Cody next? Please?

Posted by: MoCoSnarky | April 29, 2008 12:22 PM | Report abuse

My friend told me this happened. I half didn't believe him and I half did. I knew the rule, Every Disney star goes corrupt. I didn't believe him because he said "Miley Cyrus posed naked for explicit photos with her dad." and I knew Miley Cyrus was not yet 18. I watch Hannah Montana with my sister sometimes, and when I heard about this wanted to know if she did. So I searched it to decide if it was a big deal.
It's not. Vanessa Hudgens was a big deal. Sure Miley probably shouldn't of done it, But it least it's not some sort of Hardcore XXX Porno with animals, And maybe some girl on girl action. People get too hyped up over something like this. Even if it was connected to sex, Sex is a natural thing. It's how we live, how we survive. Without sex we would fall out of existence. Without sex, You and me and him or her or Miley Cyrus would never be born to even do some nude photo shoot that people would get all excited about. The government is corrupt. Sex is natural people. Get over it.

Posted by: Akario | April 29, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

It's a shame that the WP would even take up type space for this Jerry Springer mentality nonsense.

Young girls show more skin than that at the beach. There's nothing obscene or even remotely wrong with this photo shoot. The people that have a problem with this are probably closet pedos.

I'm so sick of these sanctimonious "parents" complaining about it that I'm close to hurling on my keyboard. If they only knew what their precious little teenage daughters are doing when they're out having dinner with friends....

Every young woman wants to feel beautiful. That's a woman's right. And beautiful she is.

F&#*ing puritan hypocrites.
Unbelievable.

Posted by: captainkona | April 29, 2008 12:23 PM | Report abuse

If Disney is so worried that Miley's grown up too much for Hannah Montana, perhaps they could add her to one of the endless casts of Power Rangers. The new crew could be the ones that sing their opponants into oblivion.

Posted by: MoCoSnarky | April 29, 2008 12:24 PM | Report abuse

As has been previously expressed, I would be honored to have my photo taken by Annie L. She is a true artist. There is way too much fuss about this. Miley looks lovely.

Posted by: Just lil ol me | April 29, 2008 12:25 PM | Report abuse

Remember when Brooke Shields was 11 or 12 years old and had the nude scenes in Pretty Baby. Didn't seem to hurt her and she wasn't "shocked!"

Posted by: BDWESQTM | April 29, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

This is the most disturbing image I have seen in 56 years. I do not understand the new urge for a 15 year old lady to pose with out any clothes on. My grandchildren enjoy her show, but this may change everything

Posted by: ewww1 | April 29, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

I am so aggrevated that all of society puts this on a 15 year old girl and her decisions! Where are the adults in this and why wouldn't they be expected to be held accountable for their actions? Does the name Britney Spears ring a bell? Look where all the "great" marketing decisions led that poor little girl. What has happened to this world?

Posted by: Dianne | April 29, 2008 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Matt Cameron is sexier

Posted by: Matt Cameron | April 29, 2008 12:28 PM | Report abuse

It bugs the crap out of me that there would even be a Celebritology post about Miley Cyrus.

When Gary Busey knocks her up, then yeah, that'll be news!

Posted by: trumance | April 29, 2008 12:28 PM | Report abuse

"The government is corrupt. Sex is natural people. Get over it."
All blogs in a nutshell! Alsome!

Posted by: o.l. | April 29, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Kudos to anonymous 11:55, who notes that it's Booby Kennedy on the VF cover, not Miley Cyrus.

It is also interesting to note that early in the online article descriving the VF shoot, Miley Cyrus exclaims that her favorite television show is Sex in the City....you know, the show that freely discusses genitalia size, sex toys and the like.

Seems like more than a small credibility gap here, doesn't it?

Note to you Middle School Texting Tweener Brats: Do something useful and read about the origin, history, and use of the term "credibility gap." Either that or get back to the bathroom and finish up that pack of ciggies.

Posted by: Sasquatch | April 29, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

Miley,

You knew exactly what you were doing. So, take responsibilty. It's really obvious in your performances how you enjoy dancing sensually and love the attention you get. You are not an example for the teens. Just like other pop queen idols, you are an embarrasment to society.

Posted by: imv | April 29, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

"I wish everyone would LEAVE MILEY ALONE."

- Chris Crocker

Posted by: Anonymous | April 29, 2008 12:30 PM | Report abuse

I think it's fine that she might be going through a stage of just trying to find herself, she should have kept in mind though that she is still at this point someone little girls 8 and 12 are still looking up to. Plus we all know that there are many other ways to take a classy, artistic photo, I really don't think that pic. was either one. And quite honestly even though she's not exposing any graphic body parts, to me she actually looks a little raunchy with the wet hair look, that bright lipstick, and bare back pose. They could of even done a softer look to the picture in itself.

Posted by: Michelle | April 29, 2008 12:33 PM | Report abuse

ARRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! This blog has been taken over my grammatically challenged pre-teens!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | April 29, 2008 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Sasquatch, in addition to the history lesson you propose, might I also add an English lesson as well...

(Ahem)

To/Too/Two-please look up the difference.

Then/Than-See above.

Commas and clauses can be your friends, just use them wisely.

Posted by: michael | April 29, 2008 12:33 PM | Report abuse

Liz Kelly, Miley's most-illiterate fan was either crying out for help or begging to be deleted in her 12.15 post.

Posted by: byoolin | April 29, 2008 12:34 PM | Report abuse

I agree! LEAVE HER ALONE! She's gonna do what she wants! It's none of anyone else's business..

Posted by: Lulu Campbell | April 29, 2008 12:34 PM | Report abuse

Big Deal! what is all the fuss about??? haven't u people seen what a regular 15year old is wearing now adays ! but miley is a "super star" and all and she has to i dont know who else will have their pictures taken by a world famous photographer and big wuff havent u seen what she has been wearing in her concerts ! revealing is an understatment there!

Posted by: Sherry | April 29, 2008 12:35 PM | Report abuse

There is nothing wrong with this photograph. It is artistically done, obeys the law, and promotes her further. We can only hope Vanity Fair will continue to produce these so called "controversial" images.

What is everybody complaining about?

Another user commented "If it were my daughter... no way." Well if it were my daughter, I'd go the same route as her parents and publish the picture. Good job. Any parent that is upset over this needs to take a serious look back into reality. Need I remind you; your daughter, of any age, is fully capable of producing far more controversial images, and publishing them, by herself.

Use your time for something better than concerning yourself with celebrities, fix the gas prices or the economy. Do something. Get over it. Its done.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 29, 2008 12:35 PM | Report abuse

the problem is that she is only 15 years old. the photo is not a tasteful, 19th century style work of 'art.' as a previous poster pointed out, the girl's hair is all messed up and her make up is smudged - that's very 'suggestive' to say the least - plus she appears naked in bed. if she was 18, this might be acceptable enough, given what age of consent laws in the usa. i remember something about some provacative internet photos that just came out last week featuring her as well - so this is a pattern. this is not good role-modeling for young girls (and boys) and so of course disney should let her go. there are plenty of other girls who can sing and dance who would agree to at least act good in front of the camera in exchange for $1 billion dollars - which is what this 15 year old tart is worth.

Posted by: art | April 29, 2008 12:36 PM | Report abuse

A. She's a teen, not a tween.
B. You've got a dirty mind if you find that picture sexual. It's beautiful.

Posted by: Greg Ohio | April 29, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

Wow, I go away for 40 minutes (free cone day, everybody - worth every minute in line!) and my prediction comes true! But so much earlier. So, did anyone else hit free cone day? I picked Chocolate Therapy. Mmmmmm.

Posted by: h3 | April 29, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

"Kudos to anonymous 11:55, who notes that it's Booby Kennedy on the VF cover, not Miley Cyrus."

You said booby. Teeheehee

Posted by: Anonymous | April 29, 2008 12:38 PM | Report abuse

This is the most disturbing image I have seen in 56 years. I do not understand the new urge for a 15 year old lady to pose with out any clothes on. My grandchildren enjoy her show, but this may change everything

Posted by: ewww1 | April 29, 2008 12:27 PM

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The Miley picture is "the most disturbing image" you've seen in 56 years?

So, by my calculations, you went blind in '52 and regained your sight - uh, carry the one, uh - this morning?

Posted by: byoolin | April 29, 2008 12:38 PM | Report abuse

She has a bra on, that's semi-topless ? I've seen bikinis more revealing on young kids. What's the big deal ?

Posted by: BigDeal? | April 29, 2008 12:38 PM | Report abuse

I really don't understand what the big deal is with the photos. It isn't like she was topless, skipping around the set.
We clearly see in the photos of behind the scenes that she was covered.
I don't think she should feel like she has to apologize for anything. When you are at a shoot for hours, looking at each photo taken, and your parents are there, you should be able to gauge how you will feel ahead of time.
And besides, if she went to an awards show in a backless dress, or went to a beach in a bathing suit/bikini, wouldn't that be just as bad?

Posted by: Ohyouknow | April 29, 2008 12:39 PM | Report abuse

I agree with curmudgeon, the scariest thing about today's youth in not the way they dress and sex themselves up. (Miley's pictures are not only tame compared to what you see on the beach, they are tame to what you see 12-18 year olds wearing at the mall) No, the scariest thing is how poor their writing is.
White collar employers are going to be in serious trouble in a few years trying to find literate workers.

Posted by: dw | April 29, 2008 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Booby Kennedy! lol. I didn't even notice that the first time. Maybe that could be Miley's new nickname. Or, wait: Halle Berry's.

Posted by: h3 | April 29, 2008 12:40 PM | Report abuse

Honestly, they are artistic photos; however we have to take into consideration the fact that she is 15!! For crying out loud, she and her parents need to understand what kind of an age group she is in, and what kind of an age group is paying attention to her. With her other pictures, she is basically promoting the fact that it's okay for kids under 18 to be promiscuous. Celebrities may have their private lives, but they knew what they were getting into in the first place, so they have to be even more careful than normal people. So since she wanted to be a starlet, then she has to get her head on straight and realize that the publicized life is what she chose, so stick to the rules.

Posted by: de2 | April 29, 2008 12:40 PM | Report abuse

You people play into all the hype and it's just what the Billy R Cyrus family and VF wanted.
If the press would just make a comment and then drop the issue, there wouldn't be any of this crap going on. But this is what you people thrive on.
It's just another Britney story.

Posted by: Hal | April 29, 2008 12:41 PM | Report abuse

God, I love these days. Linked-from-the-front-page days. We should come up with a name for them. (Booby Kennedy Days?)

Posted by: h3 | April 29, 2008 12:42 PM | Report abuse

She is someone growing up andis a teen and guess what people we all try things that other people do we follow them we want to put our self in someone elses shoes. So dont be trying to judge her she is fine her dad oh ok he let her maybe you didnt think that miley/hannah didnt feel comfortable about it and just went along so she could make him happy (photographer). so thats it deal with IT.

Posted by: Kathy Marie | April 29, 2008 12:43 PM | Report abuse

billy ray blew his wad too early. he should have waited 'til his daughter was 18. shame on you, billy ray.

Posted by: bb | April 29, 2008 12:43 PM | Report abuse

Hold it! Everyone quiet!

h3, free cone day? What is this free cone day about which you speak? Is it available to me in my neck of the woods?

Posted by: methinks | April 29, 2008 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Very good Hal. Great point. It's the media and mourons with no lives that keep this stuff going !

Posted by: BigDeal? | April 29, 2008 12:44 PM | Report abuse

Methinks, get thee to a Ben & Jerry's!

Posted by: h3 | April 29, 2008 12:45 PM | Report abuse

she is my role model i look up to her NO ONE HURT HER FEELINGS< JUDGE HER OR EVEN MAKE BAD COMMENTS it just makes you a bad person deep down

Posted by: Kathy Marie | April 29, 2008 12:45 PM | Report abuse

This supposedly "racy" photo showed much less than the average girl shows at the beach in a bikini. In fact, I thought they were quite tastefully done as are most of what Ms. Liebowitz does.

Just another example of reporters creating a storm in a teacup to avoid doing real journalism. Where is the 5 page special report on the economy and possible solutions? Comon people, let's do some real work.

Posted by: AT | April 29, 2008 12:45 PM | Report abuse

i think she's 'embarrased' 'cause she looks like sh#t in the picture.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 29, 2008 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Why does anyone care what Camille Paglia thinks?

As for the photograph, I've seen more skin at Wal-Mart. She's 15; it doesn't surprise me that she'd start trying to break out of the HM mold. It's much ado about nothing.

The real scandal is Miley Cyrus's seven-figure deal to write her memoirs.

Posted by: cab91 | April 29, 2008 12:46 PM | Report abuse

Drat! There's no Ben & Jerry's anywhere near me. Drat! Drat! Drat!

Go pick one up for me...anything chocolate...pack it in dry ice and send it priority mail. I'm good for the postage.

Posted by: methinks | April 29, 2008 12:47 PM | Report abuse

You know, whether you think it's appropriate or not, you have to admit that the picture is compelling. And isn't that what art is supposed to be? Art should generate dialogue and feelings and clearly it has in this scenario. So, my hat is off to Annie Leibovitz. Once again, you've made people talk.

Posted by: No name | April 29, 2008 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Actually, get thee to a selected Ben & Jerry's that participates in Free Cone Day - check the website. (I think all the ones in D.C. do, but if memory serves, you are Elsewhere.)
http://www.benjerry.com/scoop_shops/store_locator/index.htm?s=ga&fcd=1&x=49&y=12

Posted by: h3 | April 29, 2008 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Ohhh, bummer. I think you may have to content yourself with buying a pint and eating it all at home alone out of the container. Uh, not that I know anyone would do that. Maybe tonight. Maybe in front of the TV.

Posted by: h3 | April 29, 2008 12:48 PM | Report abuse

My fortune cookie just gave me this message: "You are admired for your impeccable tastes."

The Miley Cyrus photos aroused in me neither ire nor desire. It is a technically competent photograph but otherwise unremarkable. (Admit it, guys - who else had to resort to the Bobby Kennedy picture to achieve, er, "satisfaction" this morning? Thought so.)

Also, lucky lottery numbers are 1, 9, 24, 44, 46 and 49.

Posted by: byoolin | April 29, 2008 12:49 PM | Report abuse

O.K. Let us look at who her Father is. Not exactly Mr. Sucessful was he? "Typical hick come to town". When it is all said and done, we all have to answer to the Man upstairs, including Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley, Annie, me and all of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: JTV | April 29, 2008 12:49 PM | Report abuse

If she were any other kid, it wouldn't matter at all. The photos were "artistic." They weren't at all shocking. But the fact is that what this kid does influences other children's behavior. That's why parents have a right to be outraged by anything suggestive she is doing for profit.

Posted by: ttj | April 29, 2008 12:49 PM | Report abuse

i say f**k it seriously who cares i dont shes not my kid shes not ur kid every single teen that famous turns out likee this is it really that much of a surprise?
get over it ppl its only a matter of time b4 she does sumthin else and u can all write more comments about that

Posted by: jaime | April 29, 2008 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the tip, h3, now I know where I'm going for lunch.

Posted by: jake e. poo | April 29, 2008 12:51 PM | Report abuse

Forget Miley Cyrus (easy enough for me to do, anyway). What's most interesting is the sociologic implications of Liz Kelly blogging something that might be construed as criticizing Our Lady of Cyrus.

How did all the Biggest Fans find their way over here?

And kids, get back to class! LEAVE LIZ KELLY'S BLOG ALONE!!!!!

Posted by: e | April 29, 2008 12:51 PM | Report abuse

anyone else think she looks like the girl from "the ring?"

Posted by: creepy | April 29, 2008 12:52 PM | Report abuse

As a mom of a 7 year old...I think these are beautiful and I would have NO problem showing them to both my girls.

Keep your head up girl and rock on!

Posted by: McTei | April 29, 2008 12:53 PM | Report abuse

No, e, this is Celebritology Fun Day! The blog was linked from the front page right under someone else's essay on the topic, that's how everybody found us. I have a new affection for these days. (Note that I am refreshing constantly.) (And giggling at the comments full of b4s and urs and sumthins.)

Posted by: h3 | April 29, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Vanity Fair is a magazine for adults. Until we have read the article and considered the context of the photo lets leave the kids out of it.

Miley, life lesson learned: some adults still cannot behave as well..........adults

Posted by: ryan nashville | April 29, 2008 12:54 PM | Report abuse

I think that she is a real idiot. And that she should have never done that. She is not all that and a bag of chips. The only reason that she is popular alot is because of her dad.They need to stop lying about some of the pic. because they no its her.

Posted by: Britney | April 29, 2008 12:55 PM | Report abuse

There is absolutly nothing pornorific about any of the photo's i have seen.THos who see it as such/can be slightly labeled with naughty brains .
she is not really nude at all! Anyone ever heard of special effects/the actual shot they were going for was artistic it was the shoulder up.OMG! LOL behind the scenes is what leaked.....WAKE up Leave lil bit alone!
I don't think this lil bit should ever be in the same field as the other lil pop stars.At All

Posted by: Dawn | April 29, 2008 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Yes... but when are the breast implants comming? Close to 400,000 procedures in 2007 - and what a great sweet-sixteen present! Why settle for an "A" cup when you can go "D" - you go girl! girl power!

Posted by: Dallas | April 29, 2008 12:56 PM | Report abuse

Vanity Fair is a magazine for adults. Until we have read the article and considered the context of the photo lets leave the kids out of it.

Miley, life lesson learned: some adults still cannot behave as well..........adults

Posted by: ryan nashville | April 29, 2008 12:57 PM | Report abuse

WORD OF THE DAY: "pornorific"!

Thank you, Dawn, for your 12:55 and a brand new word for the English language!!!

Posted by: byoolin | April 29, 2008 1:00 PM | Report abuse

why can Texas take the FLDS kids away from their parents, yet it's okay to promote a 15 year old as a sex object without anyone protesting the legality of it? Perhaps we should give the FLDS kids back, or else, we should take Miley and Jamie Spears away from their parents. I'm no prude, but there seems to be a double standard here somewhere.

Posted by: abbot | April 29, 2008 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Oh!My Question is Why? I have a 5 year old who really likes you, we watch your show everyday.She loves it. I watch the news that Morning and seen your Picture. My head went down. I had to explane to my Daughter why you did what you did. I wouldn't want my daughter to do that. It not a good role model for her. As a Parent, I had to stand my believes. I don't agree what you did. I just think as you being on the Disney you channel. Alots of kids age 5 on up ,whatch you. I am going to Pray that you make better decision in your life. when you do always ask yourself. WWJD!!! what Would Jesus Do? As example would he want you to take those pictures? We love you Hannha and we are going to pray for you and may God bless you

Posted by: Meredith | April 29, 2008 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Ok 1 more before I leave .I saw a comment where someone said .that billy ray cyrus never really was successful....hmmm he seems pretty sucessful back in the day and still making lots of money off albums he put out and the the lil bit he does now is very reponsible he's letting his daughter have the spotlight.......HE knows its her turn she's great .let the world see it too.......

He seems to have done what he set out to accomplish for himself as well as provided for his fam and still does I say He's very sucessful!

Posted by: Dawn | April 29, 2008 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Anything more than a mouthful is a waste anyway.

Posted by: MO | April 29, 2008 1:03 PM | Report abuse

God, I love these days. Linked-from-the-front-page days. We should come up with a name for them. (Booby Kennedy Days?)

Posted by: h3 | April 29, 2008 12:42 PM
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Works for me, h3. Perhaps "Booby K Day" for short?

And hey, did Elaine Benis enter this thread somehow? What's with the 800 exclamation points!!!!! Sheesh.

I too fear for the illiteracy of the next generation. To stem the tide, tonight I'm making my kids diagram sentences!

Posted by: td | April 29, 2008 1:04 PM | Report abuse

well she is a growin girl

Posted by: milley | April 29, 2008 1:04 PM | Report abuse

This article has sure brought the child pimps and others out from under their rocks (or out of hiding in Eldorado, Texas). These photos were completely inappropriate. I don't think that enough blame has been laid at the feet of Annie Leibowitz, but apparently this type of work appeals to a lot of undesirables in our society. This confirms that parents aren't being protective enough.

