Singer/actress Miley Cryus just can’t seem to keep her clothes on. In a publicity ploy for her new album, Bangerz, released on Tuesday, Cyrus appears topless in a Terry Richardson photo shoot. It doesn’t stop there though and only gets worse. Not only is the pop singer baring her nipples, but she reveals almost all of herself through a sheer outfit choice while humping an Arizona iced tea can. Whether the Arizona iced tea company is happy with this controversial and shocking publicity remains to be seen. She also is depicted smoking a cigarette and a joint at the same time. There’s more – she also makes out with an ice cream cone and continues her trademark of sticking out her tongue at almost everyone and everything. Keep it in your mouth, Miley!
Cyrus’s rebellious stunts in the past are the most recent twerking episode at The Video Music Awards and her “Wrecking Ball” music video which influenced college kids to act out their own Miley-inspired, naked-licking sledgehammer escapades. The video was also directed by Richardson; maybe those two aren’t such a good pair. The star is also set to appear on Saturday Night Live where America will most certainly see her shocking, sexual side become even more potent.
She was born in Nashville, Tennessee as Destiny Hope Cyrus and nicknamed “Smiley” which, of course, led to the Miley known, loved, and hated all over the world. At an early age she was cast into the spotlight, becoming famous for the wholesome Hannah Montana character she played on The Disney Channel. Much like Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera were made famous as a result of their involvement with Disney, Miley became super popular to teeny boppers everywhere. Her father, famed country singer Billy Rae Cyrus, also appeared on the television show with her, but it was always clear that Miley was in control of her fame and fortune. After Hannah Montana she chose to focus on acting, but she couldn’t stay away from the music scene for too long, which leads to the openly sexual burst of energy paraded around what seems to be everywhere these days.
Perhaps the drastic change in her public image originated when she chopped off her long hair for more of a punk rock, bleached blonde style and with her recent break-up with actor Liam Hemsworth, brother of Chris “Thor” Hemsworth. Maybe he’s even better off without her. All that is known is that Miley, love her or hate her, is here to stay in the heart of pop culture for however longs she wants.
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