Her back is bare and her pose provocative and vulnerable as she stares over her shoulder into the camera, while wrapped in little more than a rumpled sheet. Within minutes of the image being unveiled, a media furore erupted. That parents are fuming is undeniable. As the main actress in the popular Disney TV show Hannah Montana, she plays an ordinary brunette leading a secret double-life as a blonde pop star. Everyone thought it was a beautiful and natural portrait of Miley. By all accounts, Miley has her feet firmly on the ground.
Within minutes of the image being unveiled, a media furore erupted.
Is this 15-year-old too young to strip?
I tried to steer her away from showbusiness but you see how well she listened to me. Then came the photo. For some — not least for Vanity Fair magazine — her statement is a backtrack. Miley with her family. A comment made by her father Billy Ray earlier this year now seems more pertinent than ever. Miley is just 15 years old.