HolyCoast: Miley Not So Smiley

Monday, April 28, 2008

Miley Not So Smiley

Disney has a bit of a public relations problem on their hand as their 15-year old teen pop star Miley Cyrus (aka Hannah Montana) has been photographed for Vanity Fair in a pose that's not appropriate for a Disney star, or for that matter, a 15-year old girl:
Miley Cyrus, the 15-year-old star of "Hannah Montana," said she is "embarrassed" by a provocative photo spread shot by famed photographer Annie Liebovitz that is appearing in the upcoming issue of Vanity Fair.

"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," she said in a statement released today. "I never intended for any of this to happen and I apologize to my fans who I care so deeply about."

Cyrus, the daughter of country music star Billy Ray Cyrus, is the singing and acting sensation known to her legions of teenage fans from the Disney Channel series "Hannah Montana."

In one of the photos, Cyrus is shown from the side, with most of her back bare, clutching what appears to be a satin sheet loosely around herself.

The Disney Channel, after learning of the Vanity Fair photo spread and article also issued a statement critical of the magazine.

Unfortunately, she got some bad advice from her handlers and from the photographer. Best advice I can think of: Don't pose for anything "artistic" or in less clothing than you'd be comfortable wearing in front of your most ardent fans...or your father.

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