Shame on Annie Leibovitz! As a photographer she should have chosen a pose that was age-appropriate to her client. Miley Cyrus is quoted as saying, “That’s what she wanted me to do, and you can’t say no to Annie” (4/28, A-6, “Star apologizes for photo shoot”).
Therefore, I think Leibovitz should be held responsible for the inappropriate pose. Don’t blame Miley. Miley was probably starstruck with the idea of working with a photographer of such stature and fame. She has already expressed regret and embarrassment at the photograph. That shows me maturity beyond her 15 years.
By the way, I am a professional photographer.
Famous or not, Annie Leibovitz is guilty of exploitation of a child, and Billy Ray Cyrus is guilty of neglect.