Miley Cyrus on Her Controversial ‘Vanity Fair’ Portrait: ‘I Should Not Be Ashamed, They Should Be’

Miley Cyrus appeared on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' and talked about the sweet relief of not giving a fuck about a bare-back photo published ten years ago.

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Miley Cyrus appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and discussed the sweet relief of not giving a fuck about a bare-back photo published ten years ago.

Last week, Cyrus tweeted a photo of a Post cover and wrote "I'M NOT SORRY. Fuck YOU #10yearsago."


Fuck YOU #10yearsago

— Miley Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) April 29, 2018

In this tweet, she took back the apology she released after a photo shot by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair of the then 15-year-old pop star was published. In the photo, Cyrus was wrapped in a satin sheet with her back exposed.

Cyrus talked about the set of the shoot with Leibovitz during the Q&A portion of Kimmel's show. She said, "There was nothing sexualized about this on set. It was everyone's poisonous thoughts and minds that ended up turning this into something that wasn't meant to be. So actually, I should not be ashamed, they should be."

While discussing the old Post headline that read "Miley's Shame: TV's 'Hannah' Apologizes For Near-Nude Pic," she said, "A lot of things have changed and I think the conversation has changed a lot and...sure, some people thought I did something wrong in their eyes. But I think it was really wrong of someone to put on top of someone that this is my shame and that I should be ashamed of myself. It’s not a nice thing to tell someone they should be ashamed of themselves. Except Donald Trump."

Kimmel point blank asked her why she apologized at the time. "I’m sure someone told me to," she replied. "You know what, that’s why I don’t do what people tell me to anymore, because that idea sucked."

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