Miley Cyrus broke out on the scene by starring in Disney’s Hannah Montana when she was just 11 years old. Since then, she has moved on to movies, a music career, and even advising and judging up and coming artists on The Voice. But her career hasn’t been a smooth journey.
She has made headlines multiple times for different controversies over the years. Some of them included feuds with fellow Disney stars, multiple accusations of racism, and more. But what shocked people the most? Here are her 15 biggest controversial moments so far.
1. Her topless Vanity Fair photo shoot
One of Cyrus’ first scandals was her Vanity Fair photo shoot, which happened when she was 15 years old. Many were shocked to see the young girl topless and covering herself with a sheet in the photo. Cyrus released a statement after there was a lot of backlash over the image.
“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 said according to The Huffington Post. “I never intended for any of this to happen and I apologize to my fans who I care so deeply about.”
The photographer, Annie Leibovitz also released a statement after the controversy. “I’m sorry that my portrait of Miley has been misinterpreted,” she said. “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.”