Miley Cyrus Blames “American Conservatism” For Topless Vanity Fair Photo Controversy

Now that the dust has settled, Miley Cyrus is changing her tune about the controversial topless Vanity Fair photo that made headlines last June. After initially saying she was humiliated by the public outrage that followed the photoshoot with famed photog Annie Leibovitz; Miley now says the flick wasn’t really that bad.

The 16-year-old actress blames America “conservatism” for the reaction to the picture of her nude and covered with only a sheet.

“Everyone outside of America liked it a little bit more because that’s more like the style, but the States are really conservative,” Miley told Scotland’s Daily Record about the Leibovitz shoot. “[I] guess I just had to deal with that and just realize that I got to work with an amazing photographer.”