AceShowbiz - Miley Cyrus takes back her apology for a controversial Vanity Fair portrait from 2008. The former Disney star shied away from her "Hannah Montana" persona by going nearly naked, only covering her body with a white sheet, on the cover of the magazine.
Young fans of the then-15-year-old stat were upset by the picture taken by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, while adults criticized the photo shoot for exploiting a teen. Miley issued an apology at the time, stating, "I feel so embarassed. I never intended for any of this to happen."
Now, ten years later, the "Malibu" singer retracts her apology. She takes to Twitter to post a photo of the cover of New York Post's 2008 issue which blared the words "MILEY'S SHAME", followed by "TV's 'Hannah' apologizes for near-nude pic" as its headline.
She wrote in the caption, "IM NOT SORRY," and added, "F**k YOU #10yearsago."
Miley's tweet seems to echo her statements in the 2008 cover interview with Vanity Fair. Asked if she's afraid if she would be seen as controversial, she said, "No, I mean I had a big blanket on. And I thought, 'This looks pretty, and really natural.' I think it's really artsy."
But when her nearly-nude photo sparked backlash, Disney released a statement to protect her image. "Unfortunately, as the article suggests, a situation was created to deliberately manipulate a 15-year-old in order to sell magazines," said a spokesperson of the company.
Meanwhile, Miley's full statement at the time 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."
A picture says 1000 words... but this one only says two... FUCK YOU pic.twitter.com/57JJZIDCbV— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) April 29, 2018
Miley didn't only share the controversial photo on Sunday as she also posted throwback pictures from her younger and innocent days.
Feeling myself... I’ll never forget the day I got this shirt from Fred Segal pic.twitter.com/jpQ3rAocHO— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) April 29, 2018
Sooo Harpers Bazaar pic.twitter.com/XFjuIdfiHB— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) April 29, 2018
Miley later gradually transitioned from her wholesome image to a highly-sexual persona in the early 2010s, which culminated during her "Wrecking Ball" era. She sparked controversy with her performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, in which she simulated sex acts with a foam finger.