Miley Cyrus, her parents, and Disney are outraged at the pictures of Miley, aka Hannah Montana, that are appearing in Vanity Fair magazine. The pictures were taken by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz. Evidently the pictures of 15 year old Miley Cyrus are very sexy and provocative with one of them showing her topless with a sheet around her showing her bare back. Evidently another one (I have not seen these pictures and and just reiterating what I have read) has her showing her bra while pulling her blouse down a bit.
They do sound like sexy pictures taken of a 15 year old girl.
I don't even know where to begin to scream on this one.
First off, why does Vanity Fair need provocative pictures of a 15 year old girl in its magazine?
Secondly, Annie Leibovitz is a famed, artistic photographer who has taken provocative and sexy pictures in her career. She also took pictures of Queen Elizabeth and the queen did not pose for anything very provocative and remained completely clothed for the entire session. Feel free to add your own 'smart' comment to this.
Okay, the parents. Where the heck were the parents and what were they thinking?
And, Miley. I have two daughters. They are both well past 15 but at age 15 they both knew the difference between topless and wearing a top. One can question the judgment of adolescents at times and the questioning can be quite justified. I have never met a teenaged girl who didn't know the difference between clothed and naked. I have never met a teenaged girl who was ignorant of what a camera in the room and their naked, or partially naked body meant. Miley took her shirt off and pictures were being taken. Miley seems to be a smart girl----so she's outraged that she was fooled? Huh?
This entire story is pretty pathetic. Annie Leibovitz should not have taken the pictures. Vanity Fair should be be publishing the pictures. The Cyrus parents are pathetic for consenting to this shoot. And Miley ought to stop feigning outrage at how she was used and come to grips with her own complicity in this. She is old enough to know better.