April 30, 2008 12:08 PM
Fifteen-year-old Miley Cyrus, the billion-dollar baby of Disney’s “Hannah Montana” franchise, is on the hot seat for posing semi-nude for Vanity Fair magazine.
What is the big deal? I saw the Annie Leibovitz photo of Cyrus that showed only her bare back, with the rest of her body gracefully wrapped in a sheet. I call that art.
According to published reports, parents with 6- to 14-year-old daughters are up in arms over the photos because Cyrus is supposed to be a squeaky-clean role model and a haven of safety for children.
The Vanity Fair article quotes Cyrus as saying the photo “wasn’t in a skanky way.” However, later, her handlers issued a statement from her saying she was embarrassed and that she apologized to her fans.
Does she have anything to apologize about? I hardly think so.