What kind of parents permit their 15 year-old daughter to pose semi-nude for the cover of an internationally distributed magazine? And why is it that Miley Cyrus, the 15 year-old is the only person in the family saying anything about being embarrassed?
My mother pointed out months ago what she saw as a parental conflict in the Cyrus household. The elder Cyrus appears to be exploiting his daughter’s talents to his own benefit. Reviving his short-lived and then annoying career in the ultimate stage father role-appearing with and performing with his talented daughter.
The more important question is WHY WOULD HE PERMIT THIS? As far as etiquette and child rearing is concerned why let your daughter pose half dressed for ANY one, all respect to Ms. Leibovitz? Even if those concerns don’t matter, is Disney-Miley’s primary source of income-permitting and endorsing this behavior?
These parents need to grow up. Miley is a teenager. Let her be one. Don’t exploit her when she’s not old enough to tell you no. Although she is old enough to say she’s embarrassed. Someone taught her to have shame. That’s a good thing. Maybe that person can shepherd her career because her father obviously has his best interests at heart. Not Miley’s best interest.