By Honey Gillard

The past few days have seen much controversy strike the name of 15-year-old ‘Hannah Montana’ star Miley Cyrus; following the release of somewhat ‘racy’ photos. But actress Jamie Lee Curtis has stood up for the young actress saying that she wishes “her guardians had protected her”.

Curtis, who has also been in the line of fire recently after posing “topless” for AARP magazine wrote an opinion piece on the over-reaction of the tabloids over the mild photos taken of Cyrus for a Vanity Fair spread.

“I woke up this morning concerned about the world food shortage and Korean defectors attempting self immolation in protest of Beijing and was astonished at the amount of attention a young woman named Miley Cyrus was getting for a topless, or shall I say backless, photograph in Vanity Fair. ” Curtis began.

Having recently experienced a similar situation and having to deal with the consequential scrutiny Curtis says she feels for the young star, and fears the aftermath of such scrutiny on such a young girl.

“I know how Miley feels. I too was a little embarrassed by my recent topless “scandal” and the subsequent parodies, but I am an adult woman. I protected myself during the shoot and I can take the heat. I only wish that her guardians had protected her.” She expresses.

Curtis also further pushed the role of the entertainment industry in the destruction of teen stars – striking back at those scrutinizing the girl for what they ultimately made her do.

“When these young people get all dressed up for award show red-carpet events don’t we all comment how beautiful, stunning and grown-up they look in their strapless/backless dresses and heels and tousled hair? None of this is new. None of this should be news. But it is news because it is a business. It is all Business. It is called Show Business. Show Abyss-ness! I call it Show-OFF Business. You throw a child onto the jaws of a business and they will get eaten.”

Only time will tell what wounds will be made and how Cyrus deals with the pressures of Hollywood. All I can say is Cyrus, ‘whatever doesn’t kill you just makes you stronger’.

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Source – The Huffington Post


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