Miley Cyrus takes to Twitter to take back the apology she released 10 years ago for having done a nude shoot at the age of 15

by Asfa Shakeel

Miley Cyrus recently took back the apology she made for a nude shoot she did at the age of 15. The shoot was done for Vanity Fair with Annie Leibovitz. At the time, she had apologized for her near-nude picture after being shamed as ‘TV’s Hannah’.

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Miley Cyrus tweeted out that she was not sorry for a nude shoot she did at the age of 15. (Image source: Twitter/Miley Cyrus)

Recently, Miley took to Twitter and posted a bunch of throwback pictures. Among them was a 2008 cover of The New York Post, titled, ‘Miley’s Shame: TV’s ‘Hannah’ Apologizes for Near-Nude Pic’.

Miley captioned the picture, “IM NOT SORRY. F***k YOU,” along with the hashtag, #10yearsago.

Speaking to People in 2008, Miley said, “My goal in my music and my acting is always to make people happy. For Vanity Fair, I was so honored and thrilled to work with Annie. 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.”

In the nearly nude photo, 15-year-old Cyrus was seen sitting facing the right, with a sheet covering her front, with her back exposed. Due to her age and the provocative nature of the picture, it garnered a lot of backlash from viewers, who said it was inappropriate and was sexualizing a child.

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The tweet garnered a lot of backlash for both Cyrus and Annie Leibovitz. (Image source: Twitter/Miley Cyrus)

The photographer, Annie Leibovitz, also spoke out about the controversial cover, and said, “Miley and I looked at fashion photographs together and we discussed the picture in that context before we shot it. The photograph is a simple, classic portrait, shot with very little makeup, and I think it is very beautiful.”

Vanity Fair spokesperson stated, “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.”

Singer Miley Cyrus is seen carrying her dog Emu in Soho on August 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)

However, in the last 10 years, Miley has changed her image significantly. She has gone from girl-next-door Hannah Montana to the wild and unbridled woman who became known for nudity, open drug use and twerking all over the VMA stage with singer, Robin Thicke.

Miley has retreated from the wild life significantly and has made it public that she is going to stop using weed. However, she also made it clear this won’t mean she will completely revert back to her more ‘wholesome’ image days.

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Miley has recently changed her image around all over again. (Image source: Instagram/Miley Cyrus)

Miley’s apology retraction has over 48,000 retweets since it was posted, and a lot of fans sounded off with their opinions.

While making it clear that she was neither embarrassed nor ashamed of the nude shoot, Miley Cyrus has previously spoken up about regretting her infamous Wrecking Ball music video.

Taking over the Zach Sang show, Miley mentioned that she hated that she was now associated with the video all the time.

The 25-year-old singer said, “That’s something you can’t take away, swinging around naked on a wrecking ball lives forever. Once you do that…it’s forever. I’m never living that down. I will always be the naked girl on the wrecking ball,” she said, adding, “I just licked a sledgehammer. I should have thought how long that was going to follow me around. That’s my worst nightmare is that being played at my funeral.”

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Miley regrets the Wrecking Ball music video. (Image source: Instagram/Miley Cyrus)

Miley Cyrus’s new album, Younger Now, is set to release on September 29.

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