Miley Cyrus Retracts Apology for 2008 Topless Photo: ‘F***K YOU’
Miley Cyrus is sorry not sorry.
A decade after she made headlines for posing topless in a portrait on the cover of Vanity Fair, the Younger Now singer is "not sorry" for the scandal.
In 2008, celebrated fashion photographer Annie Leibovitz photographed the former Hannah Montana star, then just 15 years old, for the American fashion magazine. In one photo, which appeared on the cover, Cyrus appeared seemingly nude, wrapped in a satin sheet with her bare back towards the camera.
The photo was immediately met with controversy in the press and by the public, with many parents claiming it presented an inappropriate image of the then-Disney Channel star who was, at the time, a role model for Hannah Montana's young viewership.
After the magazine hit shelves, Cyrus was forced to issue a public apology.
"My goal in my music and my acting is always to make people happy. For Vanity Fair, I was so honored and thrilled to work with Annie. 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," she said at the time.
On Sunday (April 29), Cyrus retracted the public apology she gave ten years ago, slamming The New York Post for publishing the headline "MILEY'S SHAME" in 2008.
"I'M NOT SORRY. F--K YOU," she wrote, alongside an image of the newspaper.