Posted by: Rico | April 29, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

ok i have something to say about this,i dont see what the big deal is about this picture everyone thinks oh she is so bad but has anyone see what other movie stars are doing like drugs,smoking and while there doing all those things everyone is going nuts over a picture.Plus she is covered up, i understand that you dont want your kids to know about this because you think they will copy her but i am a 13 year old girl i am a huge fan and i dont really care about the picture,, miley is my hero now of coures she did something wronge but that doesnt mean she is a horrible person . she made a mistake! and you guys need to get over it its really just a picture you would probly do it if you were getting paid. so give her a break please!.. thanks bye bye

Posted by: miley fan !! | April 29, 2008 1:05 PM | Report abuse

all you see is her back as you would see at the pool

Posted by: naenae | April 29, 2008 1:06 PM | Report abuse

I'm amused by Disney's comment that Vanity Fair was exploiting Miley for the purpose of selling more magazines. Isn't that what Disney's all about? Miley and Raven and the Jonas' and etc. etc. etc. are making the Big "D" gazillons of dollars with tours and albums and other junk. It's all about teen sex albeit on a very PG level. You want wholesome? Turn on "Leave it to Beaver".

Posted by: Rog | April 29, 2008 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Booby K Day! Perfect. Love it. Happy Booby K Day, everybody!

Posted by: h3 | April 29, 2008 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Right on naenae lol SHow stopper,(HIGH five!

Posted by: DAwn | April 29, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

Liz, help! Where are you and where's Gene?

Posted by: Anonymous | April 29, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

its not bad at all

Posted by: naenae98 | April 29, 2008 1:09 PM | Report abuse

Congratulations, she accomplished exactly what She, Disney, VF and AL all wanted in the first place - YOU'RE ALL TALKING ABOUT IT.

SHEEPLE. This is EXACTLY how we ended up with GW Bush...you're all easily led.

Posted by: Suckers | April 29, 2008 1:09 PM | Report abuse

get over it

Posted by: naenae | April 29, 2008 1:10 PM | Report abuse

i am mileys age and it doesnt matter wut any of u say im not going to go out and do sumthin just cuz she does its up to the parents to show wuts right and wrong not whos on tv most sensible 15 year olds have enough mind to know that posing naked for a magazine isnt right and im sure after reading these comments she knows its wrong too and besides it could be worse she was COVERED ppl COVERED she wasnt even naked if u think about it naked is absolutely nothing on she was wearing a blanket and how can u tell that her makeup is smudged it looks perfectly fine to me ur just looking for reasons to hate her shes not a bad influence at all i should know i watch hannah montana all the time how would u feel if every little thing u did was judged by the whole world not just by the whole school

Posted by: Anonymous | April 29, 2008 1:10 PM | Report abuse

What's wrong with this photo is a prime example of what's wrong with the way people raise their children. Parent's are preaching "Don't have sex" then let them dress in a manner that does nothing but encourage the oppisite sex in that direction. I think the photos are suggestive, and not just the one everyone is questioning. Those of her and her father were quite stomach turning to me. The point is that it's not okay for anyone, much less a child, to dress or pose for photos in such a provocative matter with so much exposed. My oldest daughter(14)caught a glimpse of the photo shoot on television last night and was disgusted. However, I don't hold Miley soley responsible. She is still a CHILD, so her parents are going to be holding the bag on this one. And if this is just a publicity thing for them done purposely, SHAME ON YOU BILLY RAY AND TRISH!!!Parents should have control over what their child watches, listens to, and what kind of photos they pose for and any flack that follows should be directed at that child's parents.

Posted by: mindful mom | April 29, 2008 1:11 PM | Report abuse

See, when someone writes a perfect comment like anon@1:10 PM, I suspect them of being a regular celebritology commenter just trying to make my day. Whoever you are, thanks!

Posted by: h3 | April 29, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse

LOL
Lets bring up disney
hahaha
How bout the old school vhs cover?ever took a good hard look at those;) ;) prob not!

I am out of here this stuff boils my blood!
Gossipers and such making little things into big deals cause they hve nother better todo..as well all know those who think they have goody too shoes.REally are snowed over,lol
I'm out G/l On the boredom in the room.

Posted by: Dawn | April 29, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse

I can't figure which blog has the worst commentary grammar today, Celebritology or The Fix.

Posted by: michael | April 29, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse

i am mileys age and it doesnt matter wut any of u say im not going to go out and do sumthin just cuz she does its up to the parents to show wuts right and wrong not whos on tv most sensible 15 year olds have enough mind to know that posing naked for a magazine isnt right and im sure after reading these comments she knows its wrong too and besides it could be worse she was COVERED ppl COVERED she wasnt even naked if u think about it naked is absolutely nothing on she was wearing a blanket and how can u tell that her makeup is smudged it looks perfectly fine to me ur just looking for reasons to hate her shes not a bad influence at all i should know i watch hannah montana all the time how would u feel if every little thing u did was judged by the whole world not just by the whole school or the whole work place?

Posted by: soraya | April 29, 2008 1:13 PM | Report abuse

I'm not out for grammer :It got your attention,didn't it? lmao

Posted by: Dawn | April 29, 2008 1:14 PM | Report abuse

If you want my professional conspiratorial opinion...

Disney even wanted these pictures.
Disney is sadistic

Miley even gives her own cute version of the Illuminati/ devil hand sign in one of those photos...

Liebowitz was the last photographer to photo John Lennon before he was executed by a Manchurian Candidate.

She also shot the Queen of England and potentially played part in "Queengate".

Liebowitz father was an officer in the Air Force, probably in intelligence.

The picture of a topless 15 year old was not even the most disturbing photo for me, it was the ones with her father with both trying to look sexy.

Im on to you Disney.
You all can pass the buck so no one is at fault in the end, but I am on to your Jesuit Operation.

It all goes back to 1950 when Walt Disney joined that Jesuit Fraternity. Next thing you know he was having Nazi scientists on that escaped prosecution via ratlines set up by the CIA and the Vatican in Operation Paperclip.

Now the casual reader is going to read this all and have quite a laugh. That is until they look into it all and the information ALL checks out.

Gunpowder Plot anyone? Jesuit
Lincolns assassination? Jesuit
Civil War? Jesuit again
Kennedys assassination? Jesuit
French Revolution? Jesuit under the Illuminati in which they created to take control of Masonry and get themselves unsuppressed by the Pope after they had Napoleon take him hostage in France.

We have a serious Jesuit problem here.
Jesuit Generals George Casey and Jesuit General David Petraeus are not fighting these wars for Americas sake, but for the Vatican.

Read the Washington Posts 4/11/0 article titled "A Catholic Wind in the White House: Is Bush a Secret Catholic", and trust me, there is much, much more to the story to tell.

Jesuits have been on the Board of Directors at Disney and have been behind the scenes since the days of Walt Disney himself.

Posted by: Orwells Ghost | April 29, 2008 1:16 PM | Report abuse

Michael, I went and looked at The Fix and I think we've got their butts kicked for bad grammar. They win on rambling pomposity, though.

Posted by: h3 | April 29, 2008 1:16 PM | Report abuse

"She looks like she just woke up from a bad heroine-induced dream."

Posted by: Alex | April 29, 2008 12:19 PM
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That's it! She looks like Fiona Apple in that "Criminal" video. The look that spawned "heroin chic."

Posted by: Fiona's Biggest Fan LOL | April 29, 2008 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Clearly, I spoke too soon.

Posted by: h3 | April 29, 2008 1:17 PM | Report abuse

How do ya really feel about it? HAHAHAHAHA

Posted by: Dawn | April 29, 2008 1:18 PM | Report abuse

She made a mistake and everybody learns from their mistakes, and i hope she does too. i wish her the best. But i hav to say its too much now, i mean there were already to many semi-nude photos of her, she should've learned.

Posted by: miley's sorry | April 29, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

She's 15 years old for crying out loud! Would anyone want similar photos of their 15 year old daughter published? I do agree that VF and her parents are mainly to blame for this.
It's just inappropriate, is all, and I can't help it if I think so :)

Posted by: bgrace | April 29, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

Miley you rock! F*#*
The rest .
Later

Posted by: Dawn | April 29, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

i think miley was very stupid to do that and she should of known better. i wonder if she will be kicked off disney channel for it now she is very embarassed

Posted by: anonymous | April 29, 2008 1:20 PM | Report abuse

I agree with Rog. Disney isn't wholesome-hasn't been in a long time. You can't put garbage in a kid's head and expect nothing less to come out. THAT is why this thing with Miley is so disturbing to me. Most parents think this girl is sweet and innocent and have no problem letting their young daughters watch her. I think we've all seen otherwise from her and her people.

Posted by: mindful mom | April 29, 2008 1:21 PM | Report abuse

We are at over 140 comments and its only lunch time (at least here it is), can we break the Jamie-Lynn Spears comment record?

Posted by: michael | April 29, 2008 1:21 PM | Report abuse

This act is shameful. Innocence is long lost in this world.

Posted by: VJ | April 29, 2008 1:22 PM | Report abuse

"I'm not out for grammer :It got your attention,didn't it? lmao"

You're not much for spelling or punctuation either.

Posted by: Bad Jesuit! Bad, Bad, BAD Jesuit! | April 29, 2008 1:24 PM | Report abuse

I agree that the bigger issue here is not this photo, or even the serious matter of sexing up our children, but the obvious illiteracy of these kids. Maybe they all need to turn off the Disney channel and study. Great Googly Moogly people - "aldways has bin aldways will do" WHAT?? Get thee to the library!

That said, "Booby Kennedy Days" - hilarious!

Posted by: sunnydaze | April 29, 2008 1:24 PM | Report abuse

I am utterly APPALLED at the comments about how kids show more at the mall/beach than Miley is showing, so it is no big deal. Who is allowing these children to show that much skin? How about dressing age appropriately which means NOT letting everything hang out from the time you are 5?

Also, how does one reconcile the fact that Miley's publicist says Mommy and Daddy were not there for the topless shots, but were clearly shown in the background of the uncut photos?


Finally, all you little kids, grown ups spell words out and use complete sentences. When you can do that, then you can come play in the big people's blog.

Posted by: ep | April 29, 2008 1:25 PM | Report abuse

It is my youngest granddaughter's birthday. For a month I have had a Hannah Montana present for her. I am so disappointed. I thought Miley Cyrus was so wholesome. Unfortunately, the adults in her life are leading her astray.

Posted by: Nancy | April 29, 2008 1:26 PM | Report abuse

You know who took really great pix at age 15?


Traci Lords.

Posted by: byoolin | April 29, 2008 1:28 PM | Report abuse

Guys, don't you know the rules? On Booby Kennedy Days (or Booby K Days, if you prefer), regular celebritologists don't have to actually comment on the subject at hand. We just make fun of other people's grammar.

Posted by: h3 | April 29, 2008 1:28 PM | Report abuse

I agree with Mindful Mom though I am only 11. I didnt like Miley. But I never had a good reason. Now I do. Miley, you should of taken part of that. JUST SAY NO! If it embarresed you then you should of said NO and not of done it. But nooooooo you just have to get your publicity and say 'oh I am so embarresed'!
NO! I will no longer be watching her show. I thought it was funny. I hope it DOES get kicked off diseny.
Her dad says that she is just the sweetest kid ever and that she is so modest. WAS THAT MODEST?? That was like everything BUT MODEST. THAT WAS STUPIDE! I hate you even more Miley.
I am so sorry for ever little girl and fan to have to see that. I am sorrt for myself to have had to of seen that. BUT IT IS ALL OVER THE NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
-???

Posted by: ??? | April 29, 2008 1:29 PM | Report abuse

What you have is a classic shot by a great photographer that gives you a capsulized view of what it is to be a pretty 15-year-old girl. The sensuality is a part of it, but if you look, you see she's covering herself, not exposing herself. The look on her face is enigmatic, showing doubt, desire and innocence. That's what early adolescence is all about.

Neither photographer nor subject has anything to be sorry for here.

Posted by: steve | April 29, 2008 1:30 PM | Report abuse

K, this so stupid... iv'e already posted a comment but i think that the people that are saying that they used to be her number 1 fan and are now saying that they hate her tht stupid, miley- i am still your number 1 fan and you are in my thoughts and prayers.... lylas *&!&*Still (and always will be) your number 1 fan*&!&*

Posted by: Katrina | April 29, 2008 1:32 PM | Report abuse

h3 writes: "Booby Kennedy! lol. I didn't even notice that the first time. Maybe that could be Miley's new nickname. Or, wait: Halle Berry's."

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Would you believe that "Booby Kennedy" was an innocent typo? Honestly.....

Guess I still had Halle Berry on my mind.

Do I get the Freudian Slip of the Week Award?

Note to Doublewide Dawn and other Texting Tweener Tw@ts: A "Freudian Slip" is not the latest hot undergarment sold by Frederick's of Hollywood.

HAPPY BOOBY KENNEDY FREE CONE DAY!!!! Those of you near a B&J, have a lick for me.

Posted by: Sasquatch | April 29, 2008 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Miley is a sweet innocent starlet who was wowwed by the Hollywood pressure of having Annie L. photograph her in an artsy way. It is artsy, but you just have to be a Los Angeles resident to not think much of it. I actually think Miley Cyrus looks terrible, and it is Annie L's worst work ever.

Posted by: Lily Johnson | April 29, 2008 1:36 PM | Report abuse

This isn't meant to be a typical protrait, it's meant to be art. Miley herself said she signed up for it because she thought it would artistic- she got what she signed up for.

To me the portrait shows an innocence of girlhood, it's an artistic expression. Leibovitz said the same thing.

Whatever happened to art? Since when is posing even partially nude immediately labeled as inappropriate? Frankly, I've seen 15-year-old girls walking down the street showing more skin, cleavage and buttocks than the mere back of this picture. Would anyone care if this was an obscure teen model instead of a famous teen?

Shouldn't the question at hand be why American minds immediately jump to sex so quickly? Do you honestly think that if this picture were of a European star and released in a European county that anyone would care?

Sure Miley has the good girl image to protect- to be role models to thousands of little girls. But Miley isn't a little girl anymore. She is growing up and it was her decision to pose for art- In an adult magazine, where, if the media hadn't made a frenzy over it, most little girls probably wouldn't have seen or known about it. Vanity Fair is famous for their beautiful and out of the ordinary covers, so why would you expect anything different for Miley?

To be honest, It's very refreshing to see a tasteful, artistic portrait of Miley Cyrus versus the photos we see every day of scantily clad young actresses.


Posted by: Taylor | April 29, 2008 1:37 PM | Report abuse

"Bad Jesuit!" is a redundancy......if you share the Vatican's perspective.

Posted by: Dept of Redundancy Dept. | April 29, 2008 1:40 PM | Report abuse

Your "experts" are so clueless it's laughable. This is a straight career move and nothing else. Miley's advisors, whoever they are, understand that she will need to shed her little-girl image while she's still in the spotlight, and this is a finely calibrated attempt to do so. She didn't make any mistake here -- this is a masterpiece of careful product positioning...

Posted by: Steve | April 29, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

There's a Ben and Jerry's not 5 miles away, its a good day.

Posted by: michael | April 29, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

You say "innocent typo" - I say "pure genius."

Posted by: h3 | April 29, 2008 1:41 PM | Report abuse

this is sick. that's all. it's plain sick. and people are reveling in it, which is even sicker. it seems i remember vanity fair published some pictures of the Amish in PA after the tragic school shooting took place there. Something is sick with Vanity Fair magazine, no doubt. But something is far sicker in Billy Ray Cyrus' mind. What's up with all these white trash millionaires prostituting their daughter to the media? If Disney continues to empower this young girl, Disney is sick, too, just as Nickelodeon is sick for keeping Jamie Lynn Spears under contract. These are supposed to be role models for young girls, and they are role modeling harlotry. and all of you people saying 'what's wrong with sex?' and etc. are sick too - because this girl is only 15. promoting pornography to kids should be illegal, even is it is 'artistic.' this is really, really sick - all of these adults behaving like children, turning their own children into prostitutes. these things are sick. these children are being cheated of their youth. and they (the cyrus family) calls themselves christians. this is sick. this whole thing is sick beyond belief.

Posted by: cynamon | April 29, 2008 1:42 PM | Report abuse

As I read through some comments I am outraged at the ignorance of some comments. The photo IS NOT beautiful art--it is borderline child pornography. Let's not forget this is a "15" yr old child, not an 18 yr old. If you found this exact picture in the drawer of an old man--tell me--would you not cringe and consider it child porn or would you shrug it off as just art?! In my opinion, 15 yr old girls should not be photographed wrapped in bedsheets with smudged red lipstick, hair tousled, looking like they just crawled out of a roll in the hay!
What were her parents thinking! And SHAME ON THEM for exposing and exhibiting their own daughter in this light! Anything to make a buck, I guess--including prostituting your own daughters pictures to the public.
ps- My tween daughter is CRUSHED!

Posted by: got2bkidding | April 29, 2008 1:43 PM | Report abuse

PEOPLE. just leave her alone. she is the sweetest girl. just because she made a mistake (even though i dont see anything wrong wiuth the pictures) just think about, if she would have had a bra on or something she would have a little strap around her back. not too much of a difference huh?.. think about it.

Posted by: kacey | April 29, 2008 1:43 PM | Report abuse

Call it what you will: Exploitation, Miley's missteps or her first amendment unveiling, but the notion that Billy Ray knew nothing of the suggestive session resulting between Leibovitz and his beloved daughter, is implausable, not to mention naive. Eveyone knows (or most everyone) of Annie Leibovitz's "artistry," peeling back the layers of the onion, revealing the person underneath. It just so happens she was inspired to do so with a teen empress. But let's talk about suggestive and concentual shall we: The image of Billy Ray and Miley I think speaks of a cozier connection then I've seen between most fathers and daughters (celeb's or regular folks). Raw sensuality and a suggestive tone oozes from the photograph, something both father and daughter found unobjectionable during the photo shoot, yes?! Let's face it - teen idols of Miley's status and others (whom we've witnessed their rise and fall) are brands and packaged the same as any product.

While I think Leibovitz may have extended the boundaries with the young star, I do believe that she and Vanity Fair were doing exactly what they are paid and delight in doing: capturing images in the light and life they decide best suits their vision and those of their buying public. I daresay, the magazine was licking its chops before the images were developed knowing the buzz and controversy that would result.

So the discussions will continue as will the backlash. Parents, loyal fans and Disney will have to reconcile whether this escapade was an act of deliberate exploitation or just another day in the life of a teen icon.

Carrie Morris
10 Leatherleaf Court
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
301-975-9522

Posted by: carrie morris | April 29, 2008 1:43 PM | Report abuse

The shot shown there is kind of nice and artistic - doesn't seem to have the same sexual imagery as the one with the sheet. It lets her look young and vulnerable. And, I still haven't seen an episode of Hahhan Montana; still unsure as to why I have an opinion!

Posted by: Sigh | April 29, 2008 1:45 PM | Report abuse

i have been modelling since i was 12, i am 24 years old now, n i have MANY pix in my portfolio that may be labelled as racy. but thats apart of the entertainment industry. miss cyrus' photo shoot with a world famous photog is a dream come true for any girl/boy in the biz, everyone should be more worried about the 11 year olds on myspace n nexopia who lie about their age n put gross skanky webcam pix up of themselves. n another thing i may add, is that the ppl who are claimin that her pix are too racy are obviosly the perverts who are turned on by the pix, n that is the extent of their creative judgement. what ever happened to the art aspect of the entertainment biz???

Posted by: j whitton. | April 29, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Given the number of tweens or teens or just plain kids posting here today, it can't be a great idea to post your address and phone number.

Posted by: sunnydaze is just sayin' | April 29, 2008 1:46 PM | Report abuse

ps- My tween daughter is CRUSHED!

Posted by: got2bkidding | April 29, 2008 1:43 PM

*********

Well, I know WWJD about that: call an ambulance.

Posted by: byoolin | April 29, 2008 1:47 PM | Report abuse

Byoolin, it's grammar day. Don't you mean "I know WJWD"?

Posted by: h3 | April 29, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Anther Disney star messes up. Come on you knew it was going to happen .And you know what it's a start. She is way to young to shoot topless. Or anything close to topless. She is only 15. If she doing this at 15 what is she going to do at 18. She could of said no. Disney he terminate her career with them. Because we all know she going to do something else like this again. But it is going to be worse. I hope she got what she wanted , NOT being seen as a young artist anymore.

And don't say its none of our business our children look up to this. Like the Olsen twins, and Brittney . Spears. Do you want future America to turn out like them. And the worst thing her father was there. He approved.

