[Update: This article is old, so here's more recent news on Miley Cyrus!]
Rumors of naked photos of Miley Cyrus are circulating around the Internet again, and not the classy, Annie Leibovitz kind. Instead, these are the “grainy self-portrait cellphone photos” that Miley has already once been in trouble for, which makes us wonder: Is this ex-Disney princess trying to ruin her good girl image?
One could argue that the first signs that Miley wasn’t going to remain the squeaky good Hannah Montana forever would be the Annie Leibovitz/Vanity Fair shots from 2008. But hey, she was 15-years-old! The blame, when it went around in heaps, was put directly on the shoulder of her pervy dad and the innapropriate Leibovitz. But those sheet-draped shoulder were only a harbinger of things to come.
April 2008: These photos come out in Vanity Fair, with Leibovitz adamently defending her choice to shoot Disney’s golden goose in such a provacative pose:
“Miley and I looked at fashion photographs together, and we discussed the picture in that context before we shot it. The photograph is a simple, classic portrait, shot with very little makeup, and I think it is very beautiful.”
February 2008: Miley shoots some sexy cell phone photos that turn up on the Internet. Despite being taken by Miley herself, she is given a free pass of culpability, with blogs saying the pics weren’t “quite as scandalous.” We’d argue differently.
May 2010: Miley waits a full two years before embarking on another sexually explicit camera foray, in her music video “Can’t Be Tamed.” Her Disney contract as Hannah Montana is up.
May: Several week later, she giving a lap dance to a gay producer of her latest movie, The Last Song. It’s put on TMZ and everyone goes ape-shit.
June 2010: Miley Cyrus kisses a girl on the X-Factor while performing “Can’t Be Tamed.” Everyone freaks the hell out.
June: Perez Hilton posts a fake pic of a “blurred out” Miley Cyrus vagina, and faces jail time.
December 2010: More cell phone pics. This time, totally provacative and nasty after some guy steals her cell phone. Except that the photos may be faked. Which at this point, would be a relief.