Miley’s much hyped photo shoot for Vanity Fair – as you can see, her top half is covered in nothing but a sheet. What’s more alarming though is that expression. That always open mouth hanging open per usual, begging to be desired.

Reminder: she’s 15. Of course she wants to be sexy. All 15 year olds want to be sexy. To be 25. To be older. To not be stuck in teen limbo. To be “understood” like an adult. Of course she does. It’s a total textbook fantasy.

The fulfillment of that fantasy made possible by the adults in her life is what makes this sh*t deplorable.

But of course Team Miley is now backpedaling. Anticipating the criticism, Miley has now released a statement explaining:

"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. "I never intended for any of this to happen and I apologize to my fans who I care so deeply about.”

Vanity Fair however isn’t having any of it. The magazine quickly fired back:

"Miley"s parents and/or minders were on the set all day. Since the photo was taken digitally, they saw it on the shoot and everyone thought it was a beautiful and natural portrait of Miley. In fact, when [Vanity Fair writer] Bruce Handy interviewed Miley, he asked her about the photo and she was very cheerful about it and thought it was perfectly fine.”

Disney, as you would expect, is standing behind its “wholesome” star, describing the Vanity Fair spread as follows:

"Unfortunately, as the article suggests, a situation was created to deliberately manipulate a 15-year-old in order to sell magazines."

This coming from a company that is deliberating exploiting a 15 year old in order to sell… EVERYTHING! From books to movies to tv shows to clothing to a concert tour… what ISN’T Disney marketing via Miley???

As for the shoot…

Her father was on this shoot. Her manager, her publicist, her team, several suits from Disney, all on hand to protect their latest piece of teen property. So picture then what was going down – picture a 15 year old posing for photos, with her lips suggestively swollen, her inviting eyes experienced beyond her years, her shoulder cocked just so, and hear it in your head, hear the ADULTS surrounding her calling out their approval:

Yeah Miley, that’s great. Just like that. Perfect. Now hold it – hold it right there. Amazing. That’s the shot. That was the money shot. A few more of those honey. That’s good… tilt your chin down a little more? Yes, yes. Wonderful. And drop your eyes … Incredible. You look so incredible.

No doubt, the 15 year old who doesn’t want to be a girl anymore… she probably ate it all up.

And now some predator will be able to enjoy these while waiting to pay for eggs in line at the grocery.

This is what they’re selling. Yes. Disney too.

So you still think Miley Cyrus will avoid the curse of the child star? You really think she won’t be a Britney/Lindsay? One day, they all fall down. Trust.

If you can stomach more of Miley from Vanity Fair click here.