Miley Cyrus on Near-Nude Portrait Taken at Age 15: “I Definitely Wasn’t Sorry”
Miley Cyrus may be pushing a hypersexualized image these days, but she wasn't when her scantily-clad-ness first got her into controversy in 2008 — when she was just 15. And in a new interview with Elle, Miley says that she refuses to apologize for that display of skin.
In case you missed it — um, six years ago — Miley came under fire for posing with just a sheet covering her front during a Vanity Fair photoshoot with famed celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz.
The then-Hannah Montana star was just 15 at the time, but she was only shown from behind.
"I didn't think I was being sexy, but the person’s mind went to that," she tells Elle. "Like, who's the perverted one? I definitely wasn't sorry about that, but someone had to write something that said I was. I don't want to do that anymore.
She also has no regrets about that VMAs performance. I'm honored to be that girl that gets people out of their comfort zone. I tell a lot of people this, but I don't give a f—k. I think most people would've done the VMAs and then been like, 'Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to piss everyone off.' No, I'm not sorry — I made a conscious decision to do that."