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’.
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.
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.”
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.
Miley’s apology retraction has over 48,000 retweets since it was posted, and a lot of fans sounded off with their opinions.
Honestly… No Miley shouldn’t had had to apologise but also… At 15 they shouldn’t have sexualised her on the photoshoot!
— Elvinah Xhignesse (@im_elix) April 29, 2018
If it was sexualized they would’ve done more than just taking a picture of her back.
— naomi? (@GIowsbliss) April 29, 2018
To be real with you chief I think the female body is oversexualized because teen boys have been posing shirtless in Photoshoots for ages now without outcries
— Asta (@astavistaahs) April 29, 2018
It was a beautiful picture!! We have an amazing Annie Leibovitz book, and I always change it to your page ? pic.twitter.com/cYvGx9j33I
— Abbey Mikkelsen (@abbeytintin) April 29, 2018
if they wanted this to be sexual they would have had her arch her back and with a more seductive face & over all pose. Miley is just legit hunched over looking like she just woke up from a bomb ass nap lmfaoo. I never found this photo “sexy” & I don’t see it now that I’m grown
— Rémy (@OkayFloat) April 29, 2018
@joeythesamoey SHE WAS 15 WHY ARE PEOPLE SAYING THAT THE PHOTO WAS A GOOD THING
— Smöke ? (@BlastAllSmoke) April 29, 2018
I never understood why it was all on her and not the photographer, who took the picture and probably suggested it to her- he should’ve had to apologize. also i just noticed the headline is “Miley’s Shame” why would they shame a 15 year old??? how f^cked up is that
— Mags (@just_maggiex) April 29, 2018
You people are so weirdly inconsistent. You tell men not to sexualize women. But it’s totally okay to do it to yourself while simultaneously telling everyone else that it isn’t sexual.
— Sir Arthur (@artyvanguard) April 29, 2018
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.”
Miley Cyrus’s new album, Younger Now, is set to release on September 29.