Fans love and critics hate her, but everyone loves a good Miley Cyrus scandal and bless her little country heart, she’s always willing to give up a new one every few weeks. Maybe it’s the restricted lifestyle of living in the shadow of Disney, but it seems like a lot of these girls really like to let it all hang out. Here are some of the more notorious Miley Cyrus scandals.
- Miley Cyrus Scandal #1: Miley in the shower. In 2007, a hacker broke into Cyrus’ Gmail account and got ahold of several risqué pictures of the young singer in the shower wearing nothing but a white t-shirt and a few of her in her bikini posing like a sexy model. Cyrus played down the story saying it was a harmless thing to do and the public largely took her side.
- Miley Cyrus Scandal #2: The “Vanity Fair” shoot. Famed photographer Annie Lebowitz is typically known for her very creative work with celebrities, but her quasi-nude photo layout with an underage Cyrus sparked a big scandal, most of it falling on her parents who many say should have put their feet down and not permitted such racy pictures to be taken of her. Although, as with many Hollywood parents, they threw the photographer under the bus.
- Miley Cyrus Scandal #3: Miley and the Stripper Pole. For someone who claims to try to be living a wholesome life, this girl knows how to find her way into scandal. In late 2009, she appeared in a Nickelodeon special to promote her hit single “Party in the U.S.A.” and danced on what appeared to be an ice cream cart with a stripper pole on top of it. Parents were of course outrages and Cyrus’ spokespeople were again surprised that people would take the Cyrus' intentions the wrong way.
- Miley Cyrus Scandal #4: Miley and the lap dance. Cyrus made it a whole nine months before the next scandal erupted. This time, she was photographed, giving what appeared to be a lap dance to a 44-year-old gay man at a party. Cyrus, then 16, had to answer the same questions of outrage more parents threw at her and of course her father defended her actions, blowing it off as just some crazy things kids do when they’re young.
- Miley Cyrus Scandal #5: Miley takes the girls for a walk. It’s hard to believe that Cyrus' parents have any control over this girl at all. Just a few months after the lap dance incident. Then 17 year-old Cyrus was seen and photographed by paparazzi walking outside in a thin white t-shirt without her bra, with her nipples clearly visible.