Yes sex is natural. But do you want your child having sex at fifteen. Don't give me she is a Christian and she plans on being pure until marriage. Brittney said the same thing. The girl is trying to grow up way to fast.

Posted by: who cares | April 29, 2008 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Either someone has it in for Carrie Morris, or Carrie Morris has what even Billy Ray and Miley Ray would agree is "not a lick of sense."

Posted by: byoolin | April 29, 2008 1:50 PM | Report abuse

Sunnydaze sez:

"Given the number of tweens or teens or just plain kids posting here today, it can't be a great idea to post your address and phone number."

Indeed. Now Byoolin has her address and phone number. And he'll probably pass them to Traci Lords.

Posted by: Sasquatch | April 29, 2008 1:50 PM | Report abuse

I am so happy that Jamie Lee came out with her thoughts on this disgusting exploitation of this young child's body. I am so disappointed in the photographer. What was she thinking? I once honored her as a great artist of our time. She has cheapened herself and the elite of her profession.
The weak and young in our society are exploited for the sake of greed.

Posted by: Cleo | April 29, 2008 1:51 PM | Report abuse

So Booby Kennedy Days are when the grown ups get to experience what it's like to eat lunch in the middle school cafeteria?

Posted by: e again | April 29, 2008 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Byoolin, it's grammar day. Don't you mean "I know WJWD"?

Posted by: h3 | April 29, 2008 1:49 PM

*******

Speaks in mysterious ways, He does.

Posted by: God, speaking through byoolin | April 29, 2008 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Miley needs to take a look at what shes doing. This may hurt, but its the truth. Shes doing exactly what Bittney did. Its just that Mileys ONLY 15!!!!!!! If her fans are ok with this, theres something wrong with them. I mean, I was online once, and Vannessa Anne's nude pics & comment showed up, & Miley wrote that she hated Vannessa. Hypocryte!

Posted by: shyannie | April 29, 2008 1:53 PM | Report abuse

Oh God, speaking through Byoolin, what do yesterday's Halle Berry pictures say to us?

Posted by: Sasquatch | April 29, 2008 1:57 PM | Report abuse

SHE IS 15 people. SHE IS 15. SHE IS 15. She is a minor child. Put her in a teeny bopper mag with her clothes on. What will it be next? 12, then 9??? When do we draw the line. This was unnecessary. Look at Britney Spears and Lindsey Lohan. Sexing up teen girls is irresponsible and destructive. SHAME ON THE PARENTS.

Posted by: MOM | April 29, 2008 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Oh God, speaking through Byoolin, what do yesterday's Halle Berry pictures say to us?

Posted by: Sasquatch | April 29, 2008 1:57 PM

******

They say, "Even when you're God, some days are better than others."

Posted by: God, speaking through byoolin | April 29, 2008 2:00 PM | Report abuse

Every trailer trash inbreed wants a little publicity now and again. It'll soon blow over and people will realize she's no more attractive than the toilet bowl planter that sits on her porch.

Posted by: John | April 29, 2008 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Ya gotta love it. When the rest of the world is consumed with wars, food shortages, etc, and our economy is tanking, we become obsessed with whether Miley is showing too much skin. Will someone please reorder our priorities? As for who is responsible, duh! The Cyrus family was there, did it, saw it, approved it. Oh, so it must be the fault of Vanity Fair.

Posted by: tourist | April 29, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Wow, this is the first time I have ever read a blog and what a waste of time. Instead of worrying about important social, economical, and moral issues facing America, you focus on the behavior of "celebrities". Who cares? Booo hooo, your favorite spoiled brat is acting like one. Not like anyone could predict that happening huh?

Posted by: Who Cares | April 29, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

Looks like teen porn to me. Who would let their kid pose like that? Parents are to blame.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 29, 2008 2:05 PM | Report abuse

As a parent, what I do when my kids ask me about these photos? Here is an interesting blog I read about this.

http://blogs.paretologic.com/pgsurfer/index.php/2008/04/29/kids-should-learn-from-hannah-montanas-miley-cyrus/

Posted by: Jacob | April 29, 2008 2:05 PM | Report abuse

Ok, I'm feeling the need to organize (I'm a lawyer, sorry). But first can we all decry the state of teenage grammar? Geesh. If Miley really wanted to be a good role model, she'd guest on Schoolhouse Rock.

It seems to me like people are disagreeing on (1) who's to blame, (1.5) should there be blame (2) is it sexual or not? (3) pointing out that she's 15, (3.5) pointing out that lots of 15-year-olds explore sexuality through dress, (4) wondering if it will have an impact on her fans, (5) should she be a role model, (6) mistake, publicity play, or buyer's regret.

Lots of interesting topics that go beyond Miley I think, which is why I'm interested, I finally decided. It's definitely started a good discussion...for the most part. I mean, honestly, LEARN TO WRITE COMPETENTLY OR PLAN TO NEVER GET A JOB.

Posted by: Sigh | April 29, 2008 2:06 PM | Report abuse

Do you know what is hilarious? All of these 50+ women talking about how horrible this is. My sisters are all in their 50's and you should see their year books from 1970 to 1977. Extremely short skirts. I bet there are panties showing in almost every group picture. Provocative clothing on teenage girls has been going on since at least 1960. I am not saying it is right or wrong, just that to be all sanctimonious about it is very hypocritical.

Posted by: DW | April 29, 2008 2:07 PM | Report abuse

I go out to buy a quart..er..pint of Ben & Jerry's and come back to ...THIS...THIS..madness! Yikes.

Posted by: methinks | April 29, 2008 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Who Cares | April 29, 2008 2:04 PM <-- we've said it before, we'll say it again, GET OFF THE CELEB BLOG IF YOU THINK IT'S STUPID. We all read the "real" news, too. As I pointed out above, this situation implicates a lot of important topics. Go away.

I'm grumpy today, sorry guys.

Posted by: Sigh | April 29, 2008 2:09 PM | Report abuse

"As a parent, what I do when my kids ask me about these photos?"

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"Can't afford Annie Lebowitz," you say. "Have to settle for a local photographer for your cheesecake graduate glamour shots, you will."

Posted by: WJWD | April 29, 2008 2:11 PM | Report abuse

miley who?

Posted by: eric | April 29, 2008 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Miley is just living every teen's dream -- to be older. Because freedom comes with age, right? Responsibility should also come with age, but many Americans haven't realized that fact. Reports say that her parents had already left the site, but they're not new to Hollywood -- there should have been a contract that spelled out clearly what pictures could/could not be taken. And Annie L. needs to realize her responsibility as an adult to protect children rather than exploit them for her own personal gain. I'm so sick of the "deer caught in the headlights" look that people get when they're caught doing something in poor taste! Grow up! Realize the choices that you're about to make! If you really want to do something ... do it ... but don't claim ignorance after the fact.

Posted by: Pam Henry | April 29, 2008 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Sign sighs:

"...this situation implicates a lot of important topics."


---------------------------------------

It's time to re-introduce the one topic that cannot be named:

Courtesy of today's Speed Bump, which would have undoubtedly been Gene's CPOTW:

http://comics.washingtonpost.com/11_comics_speed-bump.html

Posted by: Sasquatch | April 29, 2008 2:16 PM | Report abuse

(zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...)

Posted by: former 21044 | April 29, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Hey Sigh,

Oh, can not stand it when people point out that you are a worthless waste of skin huh? You are grumpy. I am grumpy. I am surrounded by inept people such as yourself that are more concerned about the latest gossip than contributing something useful to society, or their job for that matter I am sick of it and I do not apologize for it. Get a life you worthless pile of flesh

Posted by: Who Cares | April 29, 2008 2:17 PM | Report abuse

She is a beautiful young girl and her dad is hot. If he was some old man and she was some plain Jane in that EXACT same pose, I doubt anyone would be offended.
They are attractive and sensual and people read into the photo their own attraction to Miley, Billy or both! I see a Dad with his daughter snuggled up next to him , a bit vulnerable....Dad looking proudly yet protectively into the distance.
Also, for most photo shoots, the stars request final approval of the pictures. It was the reaction of viewers that altered what I am sure deep down is Miley's belief, and rightfully so. The pictures are beautiful.

Posted by: Kim | April 29, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

It's art, not porn.

And Miley's not a world-reknowned beauty either, she's kind of an average-looking girl.

But it's a GREAT picture.

Posted by: pinky | April 29, 2008 2:18 PM | Report abuse

What kind of a descent person would wait until a child's parents had left a photo shoot to then take the opportunity to convince the child that it was time for "artistic" shots. A predator that's who. Annie Liebowitz should be ashamed of herself. To talk a young girl out of her clothes AFTER her parents have left would be considered a felony if she were a man. She gives lesbians a bad name.

Posted by: Lynn | April 29, 2008 2:19 PM | Report abuse

It's p**y-killin' time!!

Posted by: methinks | April 29, 2008 2:19 PM | Report abuse

The photograph is provocative as well as the message. Too often, the pressure is on young teen on the verge of adulthood to sexualize themselves, a disaster waiting to happen. Remember Britney Spears? The parents showed poor judgement and should have guided their daughter away from these shots even if she wanted to do them. Once again a tween is exploited. What's the deal with her father getting into a shot? Is he trying to revitalize his career through his daughter? Shame on both parents. The good Christians made a wrong turn.

Posted by: New York | April 29, 2008 2:19 PM | Report abuse

So, do you think Dr. Phil has contacted her yet - or is it too soon?

Posted by: PJ123 | April 29, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse

why would this .... hole want to have nude pictures of an 15 year old?!!!

isnt this stuff ilegall in this country!!!

Let Myley Cyrus live her "care-free" life and leave her be. and if you want to get her autograph then dont pretend your some big time guy and just ask her for the .... thing.

Posted by: kevin heller..... BIG FAN! | April 29, 2008 2:21 PM | Report abuse

To Who Cares: We play nice here at Celebritology - and please note the name of the blog - we discuss celebs while we do much more important work in "real life" (especially ep) ad need this outlet to talk about the unimportant things in life, like Miley Cyrus.

Posted by: Betty | April 29, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Who Cares tells Sigh:

"Get a life you worthless pile of flesh."

Who Cares, I think you have mistaken Sigh for a celebrity.

Posted by: Sasquatch | April 29, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Hey Who Cares,

If it's such a waste of time to be here, and you are so sick of it, then why are you still here instead of "contributing something useful to society, or their job for that matter?" If you don't like gossip about celebrities, then a celebrity gossip blog seems like the wrong place for you.

Posted by: sunnydaze again just sayin' | April 29, 2008 2:22 PM | Report abuse

This is the most disturbing image I have seen in 56 years. I do not understand the new urge for a 15 year old lady to pose with out any clothes on. My grandchildren enjoy her show, but this may change everything

Posted by: ewww1 | April 29, 2008 12:27 PM

Oh my. You must have missed the images that many photographers have taken of events ranging from the Spanish Civil War to the Arab-Israeli conflict, genocide in Rwanda and the war in Iraq, to give the briefest possible summary. Names to look up: Magnum Photos, Inc., Robert Capa, Micha Bar-Am, Thomas Dworzak, Josef Koudelka. Get to lookin'.


Posted by: musicgeek | April 29, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

if she didnt want to take that pic then she should of never took it.

Posted by: jennifer | April 29, 2008 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Who Cares, we try not to rag each other (unless they're texting tween-its), just the celebs. Please play nice or don't play at all.

Posted by: methinks running to the defense of her BFF Sigh | April 29, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Puhleeze. There's nothing outrageous or unusual here, other than the fabricated hype by an already overhyped teenager and a media that's completely lost all sense of what's important. Nobody is really upset. Stop lying and making us all out to be small-minded lechers. The American public is much more mature than this but our media keeps selling our puritanical side. You're the perverts here.

Posted by: Glenn | April 29, 2008 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Seems like Billy Ray has fallen into the Hollywood trap. Billy get your family back to TN and get back on track...

Posted by: SteveP | April 29, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

when you do always ask yourself. WWJD!!! what Would Jesus Do? As example would he want you to take those pictures?

Posted by: Meredith | April 29, 2008 1:03 PM

I'm betting that Jesus would proofread.


Posted by: musicgeek | April 29, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

this goes beyond just a problem with miley and her sicko daddy. this should remind us that we've crossed a line. we can no longer avoid it -- the sexualization of childhood just so in our face. from dating to cellphones, music to makeup, sexual behavior is shifting earlier and earlier into childhood. beyond the drugs, sex and rock'n'roll their boomer and gen X parents navigated, technology and consumerism have accelerated the pace of life, giving kids easy access to influences that may or may not be parent-approved. sex, violence and foul language that used to be relegated to late-night viewing and R- and even X-rated movies are expected fixtures in everyday TV. in homes and in elementary schools, girls talk about not only liking but "having relationships" with boys. there are no rules, no limitations to what they can do. ultimately, americans are creating this kind of perfect storm of variables that would suggest that, yes, kids are becoming adults at an earlier age.

Posted by: warning lights flashing | April 29, 2008 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: New York | April 29, 2008 2:19 PM: Remember Britney Spears?


Snicker.
No, we've forgotten, remind us who she is.

Posted by: e yet again | April 29, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, obviously, you checked the blog to see if anyone responded...guess you don't have much work to do, huh?

And to address your claims, which I don't think I have to, but I think it defends all of us regulars. I'm a lawyer on a slow day, actually. I contribute quite a bit to society, and I often see people with anger issues similar to what you showed just now at the courthouse. I represent those people. For free. Usually I only post infrequently. Byoolin is hysterical. Liz is cool and funny and interesting. It's a little community. Most of us here use good grammar. We are aware of other news. We work hard at prestigious jobs, and we like Liz and this blog. I guess you can join in on the fun, or consider yourself excused.

Posted by: Sigh | April 29, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Ahhhhhh, free cone day, thanks for the heads up h3. Although you have to set aside extra time during lunch. I just came back and the line was loooooooooong.

Posted by: petal | April 29, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Miley's pictures were actually a ploy by the DNC to get parents' attention off Osama and Wright and onto more important topics (like Miley's indecent exposure). Apparently, it's working. Should Wright say anything else inconvenient, they'll arrange for Miley's pregnancy.

Posted by: Bittergate | April 29, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse

This whole thing is just like an episode of Hannah Montana. Hannah does something embarrassing and alienates all her fans. Miley retreats to her house with her friends for support. She gets the pep talk from her dad, and goes out and faces the world, earning back the respect of her fan base.

That said, Annie Leibovitz talked Queen Elizabeth into removing her crown. Talking MC into removing her top is child's play after that.

Posted by: a | April 29, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

"LEARN TO WRITE COMPETENTLY OR PLAN TO NEVER GET A JOB."

Sigh, you had me until your last sentence.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 29, 2008 2:30 PM | Report abuse

I think she's a beautiful girl, but there's time ahead for photos like this in her future. She needs to enjoy being a kid, and her parents are responsible since they're her managers. She's too young to be gorgeous, and is the age where she should be revered as cute Miley, not Sexy Cyrus Siren yet!

Posted by: Reyna | April 29, 2008 2:31 PM | Report abuse

It's "have," people. It's not "could of" and it's not "should of."

Could HAVE. Should HAVE. For cryin' out loud!

Posted by: Bad Jesuit! Bad, Bad, BAD Jesuit! | April 29, 2008 2:32 PM | Report abuse

The Who Cares loser is all over various posts on Wapo.
He or she always says who cares, what a waste of time, yada, yada, yada. And yet he or she spends all day every day reading and posting who cares to all of these "worthless" sports and celebrity sites.
I think the person is severely brain damaged and should be treated as such.

Posted by: DW | April 29, 2008 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Great, first it was the texting tweens, now we have Fixers migrating over here.

Posted by: michael | April 29, 2008 2:34 PM | Report abuse

What a tempest in a teapot. Sheesh.

Posted by: hermespal | April 29, 2008 2:35 PM | Report abuse

YAWN!

Posted by: non-story | April 29, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

Sigh, you had me until your last sentence.


Posted by: | April 29, 2008 2:30 PM

Yeah, sorry. I said I was grumpy. Some of those posts were just ridiculous and my own young cousins write like that. Drives me bonkers. I didn't mean to get so involved over the last two days, just busy.

Really enjoy the you-know-what themed cartoon...

Posted by: Sigh | April 29, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

What a tempest in a teapot. Sheesh.

Posted by: hermespal | April 29, 2008 2:36 PM | Report abuse

oops. Sorry for the double post. Something weird happened when I refreshed my screen.

Posted by: hermespal | April 29, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

So it might not have been a good idea in hindsight. Any parent that thinks this is selling sex should just take a walk on the beach. As a matter of fact, I was at Disney World in September last year and saw alot worse at the water parks. Thongs on teens as young as her or younger. I think in the future she will be more careful of what she does for the camera and this can be a lesson for all kids when in front of a camera phone. If you think nobody will see, your wrong.

Posted by: John | April 29, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

so what theres nothing wrong with it if her dad approves it its fine

Posted by: mileyfan | April 29, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

It occurs to me that there wouldn't be nearly this level of interest if the pictures were of the homophonically-monikered Yahoo Serious.

Posted by: byoolin | April 29, 2008 2:40 PM | Report abuse

She is to immature to understand why its not ok, she says oh but its artsy what wrong blah blah uh dumbass i wonder, your 15 not 20 something she just wants to grow up now she doesnt care about anything else i cant beleive her dad let her do this its mainly his fault sense shes not mature enough to understand these decscions besides there were better shots (clothed) she could have used she looks like she just woke up from rompin all night, nasty little girl. shes all talk, well congrats to her to turning on pretators and turning everyone against her

Posted by: anonymous | April 29, 2008 2:43 PM | Report abuse

on behalf of me and my class i say the pics of miley look like she's DEADLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: 7th Grader | April 29, 2008 2:46 PM | Report abuse

One of the local news items in the Des Moines Register today is about a group of 14 year old girls who were posing nude for some weird 30 something guy just so he would buy them cigarettes and booze. And this happened in a small town in Iowa.
I think that shows how far as a society we have fallen in teaching our kids right from wrong.
I think this issue is VERY important and who cares does not understand that issues of morality and decency are at least as important, if not more important, then stories about politics or the war.

Posted by: DW | April 29, 2008 2:47 PM | Report abuse

i am a really big fan of miley

i watch her show all the time

as some one has already said she is not plastic at all!
she is a teenage girl for pitty sake
miley is my idol
i would not do these photos but she has her own life to control okay
i am also a big fan of katie price she is plastic she even admits it
they r my idols
katie is beutiful has been before she was platictaed but she lokks fabulous
miley is beutifulk she is not plastic she has a right to do whatever she wants to do
she is nearly 16 livin g her own life so just leave her alone the press always have to have a story
dont they if they cant get one they make one up !
now miley is a good role model
for ypung girls
thankyou

Posted by: summer ball | April 29, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

No surprise here. Hollywood and the press have an obsession with corrupting wholesome kids. As Simon Cowell told one contestant on American Idol recently: "We'll bring you over to the dark side."

Poor Miley. So sweet. So naive.

You'd think her Dad would know better after the crap he went through.

Posted by: Bill | April 29, 2008 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Looks like she got busted in some underage call girl ring.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 29, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Oh. My. F%$@king. God. 232 comments about some half talented disney twit being pimped out by her parents.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 29, 2008 2:50 PM | Report abuse

I have a friend who wonders if the people at B&J will remember her face from the earlier free cone visit because she wants to go for another.

Posted by: petal | April 29, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

I've hated miley cyrus since she has came out famous but i hate her more now though...although her photos are supposed to be "sexy" and "artistic" but she went to far!!!!

Posted by: Kourtney | April 29, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Poor Miley. So sweet. So naive.
Posted by: Bill | April 29, 2008 2:49 PM

hahahahahaha! Sorry Bill, but Hannah Montana is a character. Miley Cyrus is a real live person who is very unlikely to be naive with regard to having her photo published in a national publication. She may be sweet, though - who knows.

Posted by: sunnydaze | April 29, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

It sort of looks like the picture Marlon Brando had taken with his daughter in the 60's.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 29, 2008 2:52 PM | Report abuse

For the love of all that is holy people capitalize the letter I !!!

