Monday, April 28, 2008

Miley, Tell Me It Ain't So!

My granddaughter loves Miley Cyrus and "Hannah Montana." I have to admit, when she is at the house watching it, I listen in. The show is funny -- though corny. And Miley has been so wholesome on any show I have seen her on.

Then news comes out about a photo shoot she had with Vanity Fair magazine in which some "racy" pictures were taken. Here is Miley's statement:

"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," Cyrus said Sunday in a statement through her publicist. "I never intended for any of this to happen and I apologize to my fans who I care so deeply about."

Give her credit for apologizing. But was the magazine to be blamed, or was it an error on the Cyrus' part in judging Miley's audience. After all, since the pictures came out, there has been an outcry against her.

The following is a statement from Vanity Fair, defending its position: "Miley's parents and/or minders were on the set all day," the magazine said. "Since the photo was taken digitally, they saw it on the shoot and everyone thought it was a beautiful and natural portrait of Miley."

So is this another example of a teen going "adult," like Britanny Spears and so many before her? Or is this truly a regretful error on the part of the Cyruses? Or is it much to-do about nothing?


Jeff said...

I hate to hear that. I think my kids watch her show sometimes.

On another note, great messages yesterday. 3 years have flown by in the best of ways.

jenny biz said...

As a momma I am disappointed in little Miley. She is old enough to make a judgement on the purity of a picture. Miley has openfully confesed her faith in Jesus Chris!! I do hope that it was a ONE TIME lack in judgement. I REALLY hope that Malaya does not see or hear about those pictures!!

Mark and Melissa Taylor said...

My kids have looked to Miley as a "good celebrity", so I was saddened by her lack in judgement. I think that it shows a few things: 1. it may have seemed okay to them at the time, but things change (including their story) when people oppose, and 2. no parent should leave the job of being a good role model to someone else (in case things like this happen)! My goal, in raising girls, is that they find their value in being a child of God and not by being like Miley Cyrus. I do like her show though - by far one of the best kids shows on tv.

Anonymous said...

As parents of girls, we find Hannah and Miley ok for the girls to watch. I am dissappointed in her and her parents.

I am afraid the girls will see the photos and ask questions. And I think we, as parents, use this time to reinforce make good decisions, thinking through our decisions, and being more Christ-like. At the time of the photos, Miley may have thought they were artisitic, but once the media saw them the prespect changed.

Lisa Luttrull