What apology? Miley Cyrus took to Twitter to let the world know that she’s not sorry for posing semi-naked on the cover of Vanity Fair at just 15 years old. The former Hannah Montana star — who has become incredibly vocal about her thoughts and opinions over the years — shared a photo of the front page of the April 28, 2008, edition of The New York Post featuring her “scandalous” Vanity Fair photo with the headline, “MILEY’S SHAME.” Watch the video above to see what she thinks of the controversy now!
“My goal in my music and my acting is always to make people happy,” she told People in an apology statement in 2008. “For Vanity Fair, I was so honored and thrilled to work with Annie [Leibovitz]. I took part in a photo shoot that was supposed to be ‘artistic’ and now, seeing the photographs and reading the story, I feel so embarrassed.”
She added, “The pictures of me on the Internet were silly, inappropriate shots. I appreciate all the support of my fans, and hope they understand that along the way I am going to make mistakes and I am not perfect. I never intended for any of this to happen and I am truly sorry if I have disappointed anyone. Most of all, I have let myself down. I will learn from my mistakes and trust my support team. My family and my faith will guide me through my life’s journey.”
Since the Vanity Fair fiasco, Miley has become unapologetically herself. Not only going through a twerking phase soon after the photo shoot, but also making headlines for her risqué behavior and the limited clothing she consistently wore in the public eye. And while she has calmed down a bit, fans were incredibly happy to see her retract the apology statement.
“I F–KING LOVE YOU FOR THIS. Iconic. This should be hanging in the Louvre,” one person wrote. Another said, “No need to apologize ever.” Although she may not have known what the reaction was going to be to this tweet, she’s finally just being Miley and it’s refreshing AF.