Montana or molehill?
Earlier this year famed celebrity photographer Annie Liebotvitz took photos of Miley Cyrus (a.k.a. Hannah Montana to the tween-base) for the June issue of Vanity Fair magazine. Liebovitz captured images of Miley and her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, and then photos of Miley by herself. Even before the issue was released on newsstands one image in particular instantly became "controversial". But who actually started all the controversy?
Days after the Vanity Fair release Miley Cyrus released this statement: "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."
Liebovitz, of course, defended her portrait of Cyrus by saying: "I'm sorry that my portrait of Miley has been misinterpreted. 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."
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