Posted by: not an english major but | April 29, 2008 2:52 PM | Report abuse

why did u do that 2 your self i thought u had the best of both wourlds!!!!!!!!!!1

Posted by: Anonymous | April 29, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

why did u do that 2 your self i thought u had the best of both wourlds!!!!!!!!!!1

Posted by: Anonymous | April 29, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

why did u do that 2 your self i thought u had the best of both wourlds!!!!!!!!!!1

Posted by: Anonymous | April 29, 2008 2:53 PM | Report abuse

I think her parents have gone to far on this one, it's one thing to expose her talents and make her a vision of honesty and innocence to millions of young girls, but to expose her to the lurking eyes of the "people" that we as a society try to protect form harming young girls I feel could be use as a tool for them to do their evil doings, "see, HANNA MONTANA did it". I pray this doesn't happen. I haven't seen the layout, but the one photo I did see wasn't appropriate for a 15 year old to be taking from my point of view.

b

Posted by: cebo | April 29, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse

She needs to be more responsible... She is going to be the next BRITTNEY SPEARS...

Posted by: Kels | April 29, 2008 2:54 PM | Report abuse

i think that she looked good.but she has to think that she is a good role model for youger kids and she does not want other people tho think she is going to be the next linsey or spers u know want am saying here.

Posted by: chris | April 29, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Now if a sex perdator had a picture like that he would be arrested. Point taken.

Posted by: Unkown | April 29, 2008 2:55 PM | Report abuse

With apologies to summer ball at 2:48 PM:

Mr. McGuire: I want to say one word to you. Just one word.
Benjamin: Yes, sir.
Mr. McGuire: Are you listening?
Benjamin: Yes, I am.

Mr. McGuire: platictaed

Posted by: td | April 29, 2008 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Meredith pleads with celebrity teens:

"WWJD!!! what Would Jesus Do? As example would he want you to take those pictures?"

---------------------------------------------

I think Jesus would want you to wait until the pregnancy fairy visits you so that you become a Booby Kennedy, like Halle Berry. Then Jesus would probably want Annie Lebowitz to do a full spread on you.

Posted by: Sasquatch | April 29, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

I havn't seen the pics everyones going on about but it seems like all you have to do is show it all so to speak and you become a star or a bigger star. you think maybe we have a new miss spears?? neither one of them can sing.

Posted by: wayne parker | April 29, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Ok, everybody. Take cover. It's going on 3:00. (whoop, whoop, whoop!)

Posted by: curmudgeon | April 29, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

td, you made my day. You also made me mop coffee off my keyboard.

Posted by: musicgeek | April 29, 2008 2:58 PM | Report abuse

to kels i dont think that she going to be the next BRITTNEY SPEARS SO I DONT konow why people r ccling her a **** cuz they should not.i think she a good person

Posted by: chris | April 29, 2008 2:59 PM | Report abuse

i like miley and i believe that she a beutiful girl but that pick makes her look ugly as hell. but all and all remember "nobody's Perfect" we all make mistakes everyday but no one is there to see. in her life there are people always watching even when you dont know it

Posted by: Stingrayvette1992 | April 29, 2008 3:00 PM | Report abuse

If you're having a slow day and need some grins, cut and past some of the Tween Texter messages into MS Word, then run spellcheck.

Posted by: Sasquatch | April 29, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

I think if it had been any other 15 year old star, it wouldn't have been such a big deal. Miley has made her own image as this wholesome little kid. I understand if she's trying to do more grown-up things but if she is, then she should ditch the Disney channel. But it's probably hard for her to try to grow up with the image she has.

good luck.

Posted by: BG28 | April 29, 2008 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Liz: you need to write up articles about Brenda Song and Raven-Symone next. Who knew that an article commenting on Miley Cyrus's lack-of-sense would have been so popular with the tweens? Are other Disney products... err, teens, as popular?

Posted by: Flamebait | April 29, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

If you're having a slow day and need some grins, cut and past some of the Tween Texter messages into MS Word, then run spellcheck.

Posted by: Sasquatch | April 29, 2008 3:01 PM

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Don't be DAFT, man! She'll nae hold together! Word is baled together with wire and spit as it is, sir, and she canna take nae more!

Posted by: Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott byoolin | April 29, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

I find the defense of this shamelessly sexualized portrait of an adolescent girl totally disturbing. Her upper body is covered, however she appears to have been purposely mussed up with her hair wild and her lipstick smudged as though she has been involved in some sort of flagrant delecto. Why drape her in a bedsheet and make her look this way if not to titilate? Frankly I think that anyone who responds to these photos in a positive manner is either 15 and immature or adults attracted to the sort of womanchild sex objects whom our society loves to view in online porn sites. It can go either way folks- 15 going on 25 or 25 going on 15. Check your perv meters people. This is a CHILD. Oh yeah- shame on her parents for being the greedy, parasitic creatures they are. The old man's career is bust so he's using his daughter to make some tall money. Where is child protective services?

Posted by: lucie | April 29, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

if she waz such a good role model the she wouldn't be posing semi-nude.

Posted by: dunno | April 29, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Reyna,
You are exactly right. Teenagers today are, and I suppose have been for generations, in a hurry to grow up and do adult things, from drinking, smoking, being sexually active, and as the new trend seems to be, posing nude for magazines or sending pics of themselves with their cell phones. It is a parent's responsibility to reign them in, not encourage them. As a parent I have encouraged my children to remain children while they are children, and teenagers ARE children. Too many companies are utilizing teen sex appeal to sell their products. Many teenage girls today are dressing like streetwalkers. I'm an adult woman,with a decent enough figure, and I am embarrassed to wear tops that are too low cut, especially in places where young people might be, but today's teenage girls don't care who sees their stuff! Amazing the things parents let them wear to SCHOOL! PLEASE let kids be KIDS! I know a girl who was 15 when her parents bought her a boob job for her birthday! She is now 17 and living with her 21 year old boyfriend. And no, these are not poor white trash. Mom is living vicariously through her pretty teenage daughter. She wants her to have a modeling career!

Posted by: mom | April 29, 2008 3:04 PM | Report abuse

Stingraybette1992 notes:

"there are people always watching even when you dont know it"

Well, child, if you don't want people watching you,turn off the damned CUCME on your workstation.

You may wish to find a new web moniker. The 1992 Corvette was a dog, and an ugly mongrel at that.

Posted by: Sasquatch | April 29, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

To answer the most important question I seem to have missed while I was away at a meeting (see, I do contribute to society, I go to meetings): you can totally go to free cone day twice. Nobody cares. (Yes, I do speak from experience.) And be sure to snag one of those little cards that gets you 10% off at Ben & Jerry's stores for a year.

Posted by: h3 | April 29, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Take your top off, the photographer says to a 15 year old.

Right then and there, you know it's going to be wrong. Period.

(And then the lesbian photographer makes 'puppy eyes so she can't say no.')
(And then daddy drapes her across his crotch and they gaze at each other like lovers.)


Posted by: Verity | April 29, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

And to recap the most important comment I seem to have missed while I was gone, does anyone know what this means?

"I DONT konow why people r ccling her a **** cuz they should not."

They are whatting her what?

Posted by: h3 | April 29, 2008 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott Byoolin warns us:

"Don't be DAFT, man! She'll nae hold together! Word is baled together with wire and spit as it is, sir, and she canna take nae more!"

In 2 minutes, this discussion is gonna blewww up....and thearrr's nuthin' in th' univerrrrse that can stoop it!

Posted by: Helsman Sasquatch | April 29, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Miley Cyrus is only 15 years old therefore her "sex kitten" pics were borderline disgusting...As a supposed "role model" that was a huge mistake to make and there is no excuse for it...Obviously she still has hillbilly values just like her Dad and Britney...I already am so sick of the "Disney spin machine" and hearing about Anne Liebowitz's "artistic genius"...It is just as revolting as the pics !!!

Posted by: Chilidog | April 29, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Hey thanks, musicgeek! I had a similar episode with Diet Coke after reading the genius of Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott byoolin. (Got a napkin?)

Posted by: td | April 29, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse

"Why drape her in a bedsheet and make her look this way if not to titilate [sic]? Frankly I think that anyone who responds to these photos in a positive manner is either 15 and immature or adults attracted to the sort of womanchild sex objects whom our society loves to view in online porn sites. It can go either way folks- 15 going on 25 or 25 going on 15. Check your perv meters people."

So, one facet of your argument seems to be that people who *don't* find these pictures dirty are perverts.

Did I get that right?

Posted by: byoolin | April 29, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse

Out of curiosity, was there this much outrage when Jessica Biel posed topless for Gear magazine when she was still a minor?

Posted by: michael | April 29, 2008 3:09 PM | Report abuse

This is tragic... I can't wait to see what she'll do next. Like all the others (Britney, Paris, Lindsey,etc.) it's like watching a train wreck. We can't look away because it's constantly in our faces. Sadly I think Miley will be added to this list. I thought her parents would be different and possibly steer her down a different path, but to see her dad in the photos with her, I believe I'm sadly mistaken.

Posted by: Debra | April 29, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Miley's pictures were inappropriate for a girl that age. We have to know that Miley's squeeky clean image is ONLY an image, we can't really judge her for this mistake, teens will be teens. One thing is clear those pictures needed to be approved by Miley's parents even if they were not there.

Posted by: SP2 | April 29, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Byoolin, forget comment of the week. That Montgomery Scott comment may be the comment of the month. In fact, this may be the comment thread of the year. Booby Kennedy, indeed.

Posted by: h3 | April 29, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Byoolin asks:

"So, one facet of your argument seems to be that people who *don't* find these pictures dirty are perverts.

Did I get that right?"


U GOT DAT RITE!

Perverts gravitate to the Booby Kenndy pix of Halle Berry.

Posted by: Sasquatch | April 29, 2008 3:11 PM | Report abuse

go on miley u r so sexy n keep up the good work keep doing naked. luvs u so much

Posted by: tom | April 29, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

go on miley u r so sexy n keep up the good work keep doing naked. luvs u so much

Posted by: tom | April 29, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

go on miley u r so sexy n keep up the good work keep doing naked. luvs u so much

Posted by: tom | April 29, 2008 3:12 PM | Report abuse

whose jessica biel miley cyrus rocks we luv u smiley

Posted by: 15-4evah | April 29, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Her mother is reliving her childhood through Miley and sacrificing her child to this. Miley's mom (and father) are not known for their intelligence, and are somewhat of a joke among the industry.

But I didn't expect them to pimp out their daughter like this. Looking at the outtakes of their other younger daughter swinging so innocently from a tree branch, you feel sorry that they're going to turn on her next.

Posted by: Emily | April 29, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

There isn't this much outrage when teenage models walk the Fashion Week runways in thongs and sheer tops. I'm outraged by neither Fashion Week nor the photos. Crocs, on the other hand...

Posted by: musicgeek | April 29, 2008 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Thank ye very kindly, Captains td & h3. Will ye join me for a wee dram of a nice fifteen-year-old?


Posted by: Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott byoolin | April 29, 2008 3:15 PM | Report abuse

gross shes CRAZZY!!!

Posted by: LOllipop | April 29, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

...and I hope I can get Ensign Sasquatch oot of the transporter buffer with nary a scratch!

Posted by: Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott byoolin | April 29, 2008 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Selena Gomez is cuter anyway. We're switching our fanhood.

Posted by: Moving on | April 29, 2008 3:17 PM | Report abuse

SCOTTY!!!! GET ME OUTA HERE!!!

I'm trapped in the transporter buffer with Texting Tweeners!!

Posted by: Sasquatch | April 29, 2008 3:18 PM | Report abuse

DESNITY HOPE CRYUS THAT IS RONG ALL THOSE LIL GURLS R GOIN 21 LOOK AT U DIFFERENT N SOME OF THE PARENTS DONT LET THERE KIDS WATCH UR SHOW

Posted by: someone | April 29, 2008 3:18 PM | Report abuse

SCOTTY BYOOLIN! THERE'S NO TIIIIIME, MAN!

YOU HAVE TO GET US AWAY FROM HEEERE BEFORE THE WHOLE PLANET GOES!!!!!

(chomp, chomp, chomp - that's the sound of scenery being chewed upon)

Posted by: Capt Kirk Curmudgeon | April 29, 2008 3:20 PM | Report abuse

While I agree that it is proposterous how much attention we give celebrities, our voyerism exists and my 7yr old adores Miley Cyrus, expecially the "rock star" in her. This was probably a ploy to transition Miley, and the picture is magnificent. However, my daughter now sees this pouty young face posing with a sheet around her. Even though I will shield my daughter (with more than a sheet), she is a part of the world and not protected by me 24/7 i.e. at school.

Posted by: Carressa Smith/ Cincinnati | April 29, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

"Thank ye very kindly, Captains td & h3. Will ye join me for a wee dram of a nice fifteen-year-old?"

Posted by: Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott byoolin | April 29, 2008 3:15 PM

---------------
I sure hope you're talking about a fifteen-year-old scotch. In which case, yeah I'm in. Who's pouring?

Posted by: td aka that other guy who gets beamed down to the planet who doesn't make it back alive | April 29, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

miley,
i understand that people make mistakes. You obiously have done that, twice. Look there are alot of girls who still look up to you. Please don't disapoint them. For me, well i've lost that respect for you. You have no one to blame but yourself.

Posted by: vanessa ann | April 29, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Aaaaarrrggghhhhhh!!!

(being attacked by what ever alien life form is around)

Posted by: red shirt micheal | April 29, 2008 3:23 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: [SQL ERROR] | April 29, 2008 3:24 PM | Report abuse

byoolin

You always make me smile, buy your Scotty comment made me start laughing so hard I had to take a break!
I hope you don't have a boring desk job and you are in actuality a stand up comic.

Posted by: dw | April 29, 2008 3:26 PM | Report abuse

FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY -

1. HOW MANY 12 YEAR OLDS READ VANITY FAIR??!!

2. THIS WILL BLOW OVER.

3. IN TEN YEARS EVERY LAST ONE OF THESE TEXTING TWEENERS WON'T EVEN REMEMBER WHO MILEY CYRUS WAS.

4. IN TEN YEARS MILEY CYRUS WILL BE MAKING THE REALITY SHOW ROUNDS.


Posted by: Anonymous | April 29, 2008 3:27 PM | Report abuse

she looks beat in these pictures anyway

Posted by: mitch | April 29, 2008 3:28 PM | Report abuse

i would like 2 c u naked any day

Posted by: steve | April 29, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Yes please, single malt. Liz, can we have a high-brow post about Booby Kennedy days sometimes? They're so fun. Maybe in the comments we can all try to WRITE IN ALL CAPS AND USE IM SPEAK.

Posted by: h3 | April 29, 2008 3:29 PM | Report abuse

I'm only posting again because I saw there were 298 comments and I want the count to go over 300.
Also because I thought it was really mean of h3 to talk about getting a second free B&J's cone when I can't even have one.

Posted by: methinks | April 29, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Aye, of course, I meant fifteen-year-old scotch - a nice smooth single malt, sure to warm yer cockles.

(After that, though, we're havin' a teenager!)

Posted by: Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott byoolin | April 29, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

P.S. - Dudes, we're officially over 300 comments now. Does anyone remember how many the Jamie Lynn Booby Kennedy Day got?

Posted by: h3 | April 29, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Oh great. Now you're sipping single malt without me. Thanks a lot guys. I thought we were a team.

Posted by: methinks | April 29, 2008 3:32 PM | Report abuse

I found the photos she did with her dad more disturbing than the one in question. I dont know about anyone else but I have never been photographed being THAT cozy with my dad!

Posted by: Rain | April 29, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

I hope you don't have a boring desk job and you are in actuality a stand up comic.

Posted by: dw | April 29, 2008 3:26 PM

*********

dw, you have it almost exactly right, except that I have a boring desk job and am not in actuality a stand up comic.

Posted by: byoolin | April 29, 2008 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Methinks grouses:

"Also because I thought it was really mean of h3 to talk about getting a second free B&J's cone when I can't even have one."


Betcha that h3 has a p*ny, too!

Posted by: Sasquatch | April 29, 2008 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Jamie-Lynn only got 222 comments.

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/celebritology/2007/12/jamie_lynn_spears_in_the_famil.html

Posted by: michael | April 29, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Oh great. Now you're sipping single malt without me. Thanks a lot guys. I thought we were a team.

Posted by: methinks | April 29, 2008 3:32 PM

*************

Don't worry. I've hidden a couple of quarts of Glenfidditch in the helmet-cam for when Liz Kelly gets us the press club passes.

Posted by: byoolin | April 29, 2008 3:35 PM | Report abuse

Yep - I'm drinking single malt scotch and eating ice cream while riding my pony. No, just kidding. I don't ride the pony - it just hangs out here in my office.

Posted by: h3 | April 29, 2008 3:36 PM | Report abuse

Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott Byoolin writes:

"dw, you have it almost exactly right, except that I have a boring desk job and am not in actuality a stand up comic."

[Allusions to this information being confirmed by Mrs. Byoolin redacted]

Posted by: Ensign Sasquatch | April 29, 2008 3:37 PM | Report abuse

SCOTTY BYOOLIN!

YOUUUU HAAAAAVE TO GET US OUT OF HEEEERE, MAN!

THE WHOLE PLANET ISSSSS GOING TO BLOOOW!

chomp, chomp, chomp

(that's the sound of scenery being chewed upon)

Posted by: Capt Kirk Curmudgeon | April 29, 2008 3:38 PM | Report abuse

byoolin: my hero.

Posted by: methinks | April 29, 2008 3:40 PM | Report abuse

My family has been trying to talk to me about the Miley Cirus scandal, so I finally decided to see what happened. My final thought is "Who cares?!" She's a very rich girl and--just like the rest of them--she can do whatever she wants with no real consequences. Why feed into it by giving her MORE attention?

Posted by: KrisA | April 29, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

And before people start singing "byoolin and methinks sittin' in a tree," he's my hero because he provides me with booze, not because I have a crush on a stranger. It's that simple.
And that complex.

Posted by: methinks | April 29, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Did anybody notice how quiet it's gotten around here? I just checked the main page and the Miley Cyrus essay is gone! We're not as prominently linked anymore! Could Booby Kennedy Day be over already??

Posted by: h3 | April 29, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

"Selena Gomez is cuter anyway. We're switching our fanhood.

Posted by: Moving on | April 29, 2008 3:17 PM"

Miranda Cosgrove is pretty cute and plenty wholesome as well.

My blog is the Google "I'm feeling lucky" hit for "Jordan Todosey nude" (try it if you don't believe me) and she's only thirteen.

I get about a dozen hits a week from that search alone.

Posted by: yellojkt | April 29, 2008 3:42 PM | Report abuse

i think miley is trying to grow up to much and is coming acrossed as a bad infuleance to little children

Posted by: jordan | April 29, 2008 3:45 PM | Report abuse

hey miley this is kristen i really lov u as a pop star and disney channel star but i never thought u wood take these kind of pitures i am really supprised!!!!

Posted by: kristen | April 29, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

I always sort of thought Methinks was secretly Mrs. Byoolin. Oh how sad to have that shattered.

I'm really sad the Ben and Jerry's left the Clarendon Commons...

Posted by: Sigh | April 29, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Oh, no, I take it back. "Infuleance." Heh. But the firehose if incoherence *has* slowed to a trickle.

Posted by: h3 | April 29, 2008 3:46 PM | Report abuse

[byoolin's] my hero because he provides me with booze, not because I have a crush on a stranger. It's that simple.
And that complex.

Posted by: methinks | April 29, 2008 3:42 PM

********************

You're so sweet. (My wife is gonna hate you.)

Posted by: byoolin | April 29, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Why is everyone so worked up! All the TV shows are blowing this up like she posed naked.. ITS HER BACK.. I see nothing else. This is way out of proportion and she did NOTHING WRONG.. TV shows are preying on a teeneager to make money its a joke!

Posted by: Scott | April 29, 2008 3:48 PM | Report abuse

"hey miley this is kristen i really lov u as a pop star and disney channel star but i never thought u wood take these kind of pitures i am really supprised!!!!

Posted by: kristen | April 29, 2008 3:46 PM "

Just wondering, but do these people know that Miley most-likely doesn't read this blog.

Posted by: michael | April 29, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

h3, maybe we're just passing through the eye of the hurricane. Also, there's a live chat going on about Miley Cyrus.

Miley Cyrus.
Miley Cyrus.
Miley Cyrus.

If you say her name 5 times out loud, a horde of angry tweens will appear in your cubicle.

