Miley Cyrus retracts apology for controversial 2008 Vanity Fair photo
Miley Cyrus is taking back the apology she gave about a controversial portrait published in Vanity Fair a decade ago.
Over the weekend, the singer and former Hannah Montana star shared a throwback photo of a 2008 New York Post cover with the headline “MILEY’S SHAME” written in bold print. The lede reads, “TV’s ‘Hannah’ apologizes for near-nude pic.”
“IM NOT SORRY,” Cyrus tweeted alongside the photo. “F— YOU #10yearsago”
Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, the then-15-year-old appeared with her back exposed and what appears to be a sheet covering her front. Questioned about the photo for the Vanity Fair article, Cyrus had said, “I mean I had a big blanket on. And I thought, This looks pretty, and really natural. I think it’s really artsy.”
However, after uproar over the images, the Disney star issued an apology. “I appreciate all the support of my fans and hope they understand that along the way I am going to make mistakes and I am not perfect. I never intended for any of this to happen, and I am truly sorry if I have disappointed anyone,” she said in a statement.
The Post cover wasn’t the only throwback Cyrus shared over the weekend. Check out some of the other vintage photos she posted below.