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Miley Cyrus Grounded by Disney?

5/1/2008 7:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Miley can't go to a Disney eventDisney has confirmed that Miley Cyrus has been pulled from her first scheduled public appearance since the whole Vanity Fair fiasco.

Miley was set to walk the red carpet for the "Disney Channel Games" this coming Friday, but instead she'll be sitting in a castle tower, brushing her hair and complaining to her mirror about what a horrible step-mom Disney is.


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181.

HooplaOinkOink    

Um, back to the topic that TMZ is writing about here ...

Many of you folks are imagining things that aren't there. You seem to think that Disney is well on their way to giving Miley the boot simply because she isn't going on this red carpet walk, and some of you are going off the deep end in your reactions to this.

Actually, Miley's upcoming concert is still on, as is her movie release later this year. This missed red-carpet thing is simply a temporary measure to keep her out of the spotlight for a short time until this media feeding frenzy dies down.

Our country has the attention span of a 5-year-old with ADD, and soon, there will be some new distraction to work us up into a completely different mania. Then, Miley will resume her public appearences and her career will continue on track, and hardly any of today's rabid critics will notice, or even care.

So take a pill, people ...

2372 days ago
182.

del    

Kelli - As you post so relentlessly, please, please learn the difference between "your" and you're."

2372 days ago
183.

del    

Little SLUT! I wish we'd not put out one penny for your crap! Liar! Good luck getting $2000 bucks for a concert ticket now you freakin' ticket brokers! I'd boo her if I saw her on the street today! My kids will not watch her anymore!

Posted at 11:35PM on May 1st 2008 by PeevedOffMom

You're a mother, yelling "SLUT!" at a 15 year old child? Wow. I feel sorry for your kids.

2372 days ago
184.

del    

PeevedOffMom: The only thing more disturbing than there being
daughters in your care, is the fact that the poster "Robert" has a 12
year old daughter in his care. Concerned adults pity your sad, boundary-less,
and likely abused children.

2372 days ago
185.

HooplaOinkOink    

180. All you stupid parents need to get over it! If you raise your children with respect and morals you can trust your children will have better judgement than to compare themselves to someone like Miley. ... Get a grip and take a deep breath and leave it alone.

Posted at 7:01PM on May 3rd 2008 by trina
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You raise some good points, but keep in mind that nothing that any of us post here is going to change how lots of parents in this country are reacting to these photos.

No matter how unremarkable the backless photo is to you, millions of people look at that picture and recognize it as a pose that has been used for centuries by painters and photographers to depict post-lovemaking intimacy. The amount of skin that is being shown is not nearly as relevant to these people as the "bedroom" look that is being portrayed.

Many parents who are concerned about the messages that their children get in the media have allowed their kids to watch Hannah Montana and develop an interest in her character because by their standards (which I realize are not yours), she is 'squeaky clean" and the things about her that their children emulate have not been objectionable to these parents. Now, with the backless photo that is sexually suggestive to many of these mothers and fathers (and to a lesser extent, with the other one where Miley has her head on her dad's lap, which also is upsetting to a subset of them), they are turning away from Hannah Montana as a "safe" franchise for their children to support.

This can hurt Disney's profit line, and it's why that company issued a condemnation of the Vanity Fair photo shoot and is temporarily pulling Miley out of the spotlight.

Whether you agree with these parents' reactions or not, they are real, and Disney is concerned about them. It's too early to see how much business the Hannah Montana franchise will lose over this, but you can be sure that Disney is watching this very carefully, and that they will have no qualms about adjusting their corporate priorities if they see any kind of significant downward trend in their Hannah Montana profits.

2371 days ago
186.

HooplaOinkOink    

182.
Let me get this straight…. Billy Ray is pointing the finger at
Vanity Fair and the photographer, along with Disney. I understand why
Disney is lashing out at Vanity Fair. Miley is thier most bankable
star. Both her parents were on the set and saw the pics as the day
went on. If that is correct, they had more than enough time to speak
up. Miley is young and was thrown into an adult business where she
needs people, her parents, managers, etc. , looking out for her best
interest. This is the most famous Billy Ray has ever been. Step
aside. You had your day. Start taking care of your daughter. You only
get one childhood

Posted at 8:23AM on May 4th 2008 by Nick at Nite fan
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I totally agree. Billy Ray knew beforehand what kind of photographer
Annie Liebowitz is. She has a multi-decade reputation for taking
photos of celebrities which sometimes involve nudity or semi-nudity.

And no doubt he is equally knowledgeable about Vanity Fair, which is
known for its controversial pictorials which include Mike Myers
dressed as a Hindu deity, their cover with Keira Knightley and
Scarlett Johansson posing nude, their photo of Brad Pitt in boxers,
and their famous cover showing Demi Moore nude and pregnant.

Billy Ray and his wife Tish agreed to having their 15-year-old
daughter pose for this particular photographer in this particular
magazine. By all indications, they happily and enthusiastically
participated in this photo shoot, and had no problems with any of the
photos that were taken.

He and Tish apparently left the set before the famous backless photo
of Miley was taken, but Miley's grandmother and one of her teachers
remained. Neither of them appear to have done anything to prevent
that photo from being taken. Although Billy Ray and Tish deny any
knowledge of that photo, I find it hard to believe that they wouldn't
have wanted Grandma to tell them all the details of what went on with
their 15-year-old daughter after they left the set, and it's equally
unbelievable to think that Grandma would have failed to mention that
photo.