Posted by: e | April 29, 2008 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Who cares whether Miley Cyrus appears naked in a magazine? Isn't this the American way to expolit your child, make money, and get a whole lot of media publicity in America? The parents new.

Posted by: Tristan | April 29, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

How many parents are going to take their daughters between the age of 8 and 16 to get their pic done like this and then show them to everyone you can or post them in the local paper or school year book? Its okay... to look like you just had sex or ready too!
Young girls should have sex early or at least try to get boys to want them right? Well this is what this picture represents. If they wanted a picture like this don't publicize it because little girls will want to immulate. If its all okay with eveyrone, had on down to your local photographer get your little girls pic done and publicize it because its okay to act like that!

Posted by: carol | April 29, 2008 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Hannah montana is the best she only made one little mistake so dont be mad at her or hate her ok im her best friend

Posted by: Kathy Marie | April 29, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Boy o boy are there a lot of people in celebritology today. Anywho while shifting thru to find the regulars I came across byoolin's comment and I must say thank you for the laugh Chief Scotty and free cone day have made my month.

Posted by: petal | April 29, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

and saying at least she isn't pregnant.. honey she isn't grown yet and if they dont reel her in and if the parents don't start thinking about stuff, she will be...

Posted by: carol | April 29, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

"Why is everyone so worked up! All the TV shows are blowing this up like she posed naked.. ITS HER BACK.."

Does this mean?

No, it can't mean.

Baby got Back??!?!!???

Posted by: Sasquatch | April 29, 2008 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Aw man, yellojkt, did you have to bring up Miranda Cosgrove? My kids love iCarly, and after all this Miley talk, that Miranda mention makes me feel slimy.

Posted by: td | April 29, 2008 3:55 PM | Report abuse

MOTHER MARY WAS 15 WHEN SHE BIRTHED JESUS...SHAKESPEARE'S JULIET WAS 14, RIGHT? ALL THRU HISTORY EXCEPT FOR THE LAST 100 YEARS, GIRLS MILEY'S AGE COULDA HAD A COUPLE KIDS ALREADY. I SURE WOULD LIKE TO BY HER BABY, EVEN IF SHE WAS PENNILESS IN KENTUCKY. I THINK SHE COULD HANDLE IT. SO WHERE IS ALL THIS HARSH JUDGEMENT COMING FROM? AND THE PHOTO WITH HER DAD - IT IS A DAD WITH HIS DAUGHTER - BIG DEAL! THOSE JUDGING...THE EVIL IS IN THEIR MINDS. I MET ANNIE ON HER WAY TO A SHOOTING SESSION WITH SOME ROCK GROUP AND I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYONE SO FOCUSED ON THEIR MISSION. SHE IS COMMITTED TO HER ART.

Posted by: RANDY RALSTON | April 29, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

Its not MIley' fault at all, its the parents for agreeing to it!
They owe Miley an apology for steering her wrong. Then they need to get on the right track and move on and learn from this!

Posted by: carol | April 29, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

BIG DEAL!
It's like, who cares? Miley is still a great role model! Annie Leibovitz is an ARTIST and had no intention of making Miley look skanky or anything. It is art! And even Miley admits she regretted doing the shots. So can we get over ourselves? She didn't do anything bad!

Posted by: mileyrox | April 29, 2008 3:59 PM | Report abuse

If you say her name 5 times out loud, a horde of angry tweens will appear in your cubicle.

Posted by: e | April 29, 2008 3:50 PM

************

I must have mispronounced something: I got a wh*red-out angry tween in my cube.

Posted by: byoolin | April 29, 2008 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Petal, there's a lot of material worth sifting for today.

Posted by: h3 | April 29, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

I HATE U AND EVERYTHING U DO!

Posted by: Charlotte | April 29, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

I am 13 and kind of in the middle, I agree that it is inappropate to do that when you are only 15 and are a star to millions of little girls, but then again she is covered! I would never do that but I guess she views it differently, maybe she thinks it will help her become more respected as an actress? Who knows!

Posted by: mileyfan1 | April 29, 2008 4:01 PM | Report abuse

just leave her alone

Posted by: kevin | April 29, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

Since two posters mentioned a pony and we had to go through the many comments and managed to make it out alive, well maybe not Capt Kirk Curmudgeon and possibly td.

Can we get a pony filled Friday?

Posted by: petal | April 29, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

I think the kids just got home from school.
Milk and twinkies anyone? (hides bottle of scotch)

Posted by: methinks | April 29, 2008 4:03 PM | Report abuse

I think we need to put this in perspective. First how the picture is cut and being shown on the net is not how the actual picture was taken. To say that her parents should be ashamed is harsh not actually seeing the shoot. The picture that should have been shown was of a little girl. They are just showing a picture that makes her look like she is trying to be seductive.

I think people should stop criticizing her and her parents. She had a sheet covering her. IT IS HER BACK THAT IS EXPOSED. If there was a picture taken of her in her bathing suit you would have seen more of her body.

For everyone that is saying that her parents should never let this happen. They didn't it is the photographer who chose to publicize this particular photograph. Why don't they show the public all the pictures that were taken. I think some of you would realize that Miley nor her parents were trying to make her look older than she is!

Shame on all of you!

Posted by: California Mama | April 29, 2008 4:05 PM | Report abuse

**pssst - methinks - pass that scotch over here**

Posted by: h3 | April 29, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

...............

Posted by: ............. | April 29, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

So I was wrong I didn't seem to make it out in one piece as I used "shifting" instead of "sifting". Save yourselves, go on without me!

Posted by: petal | April 29, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Miley Cyrus has some problems. I've never liked her and mainly for the fact that she proclaims to be some huge Christian girl who reads her little prays and prays to God each night...we see how well that's working out. She really gives my relegion a bad name. I hope nobody looking at us is thinking that's how we all act.

Posted by: kaitlin | April 29, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

I thought she was a good role model but i was wrong for sure

Posted by: Kte | April 29, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

i think the picture rocks uh and like they totally should show more of her body so like shibbi she like totally hot hotter than her supposed cousin ashley bowen once more ashley bowen

Posted by: name not alowed so no one say sammy that not my name so i sammy am gonna blog shibbi | April 29, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

We would never leave one of our own behind, petal. Guys, go get her. (You are a "her" right, petal?)

Posted by: methinks | April 29, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Big freaking deal can everyone just let it go...everyone is bothering miley stating that she is a role model, no one does what someone else is doing because another one does it, that's bull and yall know it...everyone has their own mind so let it go, poor girl..Go deal with your own kids and leave Miley alone. If the Cirus family lets her do it, it should be fine with everyone is not ur kid so why does it bother yall.....

Posted by: Jessica | April 29, 2008 4:11 PM | Report abuse

It's ok, petal, we forgive spelling and grammar mistakes by regulars. Or I do. I'm not sure who the "we" is. But I do know that "we" do not approve of sentences like "she like totally hot."

Posted by: h3 | April 29, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

mileyfan at 4:01 - major praise for the coherent post.

Posted by: Sigh | April 29, 2008 4:12 PM | Report abuse

would anyone be upset if Larry Flynt was the photographer??

Posted by: bp | April 29, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

The 4:06 post was even more coherent, so coherent it could not have been made by a Texting Tweener Tw*t.

Posted by: Sasquatch | April 29, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

This reminds me of the Britany Spears story, only she's starting down the road even younger. Lindsay, Paris, move over, the new girls in town. Who cares about her future & life anyhow, as long as someone makes some dough. Bet the mommy & daddy will be divorcing soon, or they'll be some dumb reality show about their family. Hollyweird can be so sick. Anyhow, another great role model, Disney!! Way to go!!!

Posted by: Momaduke | April 29, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

bp asks:

"would anyone be upset if Larry Flynt was the photographer??"

Yeah. I'd want Larry to make sure that he kept his damn wheelchair out of the shots.

Posted by: Sasquatch | April 29, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Why did you do it?

Posted by: Linda | April 29, 2008 4:17 PM | Report abuse

h3 writes:

"It's ok, petal, we forgive spelling and grammar mistakes by regulars."

You didn't forgive "Booby Kennedy."

Posted by: Ensign Sasquatch | April 29, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

I think you have to move some of the blame on Annie. Because does anyone think that picture is ART? NO. That's why we it is a big deal. Annie is a master in her field--and her idea of taking this picture just was bad judgement. I think the Cyrus's are taking the heat because ultimately it was their decision. I think they thought it was going to come across better than it did. I also believe them when they felt like they could not say NO to Annie. Because if I had Annie taking a picture of me--at 40 years old--I don't think I would doubt or question her judgement either.

Posted by: Mom of THREE | April 29, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

I think Larry Flynt is more of a publisher than a photographer, so yeah - I'd be like, who took these crappy photos?

Posted by: h3 | April 29, 2008 4:19 PM | Report abuse

You didn't forgive "Booby Kennedy."

Posted by: Ensign Sasquatch | April 29, 2008 4:18 PM

Forgive? Forgive? Do you forgive PURE GENIUS? I elevated it to the level of art, that's what I did!

Posted by: h3 | April 29, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

this is the honest truth about the picture and it makes since unlike some of these other reasons!


one, the picture isnt even that cute! it just looks like she rolled outta bed and threw on some bright red lipstick.

And two, SHE'S NOT EVEN NAKED! i mean i understand that that isnt a very tasteful picture for a 15 year girl that many young children look up to, however, she is fully covered all you can see is her back.

All the parents that are complaining that your teem daughter wouldn't be doing anyhting that revealing. SHUT UP because the bikinis that you buy from where-ever are showing just as much skin as her picture. I personally am not a really big fan of hers but the picture is not that big of a deal and you just need to drop it!

Come on now lets get real we all show off that much skin at the beach!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Kristan | April 29, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Annie Liebovitz' underlying political motive was to sexualize a Christian child and destroy Miley's value as a cultural icon for gentiles. Liebovitz was the longtime lesbian lover of the late Susan (Rosenblatt) Sontag. Sontaq once described white gentiles as "the cancer of human history," then apologized for insensitivity toward cancer victims. Liebovitz is all about promoting anti-gentile hatred and pedophilia, the latter as a backdoor approach toward normalizing homosexual pedophilia within the larger society. Money is very much secondary to her ethnic and political goals. The photography session with Miley and Billy Ray was manna from heaven for this woman. Unfortunately, politically immature Christian parents are easily duped or go along with the manipulation for monetary reasons. They are duped because an awareness of the ethnic motivation and cause behind so much of what is wrong with society is treated as a sin by the mainline Judeo-Christian heresy. I sincerely hope that Billy Ray wakes up and finds a way to get a handle on all this. Next up: After Miley's reduction to a capricious Lolita comes industry pressure to promote interracial sex. It is all, so very predictable.

Posted by: Phil | April 29, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

I do not like miley cyrus anymore. She didn't have to do that and now she is saying sorry! That is stupid!

Posted by: Susie | April 29, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

seriously let go of the role model crap, tell me one thing that an artist has done that you have done??????because they did it??????? nothing ofcourse

Posted by: Anonymous | April 29, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

wow we have another crazy one.
she is doing that cause she has the power.
people don't be famous or that will be you.

Posted by: alexandra | April 29, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Time to leave work.
As a non funny rare contributor to Celebritology I am definitely a red shirt. (or to keep up with Liz's other passion, Lost - a newly shown lostie on the island) I will be shot as soon as I leave the building today by either an other, a Klingon, or a horde of Mily Cyrus tweener fans and will not be posting tomorrow.

Posted by: DW | April 29, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

boring , boring, boring let it go

Posted by: Anonymous | April 29, 2008 4:24 PM | Report abuse

this blog has a great take on it.

http://philthythoughts.blogspot.com/

Posted by: billy ray | April 29, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

I have a daughter who is 6 and absolutely adores Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana. This whole ordeal about the photo shoot is nonsense. She took a pic that was done tastefully. She is not revealing any private part of the human anatomy. No matter if her parents were on or off the set really shouldn't matter. She is 15 and soon she will be 16 and then 18 not long after that. She can not be a kinder to tween role model forever. She is a good kid and still very wholesome. Vanessa Hudgens and Jamie Lynn Spears didn't even get this much publicity for their indescretions. Vanessa had NUDE pics and Jamie Lynn is prego. We need to stop focusing on Celebrities and start focusing on the real issues at hand such as oil and food. Those are problems that demand our attentions. Not a tastefully shot photo of a "tween" sensation.

Posted by: Mily supporter | April 29, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Come on she is a 15 year old kid. She is going to make mistakes. No one and I mean NO ONE should ever look up to a teenager as a role model. It is the time of our lives when we make mistakes, learn from them and move on. And yes, in the process sometimes make ourselves look foolish. Personally I am not offended and think like h3 said "Just drop it." Explain it to your kid as an open conversation and see how they feel about it. Trust me your feelings about it and their feelings about it may be the same, but then again they see things in a different way than you. Were we any different when we were smaller??

Posted by: Dr.N | April 29, 2008 4:25 PM | Report abuse

PETAL! I'M HERE, GIRL. HOLD ONNNNN.

GOT 'ER!

BEEEEEAM USSS UP, SCOTTY BYOOLIN

(chomp, chomp, chomp)!

HERE KIDDDD, TRY SOME OF THIS GREAT SCEEEENERY. IT'S FREEEEE CONE DAAAAAAAY!

Posted by: Capt Kirk Curmudgeon | April 29, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Ok I'm 15, I hate Miley just wanted to let you know that. I don't wear just a towl to get my picture taken I wear all my clothes!
It's sad how people my age like her she even flashes her bra and acts like she 10. She needs to grow up and put some clothes on. Being a teen does not meen that she needs to be naked!(Having a sheet on is being nakes...I don't see no shirt on her now do I?)Oh and her parents didn't make her do that so yes it is her fault. Brittany Spears was the same sweet girl at her age...then she turned so will Miley

Posted by: Mandy | April 29, 2008 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Oh whatever MANDY, stop the bull

Posted by: Anonymous | April 29, 2008 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Mandy can u tell me what did Britney or Miley did to u personally, nothing righ so let it go

Posted by: Anonymous | April 29, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Doesnt Look Liike shes NAked Lmao

Posted by: sally | April 29, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse

I htink that every one make a mistake and so she made one big one, and that she was trying to grow up to fast and she isnt so she just needs to slow down a little so yea

Posted by: Karolina | April 29, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

I feel b ad for her but it's her decision and she looks terrible in the picture anyways.

Posted by: dfhg,lsdghjl;/;kjhgs | April 29, 2008 4:31 PM | Report abuse

Stop the bull ok so you post picture of yourself almost naked? I don't. I don't go flashing my bra...

Posted by: Mandy | April 29, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

"I think you have to move some of the blame on Annie. Because does anyone think that picture is ART? NO."

Posted by: Mom of THREE | April 29, 2008 4:19 PM

It is an artistic photograph. Compare it, for instance, to Eve Arnold's portrait of Marilyn Monroe in her dressing room on the set of The Misfits. Liebovitz is part of a great tradition of portraiture, which began even before photography was invented. It references - as has been mentioned - 19th-century photography, and it's also quite a nice pictorial shout-out to Ingres and his oeuvre (see The Bather of Valpincon).

Posted by: musicgeek, resident art historian | April 29, 2008 4:34 PM | Report abuse

u say that cause no one looks at u.sorry Mandy

Posted by: MIke | April 29, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

she looks sexy

Posted by: mark keller | April 29, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

normally I am not involved in the happenings of 15 year old disney stars but recently ive seen the outrage about this so-called "topless shoot" of miley cyrus. quite frankly you need to consider some things before you burn those hannah montana cds and autographed pictures. firstly she is NOT topless. being as that i am a fashion design student.. i would define topless as "with-out a top on" when infact she DOES have a top on. it just doesnt have any seams or zippers or buttons. (ok moms, tell me you didnt tie a bandana round your boobies in the 70s and call it a day) you might want to ask yourself this question. do i see any exposed body parts that should not be exposed? if the answer is NO then why are you outraged. the material draped over miley's body is done so in a way that leaves nothing exposed but her back. OH MY HEAVANS! now you better go hide your halter tops you damn hypocrites. if anything the shoot is eerie. miley doesnt look like a sex kitten, she looks like a lifeless corpse. a well-covered lifeless corpse i might add. i think its artistic. its not like she has one arm covering her breasts (thank you lee ann rimes) or ass-less chaps on (thank you prince/christina aguilera/ britney/ ok everyone ever) she has a sheet covering everything! im outraged at your close-mindedness. stop watching the disney channel and go to a museum. OH WAIT you better not. there are some naked 16 year olds in those paintings.... ut oh! shame on you titian!

Posted by: lane | April 29, 2008 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Whew. I think it might be time to hand the blog back over to the children. It's been fun, folks. I'll check back in on Booby Kennedy Day later.

Posted by: h3 | April 29, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

Betty, thanks for the mention.

Sigh, thank you for the last sentence.

Who Cares, you obviously are illiterate (that means you can' read). The whole comment section was not about Miley per se (that means just her) but about what it says about us as a society. We are talking real issues that affect us deeply, such as the sexualizing of our children.

Finally, I would like to point out that federal law makes the exploitation of a person under age 18 a crime -- especially through provocative photos.

Posted by: ep | April 29, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

alot of boys were talking about how sexy she was half naked that was gross

Posted by: brenda | April 29, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Yes no one looks at me...poor poor me...lol you know whatever I don't know her, you or anyone on here so whatever

Posted by: Mandy | April 29, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

OK, shame on me (I'm still here, petal, but barely -- hold on girl!) for going to a blog that includes the word "philthy".

Maybe I really am easily -- to quote Liz's original post from what seems like about 80 hours ago -- "led down the path of manufactured starlet scandals."

Anyway, save your brains and avoid anything philthy for the rest of the day.

(This message brought to you by Ben & Jerry, makers of the new Booby Kennedy Scotch Ripple. Try it today on a free cone in select readership areas.)

Posted by: td | April 29, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Trying to grow up to fast? She is in the lime light. How can you expect her not to grow up fast? Children who aren't famous are growing up to fast. 12-16 year old girls are getting pregnant, having abortions. All Miley did was take a picture from a very well known photographer. As someone said earlier all the picture is showing is her back. Girls at the beach or the pool who are younger than Miley are showing off more than that. She is not on the same road as Brittany. That is just ridiculous. All this media hype is stereotyping Miley for ONE photo shoot. Absolutely absurd.

Posted by: Miley Supporter | April 29, 2008 4:39 PM | Report abuse

OOOOHHH EM GEEE.. LET IT GO!!!! IT'S NO BIG DEAL AND ALL YOU CAN SEE IS HER BACK!!! VANESSA HUDGENS DID THE SAME THING BUT WORSE AND IT WASNT THIS BIG OF A DEAL. YOU ARE JUST TURNING HER AWAY FROM INNOCENT LITTLE GIRLS WHO REVOLVE THEIR LIVES AROUND HER AND NO ONE SEEMS TO CARE!!! LEAVE HER ALONE!

Posted by: Lucy | April 29, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

actually, miley`s parents weren`t there for that last-"nude" photo...her grandma was there and that was it. miley was manipulated into it; annie said it would look "beautiful and artistic." Miley only agreed to it because of that. On the other hand, Miley`s parents had no way of knowing that this picture was being taken untill it was done. I think Annie needs to stop MANIPULATING 15-YEAR-OLDS!!! it`s not miley`s fault at all, nor her parents, but annie`s. I`m Miley`s number 1 fan and I will always love and support her. :)

Posted by: ashley | April 29, 2008 4:44 PM | Report abuse

OMG, I LIKE HATE HER NOW OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Jason | April 29, 2008 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Great another Vannessa Hudgens andBrittany Spears

Posted by: eogfhaeuragh | April 29, 2008 4:49 PM | Report abuse

methinks, I am a girl.
Capt, thanks for the save.
h3, it's the free cone, that's really where my mind is.

Posted by: petal | April 29, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Speaking for the "I guess I'm a pervert" crowd, anytime I see the words "celebrity" and "topless" together outside a smut site, I'm on it babe. That it's a 15-year old doesn't exactly make me pause to wonder if I "really want to see this".

The inevitable click produces a tame shot of a wholesome kid hero. It's a sitebite, nothing more. Marketing, using what works. As if that's a foreign concept to Disney. Yeah, I was kind of disappointed but since Miley counts my own kid as one of her fans, I think I was more relieved than anything else. Let it go.

