29
Apr
08

Disney’s Nightmare!

Disney is in a fix! It’s a debate however whether a 15 year old is to be called a girl or a child and whether the controversially suggestive photographs of one of their supposedly ‘wholesome’ young stars in the recent issue of Vanity Fair actually amount to child pornography or are they as ‘artsy‘ as the starlet, Miley Cyrus, claims them to be, or at least that is what she said earlier before the storm started brewing.

I am not going to post any of the images under scrutiny here (you can see them in the ‘Related Links’ below) but I would like to say that in my opinion, she does not look like a child. I see a young woman and that too in a country where she is bordering on the legal age anyways. Also I don’t find her ‘topless’ as many suggest her to be. She is wrapped in a bedsheet and looks very similar to a backless gown. What is actually troubling is perhaps not the images but the fact that her fan following majority includes young kids.

Famous US entertainment program, Entertainment Tonight had actually reported on April 25 about this photoshoot. The photo, and subsequently released behind-the-scenes photos, show Cyrus without a top, her bare back exposed but her front covered with a bedsheet. The photo shoot was taken by photographer Annie Leibovitz.

The NY Times jumped in and put up a story about her coupled with the full photograph. Parents across the United States were outraged at such irresponsible behavior from some one their kids adore and love to watch.

The very same day, Miley comes our with an apology that states:

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.

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The following day on April 28, Vanity Fair responded by publishing their full interview and photo shoot with Cyrus and her father Billy Ray Cyrus, as well as the behind-the-scenes photographs, on their website. According to the interview, Cyrus’ parents and/or minders were present during the entire duration of the photo shoot. The idea to pose topless was Annie Liebovitz’s suggestion. When asked if she were “anxious” about the pose, Cyrus stated to interviewer Bruce Handy:

No, I mean I had a big blanket on. And I thought, This looks pretty, and really natural. I think it’s really artsy. It wasn’t in a skanky way.… And you can’t say no to Annie. She’s so cute. She gets this puppy-dog look and you’re like, O.K.

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R e l a t e d   L i n k s

[ Miley Cyrus Official Website ]

[ NY Times: A Topless Photo Threatens a Major Disney Franchise ]

Vanity Fair: Miley Knows Best ]

Vanity Fair: Behind The Scenes With Miley Cyrus ]

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6 Responses to “Disney’s Nightmare!”


  1. 1 ramblingperfectionist
    April 29, 2008 at 5:38 pm

    What I didn’t understand is, why would they(the Cyrus family) distance themselves from it and deny what it is when they’d already seen it when it was taken?

  2. 2 Jacob
    April 29, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    Perhaps they underestimated VF’s response and thought they could get away with a statement?

  3. 3 Laura
    April 29, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    I’m sorry but did some one say child pornography? Nay! Look at her. She is all woman and knew what she was about to do. Her father should have put his foot down if his daughter was being seduced by Vanity Fair. Young girls in their teens want to show off and think it would seem cool and make them popular. Instant overnight fame. Well Miss Cyrus, you have your fame for all the wrong reasons. She should be ashamed of herself.

  4. 4 Jazzy
    July 17, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    This girl is deperite for every scrap of fame and publicity she can get.

  5. 5 bethany
    November 18, 2008 at 4:31 am

    PEOPLE SHOULD STOP TRASHING MILEY !!!!!!!!!!! IM NOT SAYING THAT I AM A FAN OF THOSE PHOTOS , CAUSE IM NOT !!!! BUT ANYWAYS , PEOPLE SHOULD STOP TRASHING MILEY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    DID SHE NOT SAY THAT SHE WAS SORRY FOR THE PHOTOS ???? I THINK SHE DID !!!!!!!!! SURE !!! IM NOT HAPPY THAT SHE TOOK THOSE PHOTOS , AND THAT HER PARENTS LET HER !!!!!!!!!!!! BUT SHE DID SAY THAT SHE WAS SORRY , AND THAT SHE FEELS EMBARRASSED ABOUT THOSE PHOTOS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO PEOPLE SHOULD STOP TRASHING HER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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