Miley Cyrus said she’s embarrassed by an apparently racy photo spread 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. I never intended for any of this to happen and I apologize to my fans who I care so deeply about,” Cyrus said in a statement through her publicist.
The photos, by renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz, were taken to accompany an interview with the 15-year-old pop star and her father, singer Billy Ray Cyrus. They include shots of the teen reportedly topless and wrapped in a blanket.
The Disney Channel, which airs Cyrus’ TV show Hannah Montana, was also critical of Vanity Fair.
“Unfortunately, as the article suggests, a situation was created to deliberately manipulate a 15-year-old in order to sell magazines,” a network statement said.
A phone message left for a Vanity Fair representative was not immediately returned. But in a statement to the TV show Entertainment Tonight, Vanity Fair defended its position.
“Miley’s parents and/or minders were on the set all day,” the magazine said. “Since the photo was taken digitally, they saw it on the shoot and everyone thought it was a beautiful and natural portrait of Miley.”
Cyrus is one of the biggest — and most wholesome — acts in the country and is often considered a role model for young girls.
Her Best of Both Worlds tour sold out arenas, and her successful 3-D concert film collected US$31.3 million (NT$950 million) in its opening weekend in February.(AP)
Luke: What do you think of the new Miley Cyrus photos?
Rose: I think they were well done. I’m not sure why everybody is making such a big deal about them.
Luke: Well when I look at the pics, all I can think of is...
Rose: I don’t want to hear it! You got to get your mind out of the gutter.
Luke: I was just going to say that all I can think of when I see the photos is that I need to get my little sister a birthday present. She’s a huge Miley fan.
get one’s mind out of the gutter 別想歪了
A person who needs to get his mind out of the gutter needs to stop thinking about sex. The phrase is usually used as a suggestion to somebody who sees something in a sexual light when others don’t.
若說某人需要「get his mind out of the gutter」，表示他應該要停止往性方面想；當別人都沒有把某件事與性聯想時，這個片語就可以用來暗示想到的人不要想歪了。