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"I took part in a photo shoot that was supposed to be 'artistic' and now, seeing the photographs and reading the story, I feel so embarrassed."
- Miley Cyrus, talking about her risqué Vanity Fair photo shoot with photographer Annie Leibovitz, in a statement to People
"I'm sorry that my portrait of Miley has been misinterpreted ... Miley and I looked at fashion photographs together, and we discussed the picture in that context before we shot it.
"The photograph is a simple, classic portrait, shot with very little makeup, and I think it is very beautiful."
- Annie Leibovitz, in a statement released by Vanity Fair