Posted by: Grabahamma Alabama | April 29, 2008 4:51 PM | Report abuse

OMG WHAT IS UP WIT HER SUMIN IS I NOWE IT DUHHH! I CAN SPEL MOMIE HA!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: gUy | April 29, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Course set to leave this lost Tweener Texting Tw*t Planet.

Warp power available at your discretion, Captain Curmudgeon.

Posted by: Ensign Sasquatch | April 29, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

bloody hell

Posted by: Judas Hiscariot | April 29, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

I just think there is something wrong with a 15 year old--in a pose like that, or even with her father. She's not 21, she's not even 18. A grown woman adult decided on the poses. When you go the doctor/mechanic/dentist...etc...you don't really question it their job--well, not everyone does. Yeah yeah--they make mistakes--and everyone should get over it. If my daughter took pictures like that--I would be embarrassed. There is no reason for a picture of a 15 year old--to look seductive. Annie should remove that picture. VF should not use it.

Posted by: mom of THREE | April 29, 2008 4:53 PM | Report abuse

put naked pituers

Posted by: john | April 29, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

This has nothing to do with a fifteen-year-old celebrity attempting to change her image. This is just another chapter in a culture war that Annie L. was MORE than happy to re-inflame. East coast art and literati predators bat around these shallow pre-fabricated conservative Christian entertainment goldmines like bunnies. Miley and Billy-Ray are just the latest gazillionaire hayseeds that were just itchin' fer a spankin' and I'm delighted that Annie got to get a first whack. And poor Miley is left holding the bag and crying that her photos were supposed to be 'artistic.' Sorry, Miley, but you wouldn't know art if it bought the entire floor of one of your inflated Winnie The Pooh Striptease Spectaculars and you stage-dived into it. And you sure aren't going to learn what it is from your mom and dad.

You're not making art, holy-rollers. How dare you even try to pretend.

Posted by: Ben Franklins | April 29, 2008 4:58 PM | Report abuse

where is the sexiness? looks to me like what sleeping beauty would have looked like after she woke up and found clowns had tried to do her lipstick. really. she is hunched over! which signifies to me that she is shy, introverted, not exactly trying to get her goods out there. this is isnt exactly girls gone wild guys. the only thing that is suggestive is the look on her face and it is reminiscent of the venus of urbino. which, by the way, is art.

education? what?

Posted by: lane | April 29, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

GIVE 'EH ALLLL YOUUUUUU GOTTTTTT, SCOTTY BYOOLIN!

chomp, schlurp

TAKE USSSS TO WARRRRRP 10.

STEADY ASSSSSS SHEEEE GOESS.

chomp, chomp, chomp

MR SOPCK, IS THERE ANY MORE OF THAT 15-YEAR-OLD MILEY, ER I MEAN, WHISKY?

Posted by: Capt Kirk Curmudgeon | April 29, 2008 5:11 PM | Report abuse

I just dropped in to point out that we're now over 400. Whew. It's time to go home, people.

Posted by: h3 | April 29, 2008 5:16 PM | Report abuse

it might be considered "art", but the subject was 15 yrs old. with consent or not--i just think that is plain WRONG. i am not judging anyone--but i just feel bad that miley is taking all the heat because she trusted these adults, her parents, ANNIE and Vanity Fair included that this would be ok. If there were 5, 10, 25, 30 adults there--and not ONE person said anything. and really--who is going to go against Annie?

Posted by: mom of THREE | April 29, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

what is art in quotations? does this change the meaning of art?

but anyways sure the issue may be pressure from adults but the real issue is where is the offense? of course no one stood up and said "this is wrong" because (there are many wrong things in the world) this doesnt even compare

Posted by: lane | April 29, 2008 5:22 PM | Report abuse

I put ART in quotes--because that is an opinion. I think it is a tacky photo.

Posted by: mom of THREE | April 29, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Who cares, the girl probably wears a bikini or gowns that shows more that the Vanity Fair cover photo.

Posted by: Mike | April 29, 2008 5:27 PM | Report abuse

art can be tacky, wacky, bold, shy, in CAPS, in "quotes", questioned? excalimed!

hello dr seuss

art is art.

but that is not the point. I do agree with you (mom of three) i feel bad for miley for getting all the heat for the choices of adults. but i refuse to shrug this picture off as being tacky. tacky is wearing a thong bikini. this is interesting, conversation worthy, sparks emotions. clearly this is anything but tacky

Posted by: Anonymous | April 29, 2008 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Well unfortunately, IT IS the responsibility of the parents to get all the informations about photoshoots before they say go. Photographers cant do anything if they wont allow it to happen. But if you say yes to them just because they offer you a big amount of dollars, without thinking and clarifying about the details then the parents are totally be blamed about it. Miley Cyrus is only 15 years old and this is really very sad. I mean, even Britney Spears was way older when she had that rollingstone cover and never seen any racy pictures about BS at the age of 15 or older.
Saying sorry wont help anymore. The damage has been done Miley so just suck it up girl. Keep moving and next time, learn to say NO.

Posted by: bebee | April 29, 2008 5:41 PM | Report abuse

OMG leave her alone. There is nothing rong with a pic lyke tht. Get ovr yurselfs

Posted by: Jordyn | April 29, 2008 5:49 PM | Report abuse

where is the damage? really point it out to me. i want to see something risky in this picture because im just not seeing it. is it the lifeless glow? i can see that at a morgue. is it the shock of lipstick? i dont see any other make up on the girl. is it the crazy hair? really it looks more like swamp thing then sex goddess. is it the back? really ive seen more skin at a tennis match. is it the smile? if im not mistaken it is a portrait. is it the fact that shes 15? dakota fanning had on a riskier wardrobe in her VF shoot. really

Posted by: lane | April 29, 2008 5:49 PM | Report abuse

Cyrus is a mediocre singer, a poor actress, and not even attractive. She's just been packaged and presented well. They tried to push the envelope on the packaging and got burned. Who really cares?

Posted by: GB | April 29, 2008 5:52 PM | Report abuse

I figured out a way they could write this into the show. I've also come up with ideas for some other limit-pushing tweener shows:

http://livebythefoma.blogspot.com/2008/04/more-very-special-episodes.html

Posted by: yellojkt | April 29, 2008 5:53 PM | Report abuse

that is nasty her dad shouldnt have let her take those kind of pics anyway cuz he is an adult! my mom would have wooped my butt if she seen dat so i think dat is wrong of her to do dat she is not a very good role model for kids anymore lik she used to honestly i never really liked her i just liked her wigs!!!!

Posted by: daria | April 29, 2008 6:04 PM | Report abuse

IT WORKED. She got massive publicity and VF WILL SELL TONS UPON TONS OF COPIES. The public ate it up like fish bait. Appropriate for a 15 year old? No, but sadly, that's why it's got so much press. Her 15 minutes are almost up and this just bought them back.

Posted by: CookieMoMster | April 29, 2008 6:04 PM | Report abuse

wow growing to to fast, i'm a fan

Posted by: 0000000000 | April 29, 2008 6:33 PM | Report abuse

I Think the Photos are Really, Really
Beautiful, and Awesome !
And Why the People Get So Stupid and Dumb
Im, Miley's Biggest 1# fan
and Im, Going to Be On Vanity Fair
And Im, Going To Pose With My New Clothes On ! and Miley and Billy Ray You Guys Have A New Best Friend , That Doesn't Believe In Rumors Or Any Thing that the People Say
You People Out There ''I GOT ONE WORD TO SAY TO YOU'' just Shut - Up Now''. Peace Out- Izzy J. And Disney Channel Star !

Posted by: izzy | April 29, 2008 6:42 PM | Report abuse

I don't think the shots are bad at all.

The shot with Miley (sp?) and the sheet is fine. I don't see anything objectionable about it. We see her back. It's a vulnerable pose. I think its a tasteful shot.

Here's her quote from Vanity Fair:

'Um, was Cyrus--or Disney--at all anxious about this shot?

"No, I mean I had a big blanket on. And I thought, This looks pretty, and really natural. I think it's really artsy."'

This is not anything like La Lohan aping Marilyn or Britney's famous lack of underwear. If granny wasn't upset, then we shouldn't be worrying about it.

I don't think there's enough there there to merit a kerfuffle.

So, I think that this is from the "what, who, ME?" and "nobody here but us chickens" schools of PR. Making news from nothing.

Posted by: doris | April 29, 2008 6:45 PM | Report abuse

To all of you claim this isn't art:

Are you artists?

I'm willing to bet that the vast majority of you are not. So, tell me, what makes you think you're qualified to decide what is art and what is not, as if you have any real idea of what it's all about? It's not "anything you want it to be." There are certain standards, but most importantly, art has a life of its own.

This.is.art. Not "borderline child pornography" (she's not even a "child" anymore) or your typical scandalous celebrity photo. There is nothing sexual (or sexually titillating) about it. It's simply a tasteful and compelling photograph of Miley Cyrus: tasteful, because even though it gives the impression that she's nude (even though behind-the-scenes shots show she wasn't nude), the photo doesn't aim to be sexual in nature; compelling, because of the muted colors, soft lighting, sharp contrast, and overall composition.

So, as I previously stated, there is nothing "indecent" about the photo (I don't see what's so shameful about the human body anyway), and if that's what you thought of it, you need to get your Puritanical minds out of the gutter.

And to those of you (mainly the parents) who are saying that Miley Cyrus needs to act like a better role model for little girls: her job isn't being a role model - her job is entertaining the masses. If you don't like what she's doing, then you can simply ignore her and make sure that your children are not acknowledging her either, instead of complaining about how she's "not being a good role model." It's not Miley's fault if your child turns into a tr*mp; it's your fault for not being a more responsible parent. She shouldn't have to bend down and cater to your whims just because you refuse to take complete responsibility for your children.

Lastly, it's saddening that she felt like she had to apologize to the public; she did nothing wrong. The public is just acting like a bunch of prudent, helpless victims.

"Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them." --Mark Twain

Posted by: A Simple Artist | April 29, 2008 6:51 PM | Report abuse

OMG WHAT UP WIT THIS I MEAN OOH VANITY FAIR BUT ANYWAY HER DAD GRANDMA AND MOM WAS THERE WITH HER IT'S LIKE WHAT THE HELL!! SHES F***** FIFTEEN AND HER GOD DAMN DAD WAS WITH HER I THOUGHT HE WAS MR.CLEAN AND SHE WAS HIS F***** SQUEAKY CLEAN LITTLE B**** AND WHAT WAS GRANNY TO BLIND TO SEE HER MELONS FOR CRYING OUT LOUD GET YOUR F***** ACT TOGETHER DESTINY HOPE CYRUS (MILEY RAY CYRUS) TELL TISH TO BE MORE STRICKED I HAVE NOTHIN TO SAY ABOUT MR. ACHY BREAKY F***! HOLY S***

Posted by: brandon,bangor,maine | April 29, 2008 6:57 PM | Report abuse

Miley Is A Sweet / Funny Girl.
I Mean Ya'll Guys Cracked Me Up
On Hannah Montana
And Hannah's New Movie Is
Opening after Tomorrow.
But the People Out There
Aren't Going to The Premiere of HM the Movie (Im, Going to See It In a Couple of Days) Billy Ray Is Funny/Pretty Cool''.
Me and Jackie & Also Victoria We All Support MILEY ! - Izzy J.-
P.S. I Don't Believe In Rumors and Photo Scandals''. (PO Means ''Peace Out'')

Posted by: Izzy | April 29, 2008 7:05 PM | Report abuse

I think everyone is forgetting that Miley is 15 YEARS OLD...she is NOT a baby and guess what? Shes barely a child anymore! I teach kids younger than her and trust me, the innocence everyone wants to believe teenagers have? NON existant and its naive to think that way...I see a beautiful photo shoot of a young girl who is becoming a young lady in the harsh limelight of fame. Luckily she clearly has the strong family support to allow her to BE a teenage girl, and feel beautiful and grown up, while still keeping her feet on the ground (and out of the bars) and her head on straight. And as for Billy Ray...get over the Oedipus complex people...its a father who loves his daughter and is truly close with her...Im not surprised that it's such an unfamiliar sentiment to see demonstrated to the American public, many of whom are preoccupied with criticizing the lives of others while their own 15-year-old daughters post half naked pictures of themselves on MySpace.

Posted by: Megan | April 29, 2008 7:09 PM | Report abuse

Had to check back in after work. I really like the guy who took away this one simple lesson from all of this mess, from 300 posts, that what this really boils down to IS: the entertainment industry is trying to promote interracial dating. I think it's been decided. Why debate further?

Posted by: Sigh | April 29, 2008 7:12 PM | Report abuse

i think that picture was completely artistic and everyone who doesnt think that is just dieing for gossip so youll dig up any information you can and make it seem worse than it is people these days are just horrible.

Posted by: sarah | April 29, 2008 7:23 PM | Report abuse

the ones with her father look incestupus

Posted by: TommieQ | April 29, 2008 7:49 PM | Report abuse

Wow, I guess it's okay now for grown men to start lusting after 15 year olds! There's still those pesky child molestation laws though.

Posted by: webg | April 29, 2008 7:51 PM | Report abuse

I left work early to pick up my kid (too young to be posting here) and we hit free cone day. I'm kinda sorry I missed the party. I wonder what other topics Liz can dream up to draw this fun of a response?

Posted by: RiverCityRoller | April 29, 2008 8:12 PM | Report abuse

A simple artist

you are wonderful and i couldn't agree more

Posted by: lane | April 29, 2008 8:18 PM | Report abuse

I used to look up to Miley Cyrus!! But, now she's turned into the NEW Brittany Spears! And we sooo don't need another one!

Posted by: Faryal | April 29, 2008 8:19 PM | Report abuse

In a nut shell, parents are showing lack of parenting discretion and judgement. When I first saw Miley on Disney, I knew she'd be a hit--she really had TALENT. So sorry that dad is trying to jump-start his lack of talent in the backdrop of his daughter's success. Even if you didn't know who Billy Ray was, then wouldn't you think his photo with her was sexually suggetive and similar to the incest of 15 yr olds FLDs girls that are being prosecuted in Texas? And if you know who Billy Ray is, then isn't it sick for him (and mom) to be OK with the sexual suggestive photos with his daughter??
For us, we decided Miley was going down the wrong path when we saw photos from the CMA night when her dress neckline was slit to her waist and she is all but 15. Mom and dad, keep her clean, she's worked too hard for you to ruin it all for her. Don't forget all the really, REALLY young girls that admire her.
Karen and Erica in Denver, CO

Posted by: Karen Smith, Denver, CO | April 29, 2008 8:19 PM | Report abuse

CD, i agree with you 100%. you sound exactly like my mom! (not in a bad way) there is nothing she should be embarrassed about. i believe this picture to be art. and the one with her father, i don't get the big deal? i don't see the creepiness....as if none of you have relaxed on your parents at some age. i am a big fan of Miley and i don't see why everyone is out to get her lately. we are the same age and i know if i was there i would be extremely mad at all the people giving her crap. give her a break, she is a great singer. OH and antother thing, i don't think people should be saying that their kids will be looking at these, they won't. unless your 8 years olds are reading Vanity Fair or looking Miley up on google to find these, they won't see it.

Posted by: Emily | April 29, 2008 8:25 PM | Report abuse

I think that critics are taking Miley's "photo scandal" way too far. In the controversial picture, ONLY Miley's back was exposed. People expose more wearing a bathing suit. Miley has proved herself to fans all around the world that she is a strong and smart girl. She has seen what's happened to other teen pop stars such as Britney Spears or Lindsay Lohan, and personally, I beleive that she is smarter than that. Miley had a photo taken of her with her back exposed, that's all; it wasn't like she was doing drugs or taking part in pornography.

Posted by: Lindsey | April 29, 2008 8:27 PM | Report abuse

i tink tat miley cyrus iz goin 2 be da new brittney spears all of tis iz just a big mess if she get knocked up at age 16 like jamie whos prob iz tat not mine

Posted by: sonia | April 29, 2008 8:41 PM | Report abuse

I dont think its Mileys fault that she took thoes pics for the magazine, the photographer tells them what to do and Miley was just following her orders.
She was also not naked, she had jeans on underneath.
Leave Miley alone, shes 15 and she cant help it.

Posted by: Kristina | April 29, 2008 8:46 PM | Report abuse

What is the difference in this photo, and paintings in museums exposing women's entire bodies, that we require to be studied in school?
Miley has a lot bigger fan base than up to ten year olds. I personally am eighteen and love her show and music! I am not bothered by these photos at all! This is just the artistic photos Vanity Fair publishes.
Miley lying on her dad is not disturbing. She and her father are obviously very close, working together on the show, and him being a major part in her career. It's sweet that they are that close.
Also what kind of parent lets their young children read Vanity Fair?

Posted by: Jen | April 29, 2008 9:02 PM | Report abuse

A 15 year old has no business posing sexy. Young girls nowadays are in such a hurry to grow up especially in a society like ours that advocates this type of publicity. Art is open for interpretation but photos of grown people posed in suggestive manners is different than a 15 year old celebrity that many young girls look up to. It's a responsibility that celebreties carry whether they like it or not. This was a bad idea and distasteful and as a parent of a young I would definitely never advocate and/or encourage that this is acceptable!

Posted by: M | April 29, 2008 9:35 PM | Report abuse

Give her a break people. She is 15 she isnt going to be a child FOREVER!
You all are sitting there waiting for her to mess up.
I just have to say this one thing "Put yourself in her shoes" She feels emberessed Cut her some slack PLZ!

Posted by: Rachelle B | April 29, 2008 10:24 PM | Report abuse

stop being an absolutist. not every girl is dieing to act grown up. have you spoken to every girl? this isnt even a grown up situation. yeah cool she posed with her dad. i did that when i was 4. VERY GROWN UP huh. woah a picture of her in a white sheet completely covering her body. she clearly wants to be an adult...

but on a less sarcastic note frankly has anyone stopped whining long enough to see that this picture just might portray everything you are complaining about?? this is not the rosy cheeked twinkle eyed starlet we always see. this picture can best be described as stark. maybe shes trying to provide commentary on the harsh lime light, the paparazzi and public scrutiny... its enough to drive someone crazy. shes only in a sheet. one sheet seperating her from the public. seperating her privacy from the public. this isnt a sexy picture i think it provides a darker deeper meaning then just a girl in a sheet. shes not even particularly pretty in this picture let alone sexy. i think shes gutsy. ive seen some borderline sleazey work. this is NOT it. maybe if this is sleazey to you you need to open your eyes and take a good look at a maxim magazine

Posted by: rosie | April 29, 2008 10:43 PM | Report abuse

Nope, not much better after bedtime either. Liz Kelly, what hell hath ye wrought?

Posted by: rachelt | April 29, 2008 10:47 PM | Report abuse

I am the father of a 12 year old daughter and we had a very interesting discussion about the VF shoot. My wife & I both felt that the picture was reminiscent of that of a pedophile trying to make his victim look sexy for him/her. Innocent but not really appropriate for a girl of that age. I think that it is really sad that Ms. Cyrus's (people) feel the need to rush a young lady that should be posing in "fun" themes and pushing this type of soft kiddie porn on her audience. What exactly was the goal of a picture of a 15 year old girl half-naked with a look of sexuality supposed to achieve? My daughter said everyone at school thought the pics were really disturbing and they were embarrassed for her.

Posted by: Jay1244 | April 30, 2008 12:12 AM | Report abuse

So I tried reading all the responses to this and after thirty minutes and with no end in sight I just couldn't bear to read anymore. It just feels like the comments and points being made are going around and around and around in circles. And the typos and grammatical errors!!!!! I mean yikes - for those who are writing as if they've just discovered the wonders of typing on a computer and having it be seen for all the world to see, at least tell me that this isn't just like how you write your papers for elementary/middle/high school! Please just tell me that, pretty please?

