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Miley Cyrus retracts apology for 2008 Vanity Fair photo-shoot

By | Published on Tuesday 1 May 2018

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Miley Cyrus has marked the tenth anniversary of her apologising for a controversial photo-shoot by retracting that apology.

Then fifteen years old, Cyrus was photographed by Annie Leibovitz for a Vanity Fair article, in which she was shown wrapped in a sheet, partially exposing her naked back. In the article itself, asked if she was nervous about the shot, she said, “No, I mean I had a big blanket on. And I thought, ‘This looks pretty, and really natural’. I think it’s really artsy”.

However, when it was splashed on the front page of the New York Post two months ahead of the Vanity Fair publication under the headline “Miley’s Shame”, the accompanying article featured an apology from the then Disney star saying that she felt “so embarrassed”.

Tweeting a photo of that NYP cover as its tenth anniversary passed, she added, “I’m not sorry. Fuck you”.