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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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31.

FlBiker    

For being almost a billionaire you'd think they would get her teeth fixed. The girl looks like a demented jack-o-lantern.

2179 days ago
32.

I really don't care what you think!    

Come on people, if you honestly belive that this Miley chick is so embarrased by her photos, then you must believe that Britney Spears is a virgin.

This hot little broad is full steam ahead and loving every minute of it.

CAN WE SAY I LOVE MYSELF?

2179 days ago
33.

bill    

I have watched as skilled photographers work. They will coo and schmooze and develop a monologue technique that is best describe as "hypnotic." As the subject goes from shot to shot, the monologue can cause one to drop inhibitions and a skilled photographer can talk someone into doing almost anything. We all admit Annie is VERY skilled. I think she led miley, and her father, down the path of lowered inhibitions, on purpose, and, therefore, essentially lied and tricked her way to getting the desired shots.

It is also possible that Miley and dad are in on the campaign to kick her up a notch in popularity.

2179 days ago
34.

*****Guy******    

Good LORD, people! If she and her family are so shocked and upset by this photo shoot then ban the damn magizine, stop the press and STF up! You can not convince me that a sheet draped over an underage girl could ever be ARTISTIC. What is is EFFing wrong with her parents and family? Hell, it's already out there now, looks like to me they are just pimping the Vanity Fair issure now. STOP it's damn distribution for this issure if they are so disgraced by it. Get real people!

2179 days ago
35.

memememem    

OK, maybe her parents were there. but come on, can't Annie Liebovitz, as a PROFESSIONAL photogrpaher, come up with a way to shoot a 15 year old girl that doesn't involve sex and nudity? Liebovitz is the pro here, and she is perpetuating this sexualization of young women as much as anyone. Surely she's more creative than that? Doesnt' she have any kids of her own? Woudl she want a photog to photograph her own daughter that way?

2179 days ago
36.

dojoso    

In Europe it wouldn't raise an eyebrow. Americans are uptight and repressed!

2179 days ago
37.

tw    

Annnie has taken some very bold photos before. BUT they have always been adults. She may have suggested some of the racier shots of this kid. The parents were there and could/should have said no and that would have ended it right there.Must have been OK with the parents in my opinion. Plus Annie doesn't need this type of media for her career, Mileys group must think Miley does.

2179 days ago
38.

Hyde    

What a shame that Annie showed such bad judgment in how she photographed a child, but the Cyrus's claiming "manipulation" is ridiculous. They were fine with everything until they started receiving criticism. So is Disney starting to put decency clauses in their contracts yet?

2179 days ago
39.

nick    

who cares about this redneck hick she sounds like a man with the raspy voice smoke another cig miley

2179 days ago
40.

Jennifer S    

The pictures are not that bad at all. Disney is the people making such a big deal out of this because they are afraid of losing money. Britney Spears was not much older than Miley is when she made the video for Hit Me Baby One More Time and that was very trashy, whereas these pictures are done tastefully and nothing inappropriate was exposed. All you can see is her back anyway.

2179 days ago
41.

Jesse    

WHO CARES seriously. There's nothing wrong with the pictures. Only PRUDE, PERVERTED MINDS think they're sexual. All your whiners complaining "Oh wah wah my little 7 yr old daughter looks up to her blah blah I need a role model for my child.." Why don't you stop being such a narcisisst and YOU be the role model for your child instead of setting them up in front of the TV expecting the TV to do the job for you!

2179 days ago
42.

Melissa    

This is nothing more than a PUBLICITY STUNT from Camp Miley to sell more magazines.

2179 days ago
43.

FeistyGirl007    

Ummmmm.... SAME THING HAPPENED TO BROOKE SHIELDS 30 YRS AGO, AND HER MOM CAUGHT HELL FOR THAT TOO...SAME THING.....

2179 days ago
44.

pattijen    

I'm sorry, folks, but I mostly blame Annie Leibovitz for this. Why would Annie even suggest that Miley pose in a picture that makes it look like she's naked? For money? For sensationalism? Whatever the reason, she obviously didn't have Miley's best interests at heart. Everyone knows Miley's image, and it wasn't Annie's call to deliberately tarnish that image. I do wonder where Miley's parents were, as well as other members of her "people". They should have stopped those photos from being taken as well. And let's not forget Miley herself, although I'm sure she got caught up in it all. It just sounds to me like Annie Liebovitz just wanted to take some shocking pictures to make more of a name for herself, without any regard to who she was hurting.

2179 days ago
45.

Mik    

Once upon a time there was an ugly old witch with a magic camera that could turn a 15 year old kid into a Hot 15 year old sex kitten.

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