Posted by: Anonymous | April 30, 2008 12:17 AM | Report abuse

WHEN ARE OUR DAUGHTERS EVER GOING TO BE ABLE TO KEEP A DECENT ROLE MODEL FROM THEIR FAVORITE DISNEY/NICK SHOWS??? WE ALL PLACE BETS ON THE OBVIOUS DEMISE OF THEIR 'APPARENT' INNOCENCE AND THEREFORE OUR DAUGHTERS BELIEVE GROWING UP TOO SOON IS OKAY AT A YOUNGER AND YOUNGER AGE. POSING SEMI NUDE IS NEVER APPROPRIATE FOR A 15 YEAR OLD, A TEEN POP STAR, OR A YOUNG LADY THAT RECENTLY PROCLAIMED HER RELIGIOUS BELIEFS AS A REASON THAT SHE WOULD NOT END UP LIKE HER POP STAR PEERS. IT'S GETTING TOUGHER TO DEFEND HER AS A ROLE MODEL TO THOSE WHO DON'T BELIEVE SHE IS DECENT. SHE HAS SAID MANY OF THE SAME THINGS BRITTANY SAID ABOUT 12 YEARS AGO. GUESS YOUNG GIRLS SHOULD LOOK UP TO CARTOON CHARACTERS INSTEAD BECAUSE THEY ARE LESS LIKELY TO LET THEM DOWN.

Posted by: kma | April 30, 2008 1:26 AM | Report abuse

Adult market magazines using kids in provocative poses? Is that ONLY inappropriate behavior?

http://pacificgatepost.blogspot.com/2008/04/leibovitz-and-hanna-montana-teardown.html

Adult executives know better. They just don't DO better.

There is nothing innocent about an adult magazine portraying a 15 year old pretending to be naked, hair tousled, wrapped in a bed sheet.

Posted by: PacificGatePost | April 30, 2008 3:06 AM | Report abuse

Adult market magazines using kids in provocative poses? Is that ONLY inappropriate behavior?

http://pacificgatepost.blogspot.com/2008/04/leibovitz-and-hanna-montana-teardown.html

Adult executives know better. They just don't DO better.

There is nothing innocent about an adult magazine portraying a 15 year old pretending to be naked, hair tousled, wrapped in a bed sheet.

Posted by: PacificGatePost | April 30, 2008 3:06 AM | Report abuse

A New York Times review of the photos in Vanity Fair said, quote, "If there's good news here, it's that folks in Buffalo, Charlotte or Iowa City are still insisting on cultural norms alien to the elites of Manhattan or Hollywood."

I take exception to that. If there's good news here, it's that the cultural norms of Buffalo, Charlotte or Iowa City are NOT the cultural norms. Why do we automatically assume that the more rural an opinion gets, the more "normal" it becomes? It is THIS type of opinion that confers "elite" status on a minority.

Frankly, I think a majority of people (including this 57 year old who grew up in a rural environment) are getting a bit sick and tired of being preached to by this elite minority who thinks they are holier than thou. Miley did nothing she should be embarassed about. It's the hyper-moralists who should be embarassed about attempting to foist their stuck-up sticky-beak attitudes on the tolerant majority.

Posted by: AlecWest | April 30, 2008 3:18 AM | Report abuse

Can we move on now? This stuff is SOOOOO boring. She isn't my kid, so I don't give a rat's arse.

Posted by: mainer | April 30, 2008 7:47 AM | Report abuse

Okay. People make mistakes. Think about it. If you were a pop-star...recently announced The MOST Famous Pop-Star in THE WORLD. You would feel a lot of pressure, too. With everybody looking up to her, one bad mistake is going to be driven the wrong way. I say It's a bit young for her to do. She's 15. But, on the other hand, it prabably DID seem artistic at the time. She's not going to turn out bad or loose a lot of fans. Disney did say they blame it on the magazine. Vanity Fair shouldn't have let her do it.

Posted by: Miley Fan | April 30, 2008 8:18 AM | Report abuse

It looks like a battlefield after the carnage. 449 comments about a 'tween manufactured by Disney?

Did Britney get this many comments in Celebritology when she was having her meltdown?

Posted by: Mileys to Go Before We Sleep | April 30, 2008 8:31 AM | Report abuse

wow i very ashamed

Posted by: carlie | April 30, 2008 9:42 AM | Report abuse

wow miley... ur 15... not 21
this is disturbing
i kow most of u moms would never ever let ur daughter take a pic like that.
and to think 8 year old girls look up to her! this is y i dont like her anymore. i can read the writing on the wall!

Posted by: lovedmileylovetheJONASBROTHERS | April 30, 2008 9:55 AM | Report abuse

The rage over these photo's is completely ridiculous! This girl has the right to take whatever pictures she sees fit!
No one got this crazy when Jamie-Lynn got pregnant! But that's only because of who her sister is.
Seriously, I don't know how people can be so closed-minded. Females of all ages enjoy her talent. Not just REALLY YOUNG ones. And the really young children shouldn't know the difference between a racey picture and an 'acceptable' one. If children of five know the difference the parenting problem is NOT with Billy Ray. Look at the pictures. They are beautiful! Miley is beauiful! Stunning, even! If I could say one thing to her I would say, 'You go girl!' Just because she has 5 year olds listening to her music and watching her show doesn't mean she has to look like one! She's growing up! Just like all of our children will! But all of you who think these are racey... You better not take picturs of your daughters in two piece bathing suits. They show more skin than this! Seriously people. GROW THE HELL UP, MILEY IS!

Posted by: Holly | April 30, 2008 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Worry about your own lives people. Miley
has done nothing wrong! I've seen more
exposed at swimming pools when girls were
sunbathing! Nobody makes a big deal out of
that. You're OK Miley and so are your parents. Grow up Media!!!

Posted by: Jim | April 30, 2008 11:16 AM | Report abuse

i think that miley just got punk but she will still be one of my favorite star

Posted by: jennifer | April 30, 2008 1:12 PM | Report abuse

I don't think the pictures are that huge of deal. Just because all her fans are young children it doesn't mean that she has to look like a child. She's a teenager. Though I do think Hollywood is making her grow up too fast. She does not look 15 any more she looks 18...20 even.

Posted by: Bria | April 30, 2008 1:19 PM | Report abuse

As the mother of an 11 year old, I see nothing wrong with Miley's photo! You would see more of her body if she was at the beach in a 2 piece. I don't think she should apologize for anything!

Posted by: Jennifer C. | April 30, 2008 1:29 PM | Report abuse

She should have known that hat was sick and she is a young super star and she is going to end up like Britney Spears! She is way to young for sex but she thinks shes not

Posted by: Jessica | April 30, 2008 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Vanity Fair is to blame they should of never asked Miley to pose like that! And now some bad people are going to try and get the pitures that are unsesored bacause she is naked! And they are putting them on the web and are also charging people for them! How sick is that!

Posted by: A Fan of Miley's | April 30, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

There is not reason for Miley Cyrus to apoligize for her recent cover on Vanity Fair.it is unfortunate that our society is so judgemental on something this simple. She is a talented star I don't see anything wrong with what was done and those casting stones should be ashamed.


Shame on the people who are saying that her parents are pimping her out. For those of you who are making the comment that they would never let their children do something like that. Have you seen your childs MySpace lately?

Get over it!!

Posted by: Kristi | April 30, 2008 3:40 PM | Report abuse

who is she these days??????

Posted by: jackie | April 30, 2008 4:06 PM | Report abuse

How cares people leant her do what ever she wants it her life.

Posted by: Brandan | April 30, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Everything I have read on this issue says that her parents had left the shoot and her grandmother and someone else was there. Why did the photographer wait for her parent to leave? I believe that we as parents have a say in our children's life's. And when my daughter ask me about the picture I can tell her that Miley thought she was in the presence of a trusted adult to take her picture and she was not the photographer should not have taken the picture of any child/teen star. Miley or her parents shouldn't not be blamed or punished.

Posted by: Angie | April 30, 2008 4:18 PM | Report abuse

This just goes to show you that Hollywood is no place for children. Take Lindsey and Britney. Spears was the embodiment of goodness and Lohan was a wide-eyed 12 year old on the set of the Parent Trap. People may view this as simply a misstep, but do you really think the girl is going to be G-rated Hannah Montana forever? It is certainly doubtful, at least judging by other celebrity precedents. Now, who is to blame here? The parents, I think. What kind of parents let a 15 year old (!) pose semi-topless in a magazine shoot?! Yeah, I know.

Posted by: Anonymous | April 30, 2008 5:28 PM | Report abuse

MILEY IS SEXY!!!
To:Miley
want to have SEX????!!!!!
CALL ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Bob Winston Usher | April 30, 2008 5:29 PM | Report abuse

its mileys body she can do what ever she wants.by the way great pics miley

Posted by: savannah | April 30, 2008 6:11 PM | Report abuse

i think that miley is going to end up just like britney spears. don't leave her alone with a razor or she will be bald

Posted by: Angie | April 30, 2008 7:18 PM | Report abuse

She's the next one to get pregnant. I called it people!!! People are retarded. "Oh me oh my, I'm so innocent, I just thought it would be artsy". Whatever.

Posted by: Brianna | April 30, 2008 8:55 PM | Report abuse

so im a christian girl who hated miley cyrus for the longest time. i watched the KCAs and my thoughts about her were totally changed when the first thing she said was " I want to thank my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ..." How can a christian girl pose in a picture like that. i know she was covered up but it still suggests otherwise. there are other pictures online of her showing her bra and pulling up her shirt while lying on top of some guy. a real christian would have enough morals not to do that. i know people make mistakes but when your a celebrity you cant afford to do retarded stuff on camera. miley should know that god is watching her. if she's as christian as she says she is she should have the holy spirit (conscience) inside her and she shouldnt be stupid enough to take racy pictures like that. miley needs to look at who she says she is and who she is ... cuz they are totally different people.

Posted by: ihatemiley | April 30, 2008 9:09 PM | Report abuse

MILEY IS NOT A BAD KID SURE SHE WAS BARE OF CLOTHS DO NOT JUDGE HER SHE CAN DO WHAT EVER SHE WANTS IT IS HER LIFE SO DO NOT JUDGE HER UNLESS YOU ARE WANTING HER TO FEEL BAD SO PLEASE DON'T BE CRULE

Posted by: ALEXANDRA HOOK | April 30, 2008 9:41 PM | Report abuse

Miley's picture is beautiful,its a great portrait. Haven't these people been to an art museum. The picure is artistic and done appropriatly. A.L. is one of the most creative photographers of her time. It's the perverts that are taking the picture out of context. If the viewer of the photograph is looking at it in a sexual way, they are the one with the problem and maybe they have something to hide. This is a piece of art and Miley has nothing to be ashamed of. How could you compare her to Britney. She's not doing sexy videos for all the little tweens to see and partying all night at the clubs. She posed for Vanity Fair, a mature, current events magazine for adult readers that are educated and have a love for photography and art. Everyone needs to get over themselves and stop bringing God into it. I think God has a lot more pressing issues to deal with in the world.

Posted by: gomiley | April 30, 2008 9:51 PM | Report abuse

Just plain disappointed in the choices Miley Cyrus has made with all the photos, Vanity Fair as well as personal ones with her friends. But more than that . . . heartbroken for my 9 year old. At bedtime, I found a pile of all her Hannah Montana stuff outside her bedroom. Upon my asking why, all she could muster was "I just don't like her anymore!" and her tears began to fall. My daughter had to learn the hard way that more often than not, secular celebs aren't much to look up to even if they confess to be a Christian. As a Christian, I realize that man will always fail us, but I had some hope with Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus. I guess we'll be looking more into our less publicized favorite artists such as Superchick and PureNRG.

Posted by: refugekeeper | April 30, 2008 11:58 PM | Report abuse

http://sinazen.com/miley collects many "exposures" of Miley Cyrus for those interested

Posted by: sinazen | May 1, 2008 6:02 AM | Report abuse

I don't know WTF is wrong with you people! How in the HELL do you take this artsy, and real photograph of Miley and turn it into something sexual? I am at a loss as to how this photograph is "unacceptable" to the American public, but a pregnant teen-ager (J.L.S) is acceptable.
Get real people, it is a photograph that shows a girl, with a real body, and a real face, yet you find is "sexual"? What a bunch of perverts you all are, and what a sexually repressed country this is where a picture will offend, and welfare is given to teenaged mothers. I want to know who the pedo-perv is that decided this was a "sexual" picture?
For the person who asked when your kids will get better role models from Disney and Nick:
You should be your childrens role model. If you don't like what's on the T.V then turn it OFF! Don't depend on the T.V to babysit your children, or to manufacture a "role model". Last I checked, it's YOUR RESPONSIBILITY as a parent to raise your children, and set an example for them to follow. You know how you want your children to behave and it is UP TO YOU to see that they follow a good example. The Plain and Simple solution is to RAISE your children, and stop blaming the media, and other entities for your screw-up's and lack of parenting.
My 5 year old has more common sense than most of you upset parents because he knows that T.V is not reality. Get a grip on your kids, and stop don't worry about Miley! She has parents that care and they've done an excellent job with her. If this photo is the worst of your problems you should feel blessed, if it isn't, then find something more constructive to do with your time other than bash a 15 year old girl for being real, and living HER life!

Posted by: Leanora | May 1, 2008 6:36 AM | Report abuse

The picture is sexual.
My daughter who is a big fan won't see it so I am agravated not angry.
I don't need Miley, after taking the picture, to come out and say that she is ashamed of it. This seems to me a calculated move to create a scandal and make Miley "dangerous" and appeal to an older audience. If this is so (and frankly I don't know for sure) then they are crossing a line that will most likely have negative results.
But I must admit to not being impartial. Since my belief is that if you expose your children to Hollywood you have two strike as a parent and are already swinging at a ball in the dirt.

Posted by: HM | May 1, 2008 10:21 AM | Report abuse

This is the only country where sexuality can be found in an innocent picture. Why don't yo all try parenting for once. How many teen-aged pregnancy is this country faced with every year. What do we do? Give them welfare and the idea that it is ok to make babies. Rip on JanieLynn Spears, and leave Miley alone. She has nothing to be ashamed of except that she let a bunch of repressed perverts make her feel embarressed!
Move on people.

Posted by: June | May 1, 2008 11:30 AM | Report abuse

All the text-speak and net-speak is making my eyeballs ache. Please, for the love of all that is holy, learn to write in English.

Posted by: DC Cubefarm | May 1, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

EWWW SHE GOT NAKED WITH HER DAD?????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Anonymous | May 1, 2008 6:02 PM | Report abuse

SHES SOOOOOOOO NOT Mii ROLE MODel

Posted by: FIORELLA_12 | May 1, 2008 6:03 PM | Report abuse

i love mile sure she shouldnt put herself in that position but she has a amazing career she is still young and trying to figure out what she wants to do and who she wants to be and plus u cant see aythig

Posted by: kendal | May 1, 2008 7:20 PM | Report abuse

I can not believe that she would actually do this!!!!!! She WAS my idol!

Posted by: Brianna | May 1, 2008 7:29 PM | Report abuse

I think that this is outrages I mean she is only fifteen she shouldn't be taking perverted photos like vanessa hudgens. When I was watching High School Musical 2 miley said that she and vanessa was kind a like a sister to her and she probably is following in her steps. I wonder what her parents are going to say about this.

Posted by: C.V Dragon | May 1, 2008 7:32 PM | Report abuse

So yea miley did post thoose pics what is happening these days like vanessa did it now miley i USE TO count on her and she was my role model like does she want to do that to be more populaur cuuse shes just looseing her fan she is showing a bad rolemodal to young fans and readers every thing is just so wreid i geuss if she likes to do that its not me that doing that its her and shes not even 18 yet only 15 what the hell is wrong with her .WOW!!! STARS today are soo different like 2006 or 2007. well thats it i really wanted to say.

Posted by: Jade | May 1, 2008 11:06 PM | Report abuse

I don't really see what the big hype is with this whole Miley Cyrus photoshoot. The reason I say this is because if someone was to take a picture of her at the beach or a pool would there not be more skin that is shown than what was shown in those photos by VF. I think the media is always waiting around the next corner waiting for the celebrities to "mess" up and we as people buy into that when we buy the magazines. I think everyone should give Miley a break.

Posted by: JR | May 2, 2008 9:06 AM | Report abuse

I think Miley Cyrus is beautiful,pretty and smart,but I don't understand why the heck she would do this.....Miley USED to be my favorite singer,and idol.But she's just turned into a mini version of Vanessa Hudgens.......Miley,I still think your music is great,but you need to change......you have been on the news,in the paper,and you like that??People are talking a BAD way about you at my school and I don't want my favorite singer to grow up to be like stupid Vanessa Hudgens when she grows up when she's 19.Thats 1 reason why HSM & HSM2 suck....and I think Hannah Montana's gonna be like that if you keep it up.....but I'm just sayin',if you want your dad to be proud of you,and you don't wanna lose your T.V. show,I suggest you should be a good person....take this from a 10 year old,BUT YOUR A DANG CHRISTAIN MILEY!!!!!WHAT IS WRONG W/YOU???!!!!!!????and I'm sorry if I hurt your feelings,but you do want your daddy to be proud of you don't you??I know,I would too,and when I'm your age,I'm not gonna be like you or Vaness-butt-.Sotake my advice....because those rumors of you being pregnant are gonna come true if you keep this up.I bet your little sister doesn't even look up to you anymore.She probably thinks Vaness-butt- is a dork,and you wanna be a dork too??

Posted by: MerHer | May 2, 2008 11:47 AM | Report abuse

hey what up im 13 and my little bro that is 10 thinks u r hott lol and u r very pretty

Posted by: kira | May 2, 2008 12:36 PM | Report abuse

hey cute pictures miley cool.

Posted by: keke | May 2, 2008 2:04 PM | Report abuse

if miley wants to be a bad example 4 little kids and fans,let her.it doesnt make her any better than other people.shes just dumb like vanessa hudgens.and i dont care if im one of her old fans.cuz i was.but now when people see this,it makes them hate her.and i guess she doesnt care about her loving fans anymore.....and i always wanted to have 3 wishes and that 1 of them would be to be miley cyrus,but now im glad i didnt have a chance to wish that stupid idea.

Posted by: happyg | May 2, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

if miley wants to be a bad example 4 little kids and fans,let her.it doesnt make her any better than other people.shes just dumb like vanessa hudgens.and i dont care if im one of her old fans.cuz i was.but now when people see this,it makes them hate her.and i guess she doesnt care about her loving fans anymore.....and i always wanted to have 3 wishes and that 1 of them would be to be miley cyrus,but now im glad i didnt have a chance to wish that stupid idea.

Posted by: happyg | May 2, 2008 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Dear Miley,
That was a really bad choice. Whats wrong with you sister!! Are you trying to have sex with somebody?

Posted by: luludugunso | May 2, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

hey dont make fun of miley

Posted by: gerdy | May 2, 2008 8:55 PM | Report abuse

hey dont make fun of miley

Posted by: gerdy | May 2, 2008 8:55 PM | Report abuse

You know what, frickin its not a big deal, its not like any of her body parts are showing. All teens take pictures like that and shes the ONLY one who cant get away with it?? thats dumb. Leave her alone.
I love you Miley you are my hero!

Posted by: Lilli | May 2, 2008 11:44 PM | Report abuse

Destiny Hope aka Miley Cryus

Daddy's to blame..a fathers role is to protect his daughter as far as VF. The photo's I've seen thus far are not awful but to protect her from further exposing herself as a young women he should have stepped up. The photo's taken herself (sadly) is the norm, "Typical Teen Myspace Poser Photo's". I'm sure she is not as "naughty" as the media makes her out to be but it sells mags and keeps people tuned in for the next skinny about her. I believe that coming of age is extremely difficult in this day and age. Bring back the 1800's "Coming Out Ball", a rite of passage a way of embracing your adulthood. It's ok to grow up and be proud of your body, just do it in a tasteful and respectful way so you won't regret when you are 60.
At the end of the day, we don't even know celebs personally. They are human just like us, just that their business is broadcast nationally on ever Newsstands ALL over the world. Turn off the Lime Light, Give the Girl a Break....leave some room for Grace.

Posted by: Amy Elizabeth | May 3, 2008 8:15 AM | Report abuse

Vanity Fair is a magazine for older women so why is everyone freaking out about her being a role model for young girls? Teens don't read vanity fair so they wouldn't have even seen the pics if everyone didn't make such a big deal about them. Now with the publicity swirling around it they are guaranteed to see them which defeats the whole purpose of the public outcry.

Posted by: Katrine | May 3, 2008 8:21 AM | Report abuse

She is goin way to fast....
She is very pretty....
But she young

Posted by: Bod | May 3, 2008 9:22 AM | Report abuse

i love u miley

Posted by: colinstankus | May 3, 2008 1:32 PM | Report abuse

You are a butt hole miley!!! Everyone hates you in the world besides freeks like my friend lexie... you made a huge mistake!!! butt you.You say your sorry to your fans but you If you really cared about them you would not have taken those pics of your naked white pasty body >!!!

