Miley Cyrus Vanity Fair shoot

Ali de Bold
on Apr 28, 2008 @ 12:10 pm

Have you guys heard about this yet? What do you think? The situation as far as I have ready is that Miley Cyrus posed for an upcoming edition of Vanity Fair with celeb photographer Annie Lebovitz with nothing but a bedsheet and tousled hair.

She now has some regret. This is her statement post shoot:

"I took part in a photo shoot that was supposed to be 'artistic' and now, seeing the photographs and reading the story, I feel so embarrassed. "I never intended for any of this to happen and I apologize to my fans who I care so deeply about.”

This is Vanity Fair's response:

"Miley's parents and/or minders were on the set all day. Since the photo was taken digitally, they saw it on the shoot and everyone thought it was a beautiful and natural portrait of Miley. In fact, when [Vanity Fair writer] Bruce Handy interviewed Miley, he asked her about the photo and she was very cheerful about it and thought it was perfectly fine.”

I think children should not be expected to make adult decisions. I think we can all agree that when we are 15 we think we are really mature and know it all, but truly don't have a clue. I think the parents and her handlers and every adult in this situation should be ashamed of themselves for sexualizing a child. The pics aren't over the top and for someone at least 5 years older it wouldn't be a big deal at all, but for a child I find this very disturbing.

What do you guys think? Is Miley being fickle, or is it her parent's and the Mag's fault?

10 Replies

Is the Magazine out yet? on Apr 28, 2008 @ 05:47 pm

I am new to photography. So i am curious about what kind of pictures was taken. Also, there were an episode in HK regarding wetting the clothes of an underage star in a photo shoot. The magazine was sued for public indecency or something.

Ali de Bold
link to the pics on Apr 28, 2008 @ 06:40 pm

I agree with MC on Apr 28, 2008 @ 06:49 pm

The pictures definitly are not over the top (if you go to the Vanity Fair website, you can see a few there, as well as some of the shoot itself). They are classy, but for her age, I agree, they're not appropriate. While the pictures look and seem innocent, the whole idea looks as it something to show sex appeal. The article to go along with the photos on the site claims that the photos could be seen as a step towards a more mature profile of the star. I really don't agree with that at all! She's still a child, she doesn't need to grow up yet! Though if they really wanted to potray maturity through photos of her, I'm sure their were plenty more ides they could have looked at.

I do think her parent's should have thought this one out a bit more. These photos may help her career a bit, to move away from the character she's best known as (Hannah Montana), but it could also ruin it. I could see this causing fans to have some disrespect for her (at least the parents of her young fans). Also when I saw the photos, all I could think of other younger stars. The Olsen twins, Britney, Lindsay, look at them now, I think they all grew up too fast!

Feisty Redhead
I'm surprised on Apr 28, 2008 @ 07:17 pm

I'm surprised her parents were on board for such a photoshoot to be totally honest... they always struck me as fairly protective not to mention level headed. I know I would never let my 15 year old have photos like that taken of her if I were a parent! Beyond that I, as a photographer myself, have to question the photographer (and in turn the magazine) in the situation as well. I mean I know when it is your livelihood you do what you need to do to make money but you really need to consider your subject and photos of a young girl like that are completely inappropriate in my opinion. If she were 20 years old it might be different - but the fact is she's just a kid. If you want to portray her in a more mature light I am very certain there are plenty of other (fully clothed) ways to go about it.

total opposite opinion here on May 20, 2008 @ 11:38 pm

Well I expected to see a sleazy pic but when I actually saw it I was surprised. I don't see anything wrong with it at all. She was never naked during the shoot. This was very artistic. If Annie Liebowitz had it displayed in an art show it would not get the same controversy surrounding it but because it was in Vanity Fair it became an issue. It's not provocative at all - she looks like a child in it.

Ali de Bold
Yup on May 21, 2008 @ 08:33 am

I got my ass kicked on for my opinion on this subject. I don't think the photo is bad at all except that she is so young. Children should not be encouraged to grow up so fast. I also think it's a double standard for women who are taught to pimp their bodies starting at a really young age. If it were a 15 year old boy being sexualized like that people would lose their $hit.

Miley is a 15 year old girl. I don't think parents should facilitate a sexy photo shoot for their child.

Country Chick
Agree with Miss Chickie on May 31, 2008 @ 05:46 pm

I agree with Miss Chickie. My 5 year old daughter loves Hanaha Montana. At first I was glad that at least she wasn't like Brittany Spears in that she dressed appropriately for her age and seems to have a head on her young shoulders. I was shocked when I heard about this recent photo. I have not seen it, but I'm very disappointed.

She is still a child - the body may be fully developed, but she's still only 15! I'll be keeping an eye on her future behaviour. We can only hope that this was a blip and won't be repeated.

too much miley! on Jun 23, 2008 @ 06:57 pm

I think the whole photo shoot is too overrated.

I agree that 15 year old girls or guys shouldn't show that much skin but I have seen the photos and I don't think she looks provocative at all. She kind of looks like Gollum from Lord of the Rings in one photo, LOL.


Ali de Bold
Gollum? on Jun 23, 2008 @ 09:10 pm

Hahahaha! Oh that's too funny!

i agree on Sep 05, 2008 @ 05:21 am

pyto i was waiting for someone to say that hahaha!Because although these pics may seem raunchy,i dont think she seems very 'desireable' at all!the hair makes her look a bit on the scary side...but thats my opinion.

even if the picture is scary to me,i still feel the whole principle behind it is wrong.

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