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?


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...