Monday, May 05, 2008

It Begins: Miley Cyrus Topless

There's been a big uproar over the Miley Cyrus photo shoot. In case you haven't heard, Miley Cyrus (more commonly known as Hannah Montana) did a photo shoot for an upcoming issue of Vanity Fair in which she appears topless. There's been a lot of hoopla about it being in poor taste, offensive, too suggestive for young girls, but it reminded me of controversy over Britney Spears' infamous Rolling Stone photo shoot. I agree with USA Today that this was a deliberate attempt to copy Spears and help Cyrus graduate from tween idol to adult pop star. It just went wrong because Cyrus is under Disney, and Britney wasn't.

On a side note, I don't think it's a very good photo - too much shadow on her face, her expression seems defensive, and her lipstick looks smeared. It looks like kiddie porn shot in someone's basement. Maybe that was the idea?

2 comments:

Mauricem said...

Its funny. I was shocked until I saw a behind the scenes video of the photo shoot and realized in context with all the other photos they took it really was quite innocent. So, now I don't know how to feel. Probably wasn't a good idea to take her clothes off until after the 18th birthday.
I still think she's going to be a huge comedic star someday...that or I just like watching a kids show. "Beeest of both worlds!"

Monkey Migraine said...

I admit, I never saw the context. But that photo alone seems too racy to even be on my blog. Every time I see it, I feel like I should take it off.

All that aside, I feel like starting a Miley Cyrus 18th birthday countdown. If you know what I mean...