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Outrage Over Semi-Nude Photo

Posted on April 30, 2008
Filed Under Arts/Culture, Women | 2 Comments

Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana) posed for photos for Vanity Fair and it’s causing more anguish than necessary. Do we not have more important things to get riled up about? Like, the ongoing chaos in the Middle East? The surging price of gas? The visible increase of homeless people on on streets? I really don’t understand what all the fuss is about.

The media claims Miss Cyrus is setting a bad example for teens everywhere. Cyrus who’s a role model to millions of girls because of her squeaky clean good-girl image, has apologized profusely since the controversial photos became public this past weekend. We have seen this all before.

In 1980, Brooke Shields nude photographs caused an uproar. With the permission of her mother, her 10 year old body was shown nude in a bath, in full makeup. Photographer Gary Gross was later sued by Shields in the hopes of preventing him from displaying the photos. But, the courts ruled that Gross owned the rights to the photos which were displayed in Manhattan’s Fine Art Gallery in 1998.

In 2003, Britney Spears, role model to millions of adoring fans, shocked the world when she announced in W magazine that she was not a virgin after years of self- proclaimed chastity. Her innocent image began to wear thin, and well…the rest is history.

Publicity is the name of the game. Vanity Fair’s website received 4 million hits with voyeurs scrambling to catch a glimpse of the “scandalous” photo. Really, if you’ve seen a renaissance painting, you’ve seen this image. Only the perverted mind would find something titillating in this photo. If only the world reacted as strongly to the many photos of women that actually deserve some outrage.


2 Responses to “Outrage Over Semi-Nude Photo”

  1. blixity on April 30th, 2008 10:21 pm

    right on. hannah montana aka miley stewart aka miley cyrus is a media fabrication, a simulacrum that needs to sell to survive. this “controversy” is a tried-and-true sales strategy. yes, you said it. let’s talk about the real controversies.
    (frankly, i think leibovitz’ photo of miley is the first that does her ANY justice! go figure.)

  2. VickiLynne on May 31st, 2008 11:21 pm

    this is the 1st time i seen the photo of Brooke Shields, her mother is disgusting and i wonder what Brooke’s relationship is like with her?

    the Judge was wrong.