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Leibovitz Scrutinized Over Image of Teen Star


Annie Leibovitz has come under attack recently for a photo she took of Miley Cyrus, the 15-year-old Disney Channel star of "Hannah Montana."

The image, created for Vanity Fair, reveals a topless Cyrus clinging to a satin sheet with her back toward the camera. The Disney Channel commented that "a situation was created to deliberately manipulate a 15-year-old in order to sell magazines."

Cyrus, also the daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, apologized to her fans and said she was "embarrassed" by the photos.

Leibovitz issued a personal statement on April 28, saying, "I'm sorry that my portrait of Miley has been misinterpreted."
Vanity Fair remarked that guardians were present during the shoot. Since the images were shot digitally, all parties present were able to view them, the magazine added.