Miley Cyrus took a swipe at President Donald Trump while defending her controversial Vanity Fair photo.
Last week, Cyrus retracted her apology for her controversial Vanity Fair Portrait from 2008. The singer and actress posted the cover of a 2008 issue of the New York Post, which ran the super headline “MILEY’S SHAME,” followed by the lede “TV’s ‘Hannah’ apologizes for near-nude pic.” “IM NOT SORRY,” Cyrus tweeted Sunday. “Fuck YOU.”
In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Miley Cyrus insisted that a lot of things have changed since the photograph she took as a 15-year-old girl famous for her role on Hannah Montana.
“I never really keep track of the years that have gone by since something like this,” she told the host. “A lot of things have changed and I think the conversation has changed a lot and… sure, some people thought I did something wrong in their eyes. But I think it was really wrong of someone to put on top of someone that this is my shame and that I should be ashamed of myself. It’s not a nice thing to tell someone they should be ashamed of themselves. Except Donald Trump.”
In 2008, Cyrus worked with renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz for a feature in Vanity Fair, where she covered up only using a blanket, baring her back. Everyone freaked out after the photo was published.
She continued, “I think I [apologized at the time], but I’m sure someone told me to. You know what, that’s why I don’t do what people tell me to anymore, because that idea sucked.”
“There was nothing sexualized about this on set,” she added. “It was everyone’s poisonous thoughts and minds that ended up turning this into something that wasn’t meant to be. So actually, I should not be ashamed, they should be.”
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