"I have to admit I have no clue what you're talking about. I'm guessing these pictures are a little risqué for the 15-year-old and are causing a huge scandal in the world of entertainment, right? If this is the case, then I'm really not surprised. When I saw Miley Cyrus (whom I still refer to as Hannah Montana) perform on 'American Idol,' I was pretty disgusted. My little cousin looks up to Miley Cyrus the way I looked up to Britney Spears when I was younger, and I wouldn't want her seeing or doing those dance moves! Miley's fan base is SO HUMONGOUS; she has the power to be someone that little girls across the nation can look up to and admire for reasons other than the fact that she flaunted her goods in some magazine. The choices she has been making lately (questionable photos on the Internet, her videos on YouTube, now posing for Vanity Fair) aren't exactly admirable. I would love to see her use her fame to her advantage and inspire others to make a difference in the world. So there's my spiel. If my assumption on what this question is about is completely off target, then I'm sorry you had to waste 30 seconds of your life reading my rant. Now get out there and make a difference! Maybe Miley Cyrus will follow suit."
"Well, for a girl of her age to be posing for Vanity Fair in such a manner is a little extravagant. However, I don't think these are obscene photos at all. Nothing but her bare back is showing. In my opinion, bikinis are more revealing than this controversial photo. While she may be stalked by the 'Ghost of Britney Future,' she has so far not proved to be that. In my opinion as a photographer, it is artistic. While it's an artistic taste we can't all agree on, it has long been one. Having visited Italy, there are a lot of nude statues there; at first, this is a bit shocking, but once you realize how incredible it is, you gain appreciation for it. They are beautiful statues. And Miley is obviously not in it for the obscene. She has a lot riding on her, and hopefully she has noticed she is a huge role model for the millions of viewers between the ages of 6 and 14. I don't see it as a bad move on her part, but all eyes are on her for the next one, for sure."
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"When I first Googled Miley Cyrus' Vanity Fair photo shoot earlier this week, I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Something raunchy? Something blatantly inappropriate? I had no idea. When the pictures popped up on my computer, I was definitely surprised, but not in the way I had expected. I found Miley's individual photo beautiful in a classical, artistic way. I had to remind myself, though, that this girl, however pretty she may look in the picture, is only 15 years old. Fifteen years old! The picture is undoubtedly beautiful and far from what I would call vulgar, but the truth of the matter is that Miley is just a young girl whose fan base is primarily girls 10 and under. Overall, I think the photographer should have taken a different approach, to take into account Miley's age, as well as the age of her fans."
"Being the dedicated Miley Cyrus fan that I am, I was completely unaware that her picture was even in Vanity Fair, let alone had caused controversy. After reading critiques online about how 'scandalous' and degrading to women it is, I Google imaged the photo to see for myself. For those of you who haven't seen the picture yet, it is simply a side shot of Cyrus that shows her exposed back and her arms gripping a sheet that covers her front. Granted, it is much more scando than anything you would see on Disney Channel, but it is also much more artistic and gratifying of Ms. Hannah Montana. I don't think parents have to worry about their 12-year-old daughters walking around with sheets as T-shirts because little girls will probably be more likely to be caught sneaking a glance at a J-14 magazine than flipping through Vanity Fair. Everyone needs to grow up and stop wearing Limited Too at some point in their life … Miley Cyrus just happened to grow up a little sooner than many fans had hoped."
"I think that the pictures of Miley Cyrus, particularly the topless shot of her looking at the camera over her shoulder, is yet another example of the danger of fame for teen celebrities. She is supposed to be an example of the 'Disney clean' image, playing Hannah Montana. She is a girl whom millions of children admire and aspire to be. I think that this also shows that children should choose more down-to-earth role models, like older siblings or adults who don't necessarily try to be famous, but only wish to make the world a better place and to do the right thing, instead of the somewhat flighty and misled stars of our time."
"I think it is sad that a 15-year old girl would pose for such suggestive photos. In Miley Cyrus' case, she's a role model to many young women, which makes it even more disappointing. It's a shame that Vanity Fair and Annie Leibowitz exploited her this way, even if her parents allowed it. She's only 15 and has a lot to deal with."
"First of all, I'm surprised that Miley Cyrus' parents actually permitted Vanity Fair to take those topless photos of their daughter. I don't know about Billy Ray, but my dad definitely wouldn't allow it! Secondly, before she did that photo shoot, did Miley think about all the little girls who look up to her? What are they going to think when they see their idol posing for suggestive photos like these? I just hope Miley Cyrus stops here before she gets in too deep and ends up like Britney Spears."
"I have always been amazed with this young girl. She has accomplished more in the past year than I could ever imagine. She is very fortunate to have so much success and have so many kids looking up to her. It's terrible that she has gone to such extreme levels in order to receive more attention. However, I am not completely shocked. A few months ago, Miley posted suggestive photos of herself in her underwear on her MySpace. I thought this might just be a one-time-only thing, but she posted more last week. (I'm on top of the entertainment news.) I understand that Hollywood has pressured Miley to grow up and branch out of the Disney Channel, but it does not make sense to me why someone so prominent would post inappropriate photos of themselves on the Internet -- where everyone can see them. As a young star, Miley is obviously in a tough position. It is unfortunate that every mistake this young girl makes will be blown out of proportion, but I wouldn't be surprised if Miley loses a few fans who have morals."