Back in 2008, a photo a then 15 year-old Miley Cyrus presumably nude and cloaked in a white blanket was published in Vanity Fair. Shot by renowned portraitist Annie Leibovitz, the image created a maelstrom bad press for the Hannah Montana star, who was idolized by droves youngsters and relied upon by parents to set a favourable precedent for their children.
Cyrus was forced to apologize for her participation in the photo in order to appease the growing chorus vitriolic remarks aimed squarely at the teenager. “My goal in my music and my acting is always to make people happy. 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,” she revealed at the time. “I never intended for any this to happen and I apologize to my fans who I care so deeply about.”
Additionally, Leibovitz fered her own sentiments regret, stating how “I’m sorry that my portrait Miley has been misinterpreted. Miley and I looked at fashion photographs together and we discussed the picture in that context before we shot it.”
However, on the eve the photo’s ten year anniversary, Cyrus has revised her disposition towards the photo. Taking to Twitter, the “We Can’t Stop” songstress shared an image The New York Post with a headline that reads “Miley’s Shame,” accompanied by that now-iconic portrait. Underneath, Cyrus writes “IM NOT SORRY. Fuck YOU #10yearsago.”