Posted by: Lindsay Huffman | May 3, 2008 2:39 PM | Report abuse

I dont think that miley should let people take pics of her and put them on the internet because that can ruin her career. I understand they take good pics like of her 2 show her fans but naked pics make some people not want to look up to her or watch her on tv. if I was miley I would stop and follow my dreams by singing not takeing naked pics.

Posted by: summer | May 4, 2008 12:04 AM | Report abuse

this is soooo stupid!
who cares if she did that!
shes just a 15 year old girl trying to have some fun and your ruining for her by trashing it.

Posted by: a fan | May 4, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

this is soooo stupid!
who cares if she did that!
shes just a 15 year old girl trying to have some fun and your ruining for her by trashing it.

Posted by: a fan | May 4, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Hannah Montana
did a horrible thing. But she sincerly apolagised and i think she means it.
She is only 15 and she needs her parents supervishin.
personally I feel bad for her. Give her a brake

Posted by: Johannah McWilliams | May 4, 2008 6:10 PM | Report abuse

i would like to speak in the name of art....THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE!!! i have no idea why she said she's embarrassed. this world is so full of ignorant people. i think we should worry about other things...not miley cyrus in a picture that only shows her bare back. come on people...get over it!

Posted by: Anonymous | May 4, 2008 9:09 PM | Report abuse

you are soooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!! HOT

Posted by: hunter | May 5, 2008 10:50 AM | Report abuse

she looks like a corpse trying to look sexy

gross

Posted by: Anonymous | May 5, 2008 12:09 PM | Report abuse

I like it she looks so hot. I wish I could just crawl in bed with her and we could do it all night long.

Posted by: harrison | May 5, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Honestly Miley is setting an inappropriate example to her young viewers. Children around the world like to look up to the stars. You know doing everything they do. I wouldn't be surprised If I heard a mother complaining on the news about her daughter having naked videos of her on You Tube . Miley should be thrown off the Disney channel just like Vanessa Hudgens was.

Posted by: Lauren | May 5, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

i think that this should have never ever happened because i hate it i hate that everyone thinks of me bad now its just its horable

Posted by: miley cyrus | May 6, 2008 12:36 PM | Report abuse

your so hot

Posted by: micheal | May 6, 2008 3:39 PM | Report abuse

MILEY CYRUS IS SEXT IN HER BRA AND UNDERWEAR

Posted by: james | May 6, 2008 5:22 PM | Report abuse

I HATE those pitchures of Miley. She is a nice girl.

Posted by: Hanna | May 6, 2008 7:26 PM | Report abuse

i dont think that they are bad pictures!
and plus there are other stars that did much worst things and people arent going and hating on them!!!
well im just trying to say that miley is one that i would love to meet and i will never think wrong about her and she is my role model!!!!!


i love you miley cyrus!

Posted by: melissa r! | May 6, 2008 7:36 PM | Report abuse

Now if a sex perdator had a picture like that he would be arrested. Point taken.

Posted by: Unkown | April 29, 2008 2:55 PM

******************

This has got to be one of my favorite comments from the whole thing. Good times.

SEX PERDATOR

Posted by: alex | May 7, 2008 7:28 PM | Report abuse

i am youre fan !!!! they all are telling lies. if you want any detail about me send email at barbiegauri@yahoo.co.in

Posted by: gauri | May 8, 2008 4:51 AM | Report abuse

you are a bich and hore
iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ate you

Posted by: selena | May 8, 2008 8:00 AM | Report abuse

you are a bich and hore
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Posted by: selena | May 8, 2008 8:00 AM | Report abuse

you are a bich and hore
iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ate you

Posted by: selena | May 8, 2008 8:00 AM | Report abuse

you are a bich and hore
iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ate you

Posted by: selena | May 8, 2008 8:00 AM | Report abuse

you are a bich and hore
iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ate you

Posted by: selena | May 8, 2008 8:00 AM | Report abuse

Bich...is that like a bichon frise? They're cute.
http://www.akc.org/breeds/bichon_frise/
Not sure I see the resemblance tho.

Posted by: h3 | May 8, 2008 11:23 AM | Report abuse

it seems that as tiem and technology moves forward, our lack of manners moves forward too. Miley Cyrus is only 15, and she already wants to be in the fas lane with Britney and the likes of her. The only person to blame is her because it is sure that she had the free will to deny this photo shoot and this scandal, but she went ahead and did it. In hollywood, all that matters is moving forward... Even the kids want to become Pamela Anderson. No one should say oh my god when the tonight on the news, we all see ashley tisdale, or Hayden Panetierre with scandalous photos, or videos... hey paris hilton, jamie lynn, britney spears, and MILEY CYRUS did it right..
so wats da big deal!!!
Hollywood sickens me...
only those with a strong will can actually be the best without being the worst..
like raven Symone, or ....
damn miley, u knew better,,
you shoulda just stuck with being hannah montana...

Posted by: roxyapex | May 8, 2008 4:10 PM | Report abuse

hey miles ur r so stupid ur a bad example for little children

Posted by: jryuk,yu,lk87877o | May 8, 2008 7:24 PM | Report abuse

OMG just shut the f**ck up. Whats so wrong of taking a picture with a bikini.I am 11 years old and Ialways take a picture of myself with a bikini stupid a** wholes! So just leave her alone b****es! And whats the big deal of having fun with a friend and taking pictures of them with a bikini!Anways its not her fault so just go away you hear me everybody!SO just chillax and just forget about everything okay!Anyways its a teenagers life and I bet you that your also gonna do it too.Its her life and no one cancontrol her life except her own self!Everythings called pueberty if you did not know!SOjus t goand leave you big rats.And rermember she has actually has been a good romodel for a long time and she will always be one of your romodels if you just beleaven.So go back in bed and forget that you even new this and go back to the good old days.So pretty much everything that I have typin is true.SO love her.P.S I am HANNAHS biggest fan AND number #1 fan I love you Hannah aand keep on rockin my life and that stage.

Posted by: Tiffany | May 8, 2008 11:27 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: Anonymous | May 9, 2008 5:43 PM | Report abuse

she is freaken hot and sexy

Posted by: sally | May 9, 2008 6:20 PM | Report abuse

what was she thing about when she did this.What is going on with her?OMG!

Posted by: haley | May 9, 2008 10:45 PM | Report abuse


DEAR MILEY
THAT WAS A REALY STUPED CHOIS YOU MADE.HOW COULD YOU OF DUN THAT AFTER ALL THEAS YEARS?DON'T YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR FANS?YOU MADE A LOT OF MONEY IN ALL THOSE WEEKS.I HOPE YOU DON'T MAKE ANTHIONER MISTAK BECAUSE I WANT TO FALOW IN YOUR FOOT STEPS!BUT I CAN'T DO THAT IF YOU DO BAD THINGS.
YOU BIGGEST FAN IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD AUTUMN GERNHART!

Posted by: AUTUMN GERNHART | May 9, 2008 11:03 PM | Report abuse

i think you all are stupid miley is a sweet young lady and has a good head on her shoulders just leave her alone her pictures are not bad at all and her father is a good guy he is not abusive at all he loves and cares about his children and gave his concent to have her pictures taken so just shut up and mind your own business

Posted by: gloria | May 9, 2008 11:11 PM | Report abuse

so are you going to be here nex year oh can you right back to me say yes or no if youor not

Posted by: Kayla | May 10, 2008 2:02 AM | Report abuse

you are a bich and a hore
i hate you
everybody hate you

Posted by: LOLA | May 10, 2008 12:06 PM | Report abuse

you are a bich and a hore
i hate you
everybody hate you

Posted by: LOLA | May 10, 2008 12:06 PM | Report abuse

She was my role model. Maybey not any more...........

Posted by: 18-o | May 10, 2008 12:08 PM | Report abuse

I would absolutley love to hear why people have got a problem with these photos..shes not flashing everything shes got to the world, i think theyr done beautifully and tastefully, it shows her growing up, she isnt goinmg to stay 15 forever, she looks amazing in both photos, and i dont see the problem!

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Posted by: Genie | May 11, 2008 9:09 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: Genie | May 11, 2008 9:09 PM | Report abuse

omg every teen age girl does that i did it get real

Posted by: meeeeeeeee | May 12, 2008 1:08 PM | Report abuse

now the fact that thats her own life. yes its wrong but we dont judge her in her personal life. why wont yall just goto someone on the street and ask them then put it on the internet then tv. you know why we dont know that person but yall dont think. yes shes a tv star so what shes prob a sweetheart for all wee know. and before you juge her or anyone you need to look at yall yourself in the mirror. were not perfect its a choice she made move on with life .

Posted by: matt | May 12, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

ithought miley cyrus was a perfect 15 year old girl but she has changed,she used to be my rolemodel but not anymore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: courtney | May 12, 2008 3:58 PM | Report abuse

i still like to watch HANNAH MONTANA but ever sense i found out what she did to nick jonas.Thats not good and now sense i know what she did that every time i watch her show it reminds me of what hse has done. i still watch her show but that was the s**iest thing to do. and one more thing i just won't to ask her if she likes vanesa hugens cause she is turning out to be just like her.

Posted by: emily | May 12, 2008 4:15 PM | Report abuse

she is to young for this

Posted by: jake | May 12, 2008 5:52 PM | Report abuse

she needs to aploigize to the children that look at the picturesthey look at

Posted by: mayra | May 12, 2008 10:22 PM | Report abuse

miley sucks

Posted by: patar | May 13, 2008 4:20 PM | Report abuse

She is wearing a swim suit so stop it's NOT true!!!!!And she apoligized to all the little kids who saw the pic.

Posted by: emily | May 13, 2008 6:07 PM | Report abuse

She makes it again! What a girl!
Miley Cyrus Topless and Naked in Private Sex Tape! It's really worth seeing!
http://yetmorefun.net/mov.php?v=Miley_Cyrus_Nude_Video

Posted by: nanareep | May 15, 2008 10:48 AM | Report abuse

i love you!your songs are the best!what do you think about your life?is it awesome?!
your like the best singer to me!by the way
your a great actor in hannah montana.but
jackson acts pretty weird in hannah montana.i am a fan of hannah montana and
miley.

love,
gracie

Posted by: gracie | May 15, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

i love you!your songs are the best!what do you think about your life?is it awesome?!
your like the best singer to me!by the way
your a great actor in hannah montana.but
jackson acts pretty weird in hannah montana.i am a fan of hannah montana and
miley.

love,
gracie

Posted by: gracie | May 15, 2008 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Miley your great at singing and stuff but you are 15.Your gonna end up like britney spears!Your 15 now act like it seriously.You dont need any more money if thats what you want.My friend loves you and she said no matter what happens i will always like Miley.Miley do what you do you know like actind and singing but not putting naked pictures of yourself on the internet.Miley Im kinda disapointed in you.And heres some advice think before you do.In the futur e I know youll be a good girl in the future.

Posted by: princess22 | May 16, 2008 10:43 PM | Report abuse

Miley I have all ready said something to you on this website but I have to tell you something else.I wonder how you feel your such an inasent looking person why cant you be one. I just talked to my friend and shes very disapointed in you. Come on Miley you know how a celebritys life works and if not you prabably should start learning okay.You should probably use my advice all my friends do and it always works. Im a elevan not a stupid old 5 year old.Come on Miley get up get nice and inasent.........:)Bye.

Posted by: princess22 | May 16, 2008 10:55 PM | Report abuse

hi miley cyrus!how are you?can you be my friend?you know im so glad that we`re the same in birthday im not kidding........im 14 YEARS OLD this coming november 23 2008. i live in philippines but my aunt`s live in L.A. CALIFORNIA....... TAKE CARE ALWAYS AND GOD BLESS

Posted by: denice ivy | May 17, 2008 7:13 AM | Report abuse

to tell yal the truth of my opionion, is everybody shouldjust cut it out miley, if you are reading this, knock it off, i used to really like you, now ur becoming worse than britanny spears. i don't care about you now, you should be doing things that are ok and NOT stuff like that. i mean the picture is ok, but it is a little to old for you to do that. you need to fix your act up before yu end up in jail like paris hilton. eww HATE HER!!!! you are an inspiration to little kids, you might wanna keep that nice act together, or your career is going to be down the drain, i promise you that.

Posted by: Roxieashes | May 17, 2008 2:41 PM | Report abuse

miley you are doing a realy great job being my role model and i kinda like your vanity fair photos

Posted by: samantha | May 17, 2008 3:01 PM | Report abuse

miley you are doing a realy great job being my role model and i kinda like your vanity fair photos love samantha
bye

Posted by: samantha | May 17, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

i do not like you no more

Posted by: miley | May 17, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

i do not like you no more

Posted by: miley | May 17, 2008 3:41 PM | Report abuse

seriously you guys are idiots you think you attack her for showing a little skin in some picturess big deaal their are girls out their that are the same age that have even worse pictures than her and i dont see the media attacking them thats y i dont get the media they go crazy when a celeberty does something wrong its ridiculous because in reality their are way worse people out their doing way stupider things so why just pick on them?? miley is a great girl and i dont see any reason for you guys to pick on her for showing a little skin in her pictures its not like she is naked or nething ive seen way worse if u wanna argue with this i wont be coming back on this sight email me at xxxsoulsurferxx@aol.com

Posted by: dean | May 18, 2008 6:22 PM | Report abuse

roxieashes i gurantee u that is not gonna ruin her career for showing a little skin maybe even if it does ruin it when shes 18 i think she could be a super modell =] and still be making enough money she probaly already has enough money already to live her life the way she wantsss you guys shud just drop itt im only 16 and i know whatsss goin on around heree its retardedd

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Posted by: jasmin | May 19, 2008 8:36 PM | Report abuse

i want to do sex with miley cyrus

Posted by: drew | May 20, 2008 11:31 AM | Report abuse

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Posted by: designerbay.com | May 20, 2008 10:52 PM | Report abuse

mily is so sexy more pituers please!!!!

Posted by: lilly maser | May 24, 2008 11:22 AM | Report abuse

guys im trying to look sexy in front of the WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: mily /hannah | May 24, 2008 11:27 AM | Report abuse

wow miley I guess this is who you want to be now

Posted by: Anonymous | May 24, 2008 7:04 PM | Report abuse

wow miley I guess this is who you want to be now

Posted by: na-nay | May 24, 2008 7:04 PM | Report abuse

its not her fault and all of you guys are going to far its not that bad she probably has a towel on. and i think disney shouldnt be worried about miley they should still keep her on hannah montana. i just want to say miley dont make mistakes like other celebs have..........

Posted by: LR | May 25, 2008 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Hello dear ladies and gentlemen!
I would like inform you that Scarlett Johansson (actress) actually is a clone from original person, which has nothing with acting career. That clone was created illegally by using stolen biological material. Original person is very nice (not damn sexy), most important - CHRISTIAN young lady!
I'll tell you guys more, that clones (it's not only one) made in GERMANY - world leader manufacturer of humans clones, it is in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, North Bavaria, Mr. Helmut Kohl home town. You can not even imaging the scale of the cloning activity. But warning! Helmut Kohl clone staff 100% controlling all their clones spreading around the world, they are very accurate with that, some of them are still NAZI type disciplined and mind controlled clones, so be careful get close with clones you will be controlled as well. Think wise..
Apparently those clones is very actively shown on your website . This is just a warning, because original person is not happy about those images and video, rumors and etc., in that way it would be really nice if you try slow down that ''actress'' career development on your website, original Scarlett's parents will really appreciated that. Please do that, do not wait until FBI agent give you a call with questions. Please remember that original family did not authorize any activity with stolen biological materials, no matter what form it was created, it all need to be return back to original family control to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Original Scarlett is not engage!
Her close friend Serg J.-G.
P.S.
H.R. 534, the Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2003, was introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives on February 5, 2003. After discussion, it was passed on February 27 by a vote of 241-155. It now moves on to the Senate for consideration. This bill makes it unlawful for any person or entity to perform or participate in human cloning, or to ship or receive embryos produced by human cloning. The penalties are imprisonment of up to 10 years and fines of $1 million or more.
These now join other nations as diverse as Norway, Australia, and Germany, which had already added cloning for any purpose to their criminal code. And in Germany where it carries a penalty of five years imprisonment they know a thing or two about unethical science.

Posted by: Serg J.-G. | May 25, 2008 2:23 PM | Report abuse

miley u r 15 not 25 i looked up at u and u let me down and most your fans straiten up and think be4 u act

Posted by: ashley | May 25, 2008 6:38 PM | Report abuse

i will never hate you you look like a very nice girl and i would love to meat you any time im a big fan of your work i love your music but please dont do it again bye.

Posted by: Daniel Lee Taylor | May 25, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

YOU ARE STUPED MILEY

Posted by: ALEX | May 26, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

I saw the pics, its not a bathing suit. I'll feel very sorry for her when she finds out she's having TWINS ( I want her to date me and I want to see her sexy naked hot boobs) I also want to have a girl so lets do sex BABE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Delila | May 26, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Okay incase you havnt realized brittany spears and lyndsy lohan are doing the same same thing but 7 times worse!! Besides, why arnt you commenting on the people that did it in the 19th centrey !!!

Posted by: macy | May 26, 2008 7:29 PM | Report abuse

shy is sexey

Posted by: cody | May 27, 2008 4:21 PM | Report abuse

she is hote

Posted by: preston vawter | May 27, 2008 4:26 PM | Report abuse

dear miley,i think you should really apologize to all your fans,because i'm one of them.and i'm only your fan for you and do you know what people do to me just for being your fan?they make a lot of fun of me,and i let them do it only for you!and what do i get in repay?:my favorite actress/singer turning into vanessa hudgens!and i know you are her friend,but if i were you,i wouldnt be!take this from a 10 year old!i wanna be famous too.but if i get the chance,i'm not gonna be like you or vanessa...i want to be like kelly clarkson!and i know you love her,so,if you wanna be like her,you better start acting like her miley...i'm very sorry if i hurt your feelings or anything,but i'm just saying,please,i loved you the way you used to be!(and by the way,i loved the new episode of hannah montana the way we almost werent!)but i would love it more if i could love you as much miley.

Posted by: brittany | May 27, 2008 8:25 PM | Report abuse

dear miley,you are a good person,so dont let anybody tell you your not!!!you are beautiful.and i love you and you probably didnt know any better than to do the pictures...i understand your only 15,but miley,c'mon,i'm more mature than that and i am only 10!!!you are really pretty!!!so dont let STUPID disneychannel cancel your show!!!FACE THM AND BEAT THEM W/ ALL YOUR COURAGE AND YOUR BEAUTY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: arienna la tina brandans | May 27, 2008 8:33 PM | Report abuse

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another way to put it is:miley cyrus,you are a stupid butt!!!!!!!!

Posted by: takina mari la talana | May 27, 2008 8:37 PM | Report abuse

dear miley,i think you are a great person and you have a great talent.but you should regret the nude photos.im actually really proud of you though that you didnt show breasts or anything like that...you know what i mean!miley,i love you and you totally should not have to lose your show!thats just BS.i dont know if its a lieing statement,or true but if it is gossup,that person must not tell who they are cuz i will get ready to pounce!!!!!!and the idea of the episode of hannah montana the way we almost werent is awesome!!!!!!!!you shouldnt be having near-showing-breast photos....its just wrong!i have advice from a 10 year old:if you wanna be like your favorite singer kelly clarkson,act like her because i bet she is alot better than you!!!!

Posted by: brittany | May 27, 2008 11:29 PM | Report abuse

I love you do you want to have sex with me and hump you too


Posted by: kutis fogle | May 28, 2008 9:05 AM | Report abuse

I love you do you want to have sex with me and hump you too


Posted by: kutis fogle | May 28, 2008 9:05 AM | Report abuse

miley needs to put some work into her self and stop acting like 5 years old

Posted by: destiny | May 28, 2008 4:07 PM | Report abuse

dear miley cyrus,
what the heck is wrong with you?
you used to me be my ROLE MODEL.
WELL NOT ANYMORE LOSERRRR!
well I still love ur songs!!!
I mean Hannah didn't do anything!! haha byeee

~Sophie Z.

Posted by: Sophie | May 28, 2008 8:02 PM | Report abuse

ok leave miley alone!

Posted by: mileyfan | August 16, 2008 12:12 PM | Report abuse

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