Miley Cyrus Retracts Her Apology Ten Years After Vanity Fair Controversy
A near-nude photoshoot with Annie Leibovitz had everyone up in arms
Miley Cyrus has taken back the apology she issued after posing for a near-nude photoshoot in Vanity Fair back in 2008.
At the time, the 15-year-old teamed up with renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz to take part in an artistic spread – but it soon became apparent that not everyone was fan of the resulting shot.
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The image of a partially topless Miley wrapped in a white sheet caused such a scandal in the press that both she and Disney were forced to issue a statement apologising for the shot.
After the photograph was published, she said: “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."
Ten years later and Miley has now decided to retract the statement she released as a teen, posting an image of the New York Post cover with the headline “Miley’s shame” alongside a caption that basically tells all the critics where to go.
“I’M NOT SORRY,” she wrote. “F**k YOU #10yearsago”
People have since taken to Twitter to throw their support behind Miley’s unapologetic stance, writing that there’s “nothing shameful” about the human body and pointing out that the image never warranted such a huge media storm in the first place.
An entire decade later and it looks like we can finally put this one to rest.