Miley Cyrus Retracts Old Apology For “Nude” Vanity Fair Photo

Miley Cyrus, famous for rebelling against her Disney “good girl” image, has publicly taken back an old apology made ten years ago concerning a “nude photo”.

The risqué singer (formerly Hannah Montana) was sitting in “nude” shoot for celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz.

The shot itself was in black and white, which appeared in 2008 for Vanity fair magazine. Despite being covered in a white sheet, Miley still faced criticism and apologised afterwards, saying she was “embarrassed” by the picture. Let’s take a look.

This is the photo in question. Credit: VanityFair

“I took part in a photo shoot that was supposed to be ‘artistic’, and now, seeing the photographs and reading the story, I feel so embarrassed.” Miley said at the time. “I never intended for any of this to happen and I apologise to my fans who I care so deeply about.”

However, a lot can change in ten years, including how we change and mature with age, and the singer has now retracted her old apology. This apology came during her Hannah Montana fame, and that photo hardly compares to the sexual antics and risqué behaviour that she has displayed since then.

Now 25, Miley in a Tweet coming out of left field, she posted: “I’M NOT SORRY”, adding a polite “f*** you” at the end.

As you can see from the photo above, Miley was publicly shamed for her photo, when the only thing “exposed” was her back, and that’s it! Obviously, there was her age to consider at the time (15-years old), but other than that, we’re sure there are much worse things to be exposed publicly, don’t you think?

At the time, it was reported that Miley Cyrus said that she felt like she had a “big blanket on”, but a Disney spokesperson said she had been “deliberately manipulated”, all for the sake of selling magazines, and perhaps Disney were just trying to protect her squeaky clean Hanna Montana image, at the time.

No one knows what prompted her to post this, but since then, the singer has not been a stranger to nude shoots. Since the incident, she has posed for several shoots, including controversial photographer Terry Richardson, who’s been accused of sleeping with his models. Oh, and who could forget the music video for her 2013 hit ‘Wrecking Ball‘, where she’s literally sitting naked on a giant wrecking ball?

Terry Richardson took many x-rated shots of Miley Cyrus after that and even did her video for ‘Wrecking Ball.’ Credit: JustJared

Or how she performed with blow up dolls and seemingly other sex toys up on the stage? Somehow, just a photo with a white sheet covering most of her body doesn’t sound so bad in comparison, does it?

So, should Miley still be sorry for a 10-year-old photo, or do you agree that she had nothing to apologise for in the first place, despite her age at the time? Perhaps this is the incident which in later years, made her into a hyper sexualized artist? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section down below.


<Story by Emily Clark>

Featured Photo Credit: Marie Claire

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