Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Miley Cyrus Shows Some Ankle; May Have Gone In Public Without Veil!

Miley Cyrus, 15 year old Super-mega-star of stage, screen, and song, was recently photgraphed by Annie Leibowitz for Vanity Fair magazine. One of the photographs featured the young actress/singer/mullet-heiress dressed in only a satin bedsheet, which has skinophobic Modesty Advocates across the country up in arms. Or, up in sleeves, anyway. Long, modesty-preserving sleeves.

For comment, The Daily Blog of the Day turned to an outraged parent named Bob Meyers, who asked that his name not be used in publication.

"Yeah, I was pretty disgusted", said Bob Meyers. "I mean she is very obviously naked in that picture, except for, you know.. the fabric covering up the entire front of her body. But aside from that, she is totally naked! If you kind of squint a little, and hold the magazine at the right angle, you can pretty much see the outline of one of her.. um.. you-know-whats.. quite clearly, unless maybe that's just a wrinkle in the fabric there.

"I would have thought [father, and former Chippendale's dancer] Billy-Ray [Cyrus] would have raised her better than that! I mean you can see her whole shoulder, and back, and everything! Except for that sheet, I mean. But if you think that wrapping up your nakedness in a couple of yards of fabric makes it somehow OK to be photographed like that, then you've got another thing coming!"

One Blog, mediabistro's FishbowlNY, turned to blogger and professional photo editor Rob Haggart for comment. His thoughts on the photo shoot were, "You point a camera at anybody and they start to take their clothes off".

We here at TDBotD are pretty sure he is wrong on this point. However, look for Nikon to begin using this as their new slogan in their Summer marketing campaign, aimed at selling cameras to males between the ages of 12 and 89.

3 comments:

Rob said...

Well said Frank. Well, said! I think Miley is perfectly safe from 'wardrobe' malfunctions at this point. ;)

purpleivey said...

Oh, the scandal! Help me to the chaise - I may swoon! (Hey, you can't see ankle in that picture! We've been gyped!)

Well, at least she's not anorexic and on crack...

On an entirely different note, do you know if Liebowitz was referencing a painting when she took the shot? I feel like that photo's set up just like a painting I've seen...

Frank Gibson said...

Thanks for stopping by, Rob! Hope this gives you a needed break from sweating in the fields all day!

And Liz, I do not know if there was a reference painting in mind, although from the bit that I read, it doesn't seem that way. Seems the pose "Just Happened". You know, after a couple of Long Island Ice Teas, one thing leads to another...