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Miley Cyrus retracted her apology for a semi-topless portrait she shot as a teenager with Vanity Fair

Miley was the star of Disney channel show Hannah Montana at the time.

MILEY CYRUS TOOK a trip down memory lane on her Instagram this week.

Tweeting and Instagram Story(ing) some delightful childhood photos, she also took the opportunity to address a now 10-year old scandal – a portrait she shot with Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair when she was 15.

One of her portraits shows the young star wrapped in what looks to be just a satin sheet, with the skin of her back exposed.At the time, Miley was still a Disney darling in the role of Hannah Montana.


In a caption for the photo published in that Vanity Fair interview, Miley did not seem fazed by the pose potentially being seen as controversial:

No, I mean I had a big blanket on. And I thought, ‘This looks pretty, and really natural.’ I think it’s really artsy.”

But when a media frenzy ensued, Cyrus did issue an apology as Disney attempted to protect her wholesome image.

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

Miley’s own statement read:

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.”

The singer posted the cover of a 2008 issue of the New York Post, which ran the sensational headline “MILEY’S SHAME,” followed by the sub-headline “TV’s ‘Hannah’ apologizes for near-nude pic.”

“IM NOT SORRY,” Cyrus tweeted Sunday. “Fuck YOU.”




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