Miley Cyrus retracted her apology for her controversial decade-old Vanity Fair shoot during a tweeting spree on Sunday (29Apr18).
The now 25-year-old singer had been sharing throwback pictures of herself when she came across a cover of the New York Post in 2008, which ran the headline "MILEY'S SHAME", alongside the sub-header: "TV's 'Hannah' apologises for near-nude pic."
The front page was a reference to the controversy surrounding the photoshoot the then 15-year-old Miley took part in with Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair magazine.
One snap saw Miley, who was then most famous for her role on Disney Channel show Hannah Montana, apparently topless, with her modesty protected by just a thin satin sheet wrapped around her body.
The singer issued an apology following the global uproar caused by the image, stating: "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 apologise to my fans who I care so deeply about."
However, Miley clearly has a different view on the controversy these days, as she tweeted the New York Post front page alongside the caption: "IM NOT SORRY. F**k YOU (sic)."
A caption for the picture in Vanity Fair at the time saw Miley downplay any potential controversy surrounding the picture, as she was quoted as saying: "No, I mean I had a big blanket on. And I thought, 'This looks pretty, and really natural.' I think it’s really artsy.”
As well as Miley's apology, Disney also had to issue a statement, which read: "Unfortunately, as the article suggests, a situation was created to deliberately manipulate a 15-year-old in order to sell magazines."