Miley Cyrus retracts apology about topless photo shoot she did when she was 15

scandal 01/05/2018

Miley Cyrus ain't sorry any more.

In 2008, photographer Annie Leibovitz shot a then 15-year-old Miley for Vanity Fair. One of the portraits showed the seemingly topless Hannah Montana star wrapped in a white satin sheet, while another portrait showed her nestled in Billy Ray Cyrus' lap—which many critics labeled as "inappropriate."

Now, Miley has hit back at The New York Post for running a headline reading "MILEY'S SHAME", saying on Twitter, "IM NOT SORRY. F--k YOU. #10yearsago."

A decade ago, before the photos were published, a young Miley did not seem concerned by the possibility of controversy. "I mean, I had a big blanket on. And I thought, 'This looks pretty, and really natural,'" she told the magazine. "I think it's really artsy." Later, under pressure, Miley was forced to issue a public apology for her participation. "My goal in my music and my acting is always to make people happy. For Vanity Fair, I was so honored and thrilled to work with Annie. 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 said at the time. "I never intended for any of this to happen and I apologize to my fans who I care so deeply about." In a separate statement, Leibovitz said, "I'm sorry that my portrait of Miley has been misinterpreted. Miley and I looked at fashion photographs together and we discussed the picture in that context before we shot it." Leibovitz went on to call it a "simple, classic portrait," claiming, "I think it is very beautiful."