Miley Cyrus

As Miley Cyrus’ hormones begin to rage, handlers are having a harder time keeping the 15-year-old Disney star virginal. Last week, pictures of Miley flashing her bra caused a minor stir. Over the weekend, pictures of a “topless” Miley shot by famed photographer, Annie Leibovitz , for Vanity Fair caused even more controversy. Disney says Annie manipulated Miley into taking the pictures.

A Disney spokeswoman, Patti McTeague, faulted Vanity Fair for the photo. “Unfortunately, as the article suggests, a situation was created to deliberately manipulate a 15-year-old in order to sell magazines,” she said.

The article, written by Bruce Handy, seems to support that claim, quoting Ms. Cyrus as saying, “Annie took, like, a beautiful shot, and I thought it was really cool. That’s what she wanted me to do, and you can’t say no to Annie.” She also said of the photo, “I think it’s really artsy. It wasn’t in a skanky way.”

Miley at the time thought it was artistic, but with the urging of Disney, now sort of agrees they aren’t. A prepared statement released Sunday read:

“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. I never intended for any of this to happen and I apologize to my fans who I care so deeply about.”

Vanity Fair stands by the pictures and says Miley’s parents were on set the whole day previewing the pictures as they were shot.

“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.”

Ooooo, Miley showed her back and has a sheet over her chest giving the illusion that she’s topless. Sorry to ruin the magic, but she’s wearing clothes under there. This is about as controversial as Britney eating a Jolly Rancher she found stuck to the carpet or me ordering a burrito.

Update: Creepy picture no. 2

Vanity Fair

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