Miley Cyrus, 15, has recently come under fire for her controversial topless photos in Vanity Fair. Your comments and opinions are highly encouraged in our Face-Off as The Hollywood Gossip staff members debate the following question ...
ARE THE MILEY CYRUS VANITY FAIR PHOTOS INAPPROPRIATE?
YES by mischalova
By law, Miley Cyrus cannot drive a car. She cannot vote, purchase tobacco products, appear in adult videos, serve in the Army or take a sip of alcohol. There is a reason for this: those in charge of this great nation have deemed such activities to be inappropriate and dangerous for a 15-year old.
Whether you think the topless photo of Cyrus in Vanity Fair is "racy" or "artistic," you must agree that it is inappropriate and dangerous, just as sending the singer into the battlefields of Iraq, armed with a voting booth and pack of cigarettes, would be.
At its heart, covering one's bare body with a blanket is a seductive pose.
It's been duplicated throughout time by beautiful women such as Megan Fox and Christina Aguilera. Do you really think they were trying to be artistic, or attempting to sell their records/movies via their sexuality?
Eventually, this may be a permissible path for Cyrus. But not yet. A 15-year old should not be seducing anyone with anything but a catchy beat and a sitcom.
NO by Free Britney
Judge not lest ye be judged.
- Matthew 7:1
How quickly we vilify celebrities - but for what purpose? Jealousy? Self-righteousness? A misguided belief that celebs are (or should be) perfect humans?
Before you get up on your high horse regarding these Miley Cyrus photos, ask yourself what she has ever done to you? By posing for these (tasteful, artistic, innocent) pictures, Miley committed no crime - except in the court of public opinion.
Face it, she is being held to an unfairly high standard simply because the Disney Channel cuts her paychecks. That is preposterous.
Cyrus is a fine young woman who has every right to make her own decisions regarding her body and her image. If offered the cover of Vanity Fair, and a photo shoot with Annie Leibovitz, maybe a lot of us would jump at that chance.
You know it's true. So cut this wonderful, sexy star some slack, enjoy her fine contributions to the entertainment world, and move on.
What do you think? Which side of this Miley Cyrus Face-Off are you on!?