Miley Cyrus: "I'm Not The Parent"

Miley Cyrus has had her share of controversy, but she is no longer apologizing for it.


She received a huge backlash from the public for the racy Vanity Fair photoshoot and her Teen Choice Awards performance.

But in a recent interview with Harper's Bazaar, Miley fights back.

In response to the photographs, which she publicly apologized for when they were first released, tells Harper's "Here, my parents are thinking they're seeing a beautiful picture by a major photographer, and the people of America want to see something dirty in that? It doesn't make sense to us because [my family] doesn't look for negativity. But people don't want to say 'What a great performance' or 'What a great shot.' No one wants to look at something like that and see the positive because it doesn't sell a magazine."

And as for the poledancing? "People like controversy because that's what sells. My job is to be a role model, and that's what I want to do, but my job isn't to be a parent," she says. "My job isn't to tell your kids how to act or how not to act, because I'm still figuring that out for myself. So to take that away from me is a bit selfish. Your kids are going to make mistakes whether I do or not. That's just life."

What do you think of Miley's new take on her actions? Do you think parents should back off or do you think they have a right to raise concerns?

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