No one in Miley's family raised the slightest protest about those
pictures, and they seemed to be perfectly satisfied with the results.

... _until_ Disney complained. Knowing that Disney is bankrolling
his daughter's lucrative career, Billy Ray and Tish are well aware of
the financial impact that Miley (and therefore, they) would suffer if
Disney stopped supporting the Hannah Montana franchise. Therefore,
Billy Ray then backtracked and started condeming the photo shoot, and
pretended that he had no idea about the backless photo.

I therefore place the responsibility for this whole affair and the
damage done to Miley squarely on the shoulders of Billy Ray and Tish.

2371 days ago
187.

HooplaOinkOink    

184. Its about time that Disney did something right! As a concerned mother, I am glad that Disney is realizing what she did was wrong. Yes, her Vanity Fair photo can be a bad judgement call on her behalf, and her parents' behalf, but showing her green bra is despicable. She is 15 and most girls want to be just like her. If its okay for Miley to do it, then our girls can do it too. Our children are growing up too quickly and need to have better role models.

Posted at 10:57AM on May 4th 2008 by Concerned
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Good point. With all the hoopla about the Vanity Fair photo, many of us temporarily forgot about the green bra.

Miley apologized for that incident, but then the VF thing came out. So she now has two strikes against her. She'd better be squeaky-clean-perfect from here on in.

2370 days ago
188.

HooplaOinkOink    

The following excerpt is from a Miley interview in The Mirror today:

"There are guys who I like to hang out with, but I like to be the girl who no one can get. I think that's always hotter anyway. It's more attractive to be the person everyone talks about."

For a girl whose franchise targets the "clean entertainment" market, I wonder what the Christians in the Family Values crowd would have to say about Miley talking about being "hotter" ... especially coming on the heels of her VF shoot and the bra exposure video.

Here's the entire piece from the Mirror web site:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/showbiz/2008/05/05/miley-cyrus-i-like-to-be-the-girl-no-guy-can-get-89520-20406057/

2370 days ago
189.

HooplaOinkOink    

187. Makes you think about what Vannessa Hudgens had to do NOT TO GET GROUNDED by Disney!!!!!!!!!!!!
Has anyone studied her boyfriends at Disney?? I mean the REAL ones!

Posted at 6:46PM on May 5th 2008 by rayban
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Well, Miley didn't really get "grounded". They just took her out of the limelight for a few days until the media feeding frenzy could die down. She's already come back into the public eye with her weekend concert, and much of her upcoming entertainment schedule is still on track.

If I'm not mistaken, Vanessa Hudgens also was temporarily taken away from the press for a few days, but then she came back.

Now, as for the boyfriends ... now that's a different issue, altogether. I think that Vanessa H. is HOT!!! I never imagined that I'd ever be fantasizing about being a Disney exec.

2368 days ago
190.

becca    

i think everyone is being to hard on miley. i know she could have said NO! but that dosn't mean that she is turning into a vannassa hudgens or anything! i think every one should just leave her alone! forget it!every one who dosn't forgive her is stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! vannassa's picture was way worse,she was nude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
miley is still my #1celeb!know one can EVER change my mind!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i don't care if she's ''grounded'' by disney. disney is stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!the only show i watch is hannah montana!!!!!!!anyone who hates miley because of the stupid photos are rude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! she can be who she WANTS to be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2368 days ago
191.

you dont know me bitch    

Disney's doing their job good. All celebrities like her are bringing EVIL into the world, as if there isn't enough.

2365 days ago
192.

megan gray    

Miley I`m still a great fan of you. Wish you the best in life and please e-mail to me. love megan gray

2364 days ago
193.

Mz. MARiE BAYBEE    

OMG ARE YOU SERiOUS YOU PEOPLE THAT ARE BASHiNG ON HER NEED TO GETT A DAMN LiFE iM 16 && TAKE PiCTURES iN MY BATHiNG SUiT iM GLAD iM NOT FAMOUS YEA iT WOULD BE NiCE BUT WiTH THE MEDiA TURNiNG THEiR BACKS ON ME...NO THANK YOU. SHES A GREAT SiNGER & A GREAT ACTRESS & ALL OF YOU AT ONE POiNT iN TiME LiKED HER iM SURE HALF OF YOUR LiTTLE GiRLS HAVE OLDER SiSTERS THAT TAKE RACiER PiCTURES THAN JUST SHOWiNG THEiR BACK OOOO iTS THE END OF THE WORLD A 15 YEAR OLD JUST SHOWED HER BACK SHES A LiL SLUT WOW! NOOOT EVEN SERiOUSLY HALF OF YOU MOMS ARE PROBABLY GONNA BLAME iT ON MiLEY CYRUS WHEN YOUR LiLLO 12 YEAR OLD GROWS UP & GETS PREGNANT.....WOW AMAZiNG HOW NOONE MADE A HUUUUGE DEAL ABOUT JAMiE LYNN SPEARS BEiNG PREGNANT &&& VANESSA HUDGENS STRAiGHT UP SHOWiNG HER BREAST &&& HER BUUSH...GET A LiFE i SWEAR HALF YOU PEOPLE ARE CRAZYY EXCEPT THAT ONES THAT ARE DEFENDiNG HER

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