Come here so I can smack you – part 4

April 28, 2008

I want to smack Miley Cyrus AND Annie Leibovitz.

Miley works for Disney.  Seems like she is old enough to know that she is too young to take her shirt off for pictures.  And Ms. Leibovitz is old enough to know that a child who makes her living appealing to children shouldn’t pose in provocative photos.  Man!

(CNN) — Annie Leibovitz on Monday defended her provocative photograph for Vanity Fair magazine of teen heartthrob Miley Cyrus — aka Hannah Montana — who has expressed embarrassment about the pose.


A photo of Miley Cyrus in Vanity Fair was meant to be artistic, said the teen superstar.

“I’m sorry that my portrait of Miley has been misinterpreted,” the celebrity photographer said in a written statement. “Miley and I looked at fashion photographs together and we discussed the picture in that context before we shot it. The photograph is a simple, classic portrait, shot with very little makeup, and I think it is very beautiful.”

The statement came a day after the 15-year-old apologized to her fans for her participation in the photo shoot, which took place February 9 in Calabasas, California.

“My goal in my music and my acting is always to make people happy,” Cyrus said in a written statement. “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. The pictures of me on the Internet were silly, inappropriate shots.

Read the rest here.

I much prefer the logic of Sophie Simmons on Gene Simmons Family Jewels.  When a photographer came with wardrobe and told Sophie she had something really sexy for her, Sophie reminded her that she was 14 and sexy wasn’t really appropriate.  Thank God some famous kids have their head screwed on  properly.


12 Responses to “Come here so I can smack you – part 4”

  1. Jason Says:

    who cares? Get a life. Smack yourself or better yet, stand in front of the mirror and stare at yourself, as you do that repeat this over and over, “I’m not stupid, you’re stupid.”

  2. Aura Mae Says:

    @Jason- I do all my self-flagellation on St. Swithens Day, but thanks for the suggestion, I will keep it in mind.

  3. It doesn’t help that Miley has been taking those stupid, provacative MySpace pictures. Garg!

    Meanwhile her dad was at the shoot. Her DAD.

  4. carrie Says:

    I saw some of the Pics…Who cares, they arent that bad. I love Annie Leibovitz..much ado about nothing

  5. Aura Mae Says:

    The problem isn’t that the pictures are or are not “bad”. The problem is that this is a minor child and she makes her living selling “wholesome.” If she had a brain in her head (which is asking a lot of an adolescent, that’s why she has adults to advise her) she would wait until people were tired of paying her to be a wholesome kid before she started marketing herself as “provocative.” The photos were a bad business decision.

  6. carrie Says:

    That would be her familys fault, they were there, they viewed the pics after the fact, they manage her. I think Annie Leibovitz was doing what she does best..takes great pitcures. Everyone else needed to speak up at the time. It’s like making out with someone you shouldent have becouse you were drunk and blaming the bartender. I just think Miss Leibovitz should be left out of the smack fest…just my opinion.

  7. Aura Mae Says:

    The photo would be lovely if the model were an adult. It was intentionally provocative. I think it is a slippery slope to not hold the photographer accountable for how she stages a photo. Do we not prosecute the people who produce child pornography? (No, I am not saying this photo is pornographic, just pointing out that the creator of art is responsible for its outcome.)

  8. carrie Says:

    She is a 15yr old young lady and a world traveling star, hardly a child who dosent know what she is doing and her family has been in the bussiness for a long time, They knew better, they were in the room, nobody twisted her arm. I guess we will agree to disagree on this one.

  9. Kris Says:

    I don’t care who’s responsible. She bugs the crap out of me.

  10. Kim Thompson Says:

    Part of me wonders if this whole thing was part of a publicity stunt. Seriously.


  11. gretakiki Says:

    Again, I find myself thankful that my kids can neither sing nor act. 🙂


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