Photographer Defends 'Classic Portrait' of Miley

Leibovitz says critics misinterpret racy shot of teen star
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2008 7:11 PM CDT
American photographer Annie Leibovitz arrives at Buckingham Palace in London, Tuesday March 27 , 2007.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Photographer Annie Leibovitz is defending her controversial picture of 15-year-old Miley Cyrus, saying the shot for Vanity Fair has been "misinterpreted," CNN reports. "The photograph is a simple, classic portrait," Leibovitz said of the picture of a topless Cyrus with a towel covering her breasts. "I think it is very beautiful."