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Miley -- Miles from Reality on VF Shoot

4/28/2008 2:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Miley Cyrus might be boo-hooing about this Vanity Fair shoot, but we're told that her parents were with her "the entire time" and that they knew everything that was going on. So any suggestion that Annie Leibovitz tricked Miley into taking racy shots are absurd: "There was no subterfuge," we're told.
Miley Cyrus, Annie Leibovitz
Well-placed sources at Vanity Fair say that the mag is "happy for all the press -- we're selling magazines, after all," and when it comes to Miley's suggestion that the legendary Leibovitz got her to take a topless shot, "Are you going to believe Annie Leibovitz or Miley Cyrus?"

For her part, Leibovitz said in a statement, "I'm sorry that my portrait of Miley has been misinterpreted."

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226.

Glennis    

Frankly, Annie looks like a man in drag and Miley looked about twelve in that picture.

2329 days ago
227.

mystmass    

The whole thing is much to do about nothing.The pictures are no big deal.she shows a bare back,so what.
15 year girls are on our beaches show a lot more skin then in this picture set.
You people need to get a life.

2329 days ago
228.

agalag    

Oh come on, like Annie Leibovitz who has photographed kings and queens, presidents, and other highly influential people, is going to put her career on the line for frikken Hannah Montana? Give me a break! Billy Ray, his wife and Miley have a plan, and part of that plan included Miley posing for Vanity Fair. Did we really think she would be wearing a baggy sweatshirt??? Billy Ray has no problem with his 15 year old girl posing partially nude. Nice guy--a real good 'ol daddy! She's only 15--what will happen when she's 17??? Disney should just drop this nightmare to be and save themselves the trouble. All we need is another Lohan...

2329 days ago
229.

Money_Vamp    

Everyone keeps saying that she was "topless". She was not topless and she wasn't even close to being nude. If you go to vanity fairs website you will see the full photo in which shoes she is wearing jeans and the peice of fabric on top. I have been photographed before and in most cases the model is wearing a tube top. I don't think the pictures are a big deal personally. It is the imagination of the sexually frustrated that pervert the entire scene.

2329 days ago
230.

Dizy    

Miley Is NOTHING and i mean NOTHING but a stupid child, she should be stripped not of her clothing, but of her job(career) with Disney/Children in general, if they wanted to do this so bad and if what i have heard else where is true, that this had been considered for a long time, then Y the **** not wait another 2~ years when she is at least 18 !!!!! is that too much to ask, it's bad enuf she's 15 but, being a 'role model' for KIDS!!!! CHILDREN!!! Little YOUNG boys and girls, just is above and beyond ridiculous what else has/will she do and go 'oops' after, This is insane, IF she had been 18 I COULD understand and possibly accept it, but with her audience sh*t you know it's totally inappropriate.

Why do something like this VF crap, at the supposed "Peak" of her career, if this was really her peak then why bring her down so fast?
While the Disney folks may be Ok with it and her supposed apology, i say B.S. career over go join the Unemployment line...... Or when you grow up do whatever, just not with children... I.E. humans under the age of 18 !!!!!!!!!!!!

2329 days ago
231.

citygirl    

Vanity Fair and Leibovitz are professionals! They get paid very well to try and get the celebs to push the envelope. They know exactly how to ease people into getting into compromising positions, especially towards the end of the shoot (when her parents were gone). Miley is only 15. She knows Liebovitz is a legend and clearly was heavely persuaded to do the shot. It is only a naked back (less skin than what's shown in a backless summer dress) but it the way Leibovitz positioned her in sexual way, that is offensive to viewers. Miley made a mistake...by trusting a money hungry magazine and a trained photographer to take artisitc photos that turned out to be REAL money makers for them. Bravo for them!!

2329 days ago
232.

HooplaOinkOink    

236. Vanity Fair and Leibovitz are professionals! They get paid very well to try and get the celebs to push the envelope. They know exactly how to ease people into getting into compromising positions, especially towards the end of the shoot (when her parents were gone). Miley is only 15. She knows Liebovitz is a legend and clearly was heavely persuaded to do the shot. It is only a naked back (less skin than what's shown in a backless summer dress) but it the way Leibovitz positioned her in sexual way, that is offensive to viewers. Miley made a mistake...by trusting a money hungry magazine and a trained photographer to take artisitc photos that turned out to be REAL money makers for them. Bravo for them!!

Posted at 11:28AM on May 3rd 2008 by citygirl
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Miley wasn't alone with Annie Liebowitz when that photo was taken. Her grandmother and a teacher were present, and they didn't protest.

I can't believe that the grandmother wouldn't have told Mom and Dad what went on in their absence, or that Mom and Dad wouldn't have even been interested in finding out about that, which would have been even worse.

I contend that Billy Ray and Tish found out exactly what took place after they left, and that they didn't mind at all.

Also keep in mind that Billy Ray and Tish knew exactly what kind of photographer AL is and what kind of magazine Vanity Fair is, and they were enthusiastic about the entire project and completely approved of it, both before and after the photo shoot took place.

Only when Disney started complaining did Billy Ray start backtracking and claiming that he had no idea that the backless photo existed. He knew he had to take that position, because Disney is bankrolling Miley and there is a LOT of money at stake here.

Annie Liebowitz and Vanity Fair are known quantities who did what they always do. It's Billy Ray and Tish who are responsible for allowing their 15-year-old daughter to participate in this to begin with, and for enthusiastically joining in.

This was incredibly bad parental judgment at best, and deliberate pimping of their underage daughter at worst.

2327 days ago
233.

kmo    

This girl knew what she was doing she is 15. Any smart girl would know those pictures are gonna be sexy, she just didn't think how bad of a reaction the world was going to get.

2326 days ago
234.

Granny Pants    

A thimble full of talent adrift in an ocean of ambition.

2326 days ago
235.

lynda    

its not that serious the lady know what she was doing and made it seem like miley was taking nice and tasteful pictures and made it into more so the could sell magazines it's nothing wrong with miley and my kids can still watch her she's a great person ya'll are taking it to serious and no she won't be the next britney

2323 days ago
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