Dominating the people news of late is young Disney star Miley Cyrus, who just issued a statement apologizing for some racy photos that hit the Internet last week, as well as the most recent batch from Vanity Fair magazine’s photo shoot in which she appears to be naked.
Cyrus told People magazine: “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 [Leibovitz]. 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.”
The photos that are released of the Vanity Fair shoot show Cyrus appearing to be topless in frame.
Cyrus also remarked about the other Internet photos: “The pictures of me on the Internet were silly, inappropriate shots. I appreciate all the support of my fans, and hope they understand that along the way I am going to make mistakes and I am not perfect. I never intended for any of this to happen and I am truly sorry if I have disappointed anyone.
“Most of all,” she says, “I have let myself down. I will learn from my mistakes and trust my support team. My family and my faith will guide me through my life’s journey.”
Now the Disney Channel, which is home to series “Hannah Montana”, has issued a statement of their own:
“Unfortunately, as the article suggests, a situation was created to deliberately manipulate a 15-year-old in order to sell magazines.”
The Cyrus family is painting a picture of deception and manipulation of their daughter by Vanity Fair, who assured them Miley would be artfully depicted.
They tell People magazine this was “a learning moment” for Cyrus.Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.