Miley Cyrus and her parents are still feeling the heat after controversial pics from Miley's topless Vanity Fair shoot surfaced. The Miley Cyrus fallout is happening after a series of racy pics leaked by the actress hit the internet. Click here to see some other leaked photos of Miley Cyrus flashing her bra to the camera. Miley is the tween role model who last year earned about $18.2 million dollars and has the Disney franchise resting on her shoulders. But everyone is asking where were her parents during her Vanity Fair photoshoot when she took these suggestive topless pictures? Miley issued an apology saying she was "embarrassed" by the pictures and her parents are claiming she was "exploited"? But where exactly were they during the photoshoot? Now Rosie O'Donnell is talking on her Rosie blog and she's coming to Miley Cyrus' defense. Rosie tells everyone to "leave Miley Cyrus alone". Read Gawker for their "grooming " theory on the Vanity Fair controversy.
Vanity Fair says Miley's parents were on the set for the shoot. But Miley Cyrus' parents claim they left the photoshoot and their daughter was manipulated. Famous photographer Annie Leibovitz caused a controversy last month when a cover photo she took of NBA star LeBron James was compared to King Kong.
Either way it seems everyone is upset about the racy pictures because the comparisons between Miley Cyrus and former Disney pop princess Britney Spears are so striking. Both Miley and Britney shot to teenage superstardom. However, Britney's tragic downfall as an adult included stints in drug rehab, mental hospitals, suicide scares and multiple personality disorders.
Former teen role model Britney Spears sang songs like "Oops I Did It Again" and "I'm Not That Innocent" while she posed for racy scantily clad tongue in cheek photoshoots. Ten years ago Britney Spears had a squeaky clean public image and boasted about never using drugs or losing her virginity until she was married. However, who can argue that Britney Spears would have lasted as a "virginal role" model to legions of impressionable tween and teenage fans in today's high tech internet age with the 24 hour scrutiny of the paparazzi? Our advice to the parents is that they should try to be their kids role model. Sure, it's fine for everyone to be a fan. But if you teach your kids to understand that these performers are just talented human beings who entertain their fans then maybe they would be able to have a more realistic perspective of these public figures.
Watch Madonna perform with former Disney Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeers Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. This version of "Like A Virgin" on MTV ends with a three way diva makeout session. We must note that the OMG WTF looks on Justin Timberlake's face are priceless.
Mad TV - Britney Spears: I Am Not A Child.
Her seventeen year old sister Jamie Lynn Spears plays a virginal teenager and stars on the Nickelodeon hit show "Zoey 101". But Jamie Lynn was also a tween role model who got knocked up at sixteen and is now supposedly engaged to her teenage baby daddy.
Remember the backlash against Britney's former boyfriend Justin Timberlake when he broke the news during his 20/20 interview with Barbara Walters that Britney wasn't a virgin who waited until marriage to have sex and he wasn't her first lover? source Watch a Mad TV spoof of Justin and Britney.
The singer and actress issued a statement saying she was "embarrassed" by the pictures taken by Annie Leibovitz, the celebrity photographer.
Cyrus appears apparently topless with a satin sheet draped around her in the photographs, which will appear in the June issue of Vanity Fair.
But they have provoked parental outrage and also speculation about potential damage to the wholesome family image of the lucrative Disney franchise.
Cyrus, who is on course to be worth a billion dollars by the time she turns 18, said: "I took part in a photoshoot that was supposed to be 'artistic'. Now, seeing the photographs, I feel so embarrassed.
"I never intended for any of this to happen and I apologise to my fans who I care so deeply about."
The Disney Channel criticised Vanity Fair, claiming it had "deliberately manipulated a 15-year-old".
But the magazine defended the pictures. "Miley's parents and/or minders were on the set all day," it said.
"Everyone thought it was a beautiful and natural portrait of Miley." The pictures will accompany an interview with the teenager and her father, the country singer Billy Ray Cyrus who appears with her on the show. source