Will Miley Pic Land Perez in Jail?
One lawyer says it's a definite possibility
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 15, 2010 10:56 AM CDT
Perez Hilton and Miley Cyrus attend the 18th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Award Party at Pacific Design Center on March 7, 2010 in West Hollywood, California.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – The Internet is up in arms over Perez Hilton’s ill-advised tweeting of a Miley Cyrus upskirt photo. The latest:

  • Many seem to think the image was Photoshopped, including Maureen O'Connor, who points to the video shoot the photo was taken from—and notes on Gawker that “in every other photograph she appears to have panties on.”

  • Even if he did Photoshop the image, he could still be in deep doo-doo. An attorney who specializes in child porn cases tells Salon it was “suicidal for him to do this,” and adds that even the most obviously-doctored images (say, a child’s face on a porn star’s body) can still be considered child porn.
  • Other Twitter users didn’t seem to take too kindly to the photo. Bitten and Bound notes some responses, including “I hope he gets arrested” and “Knew you were scum but this is a whole other level.”
  • Hilton himself, apparently unaware of the level of outrage he inspired, recently tweeted a link to a video of him saying, “I think now it’s okay for Miley to be a little sexier, because she’s almost 18. So it’s okay for Miley to show her boobs.”