Monday, April 28, 2008

Cyrus VS. Leibovitz

For years, my husband has called Vanity Fair, "Tiger Beat for people with advanced degrees." Now, however, I think it's safe to call Vanity Fair, "Playboy Magazine for men whose mothers and wives are feminists."

In its upcoming issue, Vanity Fair will make pedophiles the world over lock their bedroom doors and scream for joy when it features a semi-nude photograph of 15-year-old Hannah Montana star, Miley Cyrus. The teenager, who implies she was duped by hack celebrity picture taker, Annie Leibovitz, now claims she is humiliated by the image.
"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 tells ET. "I never intended for any of this to happen and I apologize to my fans who I care so deeply about."
Vanity Fair editors, of course, put the blame squarely on the teenie-bopper's bare shoulders.
"Miley's parents and/or minders were on the set all day. Since the photo was taken digitally, they saw it on the shoot and everyone thought it was a beautiful and natural portrait of Miley. In fact, when BRUCE HANDY interviewed Miley, he asked her about the photo and she was very cheerful about it and thought it was perfectly fine."
Am I the only person who finds this creepier than an episode of Your Momma Don't Dance?

Shame on you Annie Leibovitz for having your artistic vision so far up your boney ass that you even dared asked a teenager to remove her shirt for a shoot. Shame on you Vanity Fair editors for being such uber-weenies that you are willing to blame a tenth grader for your decision to peddle what is dangerously close to child porn. And shame on you Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus for trusting the welfare of your little girl to the sleezeoids in the entertainment information business.

If I were Miley Cyrus, I'd be embarrassed too...embarrassed that I was surrounded by adults who think the number in a bank account is more important than the number on a birth certificate.

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Suzy said...

Uhhhh, this is just a spin from Miley's camp. If her version was true, why did she put photos all over the internet of herself sitting on the lap of a guy with her green bra showing?

They are spinning this to take the heat off those internet pics and off her bad judgement. Notice how we're not talking about the green bra shots anymore?

Traci Skene said...

Of course it's spin, but that doesn't matter. I'm angry at all the adults.

Miley taking pictures of herself and putting them online is proof of bad judgment. Adults taking risque photos of a teen and putting them in a mainstream publication is too creepy for words. It never should have happened. They're all wrong...her people and Vanity Fair's people.

Anonymous said...

He's turning her out like that Reba song 'Fancy'. "Here's your last chance Fancy, don't let me down." It think that was the words. It may have been "here's you last chance Miley just hold this sheet." I can't remember. Old song.

Traci Skene said...

At 15, I thought I was capable of making decisions about my life but really, I was just an immature idiot with a developed rack. Luckily, my parents were more aware of this then I was.

Billy Ray should have known better. Just because Miley seems mature doesn't mean she is.