In case you are one of the last 5 people who don't yet understand that Hollyweird cares about nothing but money and ego - behold another example of what, I believe, Patrick Swayze once said something to the effect, "This town will turn anyone into a whore if you let them."
Pop star and 15-year-old Disney sensation MILEY CYRUS tells ET she's "embarrassed" about an upcoming photograph of her appearing semi-topless in the new Vanity Fair issue.It is all how you crop and adjust. As a photobug myself, if you take enough pictures and know what you are doing, you can make a Nun look like something else.
"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."
The photo, on stands next week, accompanies an interview with Miley and her dad, BILLY RAY, and were shot by famed photographer ANNIE LEIBOVITZ. As seen on our show promo last week, they show Miley sitting in profile with just a blanket wrapped around her chest.
Vanity Fair editors respond: "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."
However, a Disney Channel spokesperson says: "Unfortunately, as the article suggests, a situation was created to deliberately manipulate a 15-year-old in order to sell magazines."
Annie Leibovitz. The woman who managed to make Obama's ears small could make Miley ... well ....
The sad thing is - she is 15. Come on Vanity Fair et al - 15. This does not reflect Miley - perhaps it just reflects the sick soul of those who took the pictures and published them. Just like kiddy-porn does not reflect the poor victim - just those on the other end of the camera.
All involved should take a deep breath and think about what they do for a living. Do any of them have young girls? Do any of them care? What are they NOT willing to do to sell: the magazine or their soul?
The Cyrus family should take this as a warning shot. They will turn her into a whore - if you let them.