Considering the fairly random people that have voiced their opinion on Miley Cyrus' recent rash of racy photos - from Bill O'Reilly to Joe Jonas - it's nice to hear from someone a bit closer to the situation for a change.
Annie Leibovitz is the woman behind the controversial Vanity Fair photograph that depicts Cyrus topless, albeit covered by a blanket; and she says the image "simple" and "beautiful."
A behind-the-scenes look at one of the Miley Cyrus topless photos from Vanity Fair. It's caused quite the uproar across entertainment news - and legitimate news - sources.
"I'm sorry that my portrait of Miley has been misinterpreted," Leibovitz said in a statement issued Monday. "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."
It's also inappropriate for a 15-year old Disney star. But that's something Miley's parents and handlers should have been aware of long before this scandal spiraled out of control. Unless...
... they wanted it that way. What do you think?