Miley Cyrus nude photos splashed across the internet yet again?
Not so fast. Miley Cyrus, the child star of Hannah Montana fame, has become increasingly provocative throughout her teen years. Every so often, celebrity gossip sites and internet message boards heat up with rumors of racy pictures said to be of Miley. The rumors have surfaced yet again, this time of a leaked nude photo that Miley Cyrus had taken of herself with a cell phone.
Though Miley has certainly allowed herself to be seen in scantily outfits that don’t befit her wholesome, tween-centered image, it’s unlikely that these new alleged nude photos are actually of her. Surveying the photo in question, the New York Daily News rightly pointed out that the girl in the photo, whose head is obstructed, does not show the rather unique “Just Breathe” tattoo that is situated just below Miley’s left breast.
However, this rational rebuttal isn’t likely to dissuade internet gossip mongers, who continue to spread a wildfire of rumors that the photo is indeed Miley Cyrus.
This latest incident is one in a string of similar incidents where young actresses have had nude photos leaked of themselves on the internet. The most recent noteworthy example is that of Kat Dennings, who was the unfortunate victim of a nude photo leak just weeks ago.
However, in the case of Kat Dennings, there was relatively little dispute over the authenticity of the photos; some conspiracy theorists even went so far as to speculate that Dennings’ photos may have been a calculated leak aimed at drumming up interest in her latest indie film, Daydream Nation.
The regularity of these leaked photo incidents has been alarming, and leaves one to wonder about shifting conceptions of privacy (and the interest therein) among today’s youth. Photos alleged to be of Miley Cyrus are doubly concerning given the nature of her fame and her fervent popularity among children and tweens.
Of course, racy photos haven’t been the exclusive province of 18 to 25 year old female demographic this year. Helen Mirren, 65, made headlines when appearing in a nude photo spread for NY Magazine. If the photos do turn out to be fake, as most now believe they are, hopefully Miley will be able to wait 47 years before actually revealing anything so personal to the general public.
“Naked Miley Cyrus picture leaked online after sexting? Depends on who you ask” NY Daily News. http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2010/12/02/2010-12-02_naked_miley_cyrus_picture_leaked_online_after_sexting_depends_on_who_you_ask.html. Accessed 12/2/2010.
“Kat Dennings Nude Photos Leaked on the Internet, Stir Controversy.” Doug Brockwell. http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5978334/kat_dennings_nude_photos_leaked_on.html?cat=7. Accessed 12/2/2010.
“Helen Mirren Nude Photos Draw Attention to New York Magazine Interview. Doug Brockwell. http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5514978/helen_mirren_nude_photos_draw_attention.html?cat=40. Accessed 12/2/2010.