Perez Hilton responds to Miley Cyrus photo uproar: 'It's okay for [her] to be a little sexier. Because she's almost 18.'

Miley-CyrusImage Credit: Albert L. Ortega/PR PhotosPerez Hilton is under heavy fire for posting a photo of 17-year-old Miley Cyrus, apparently sans underwear, getting out of a car. He prefaced the link: “If you are easily offended, do NOT click here … Oh, Miley! Warning: truly not for the easily offended!” The post and reportedly explicit photo have since been removed.

Hilton posted a video reaction to the Internet’s uproar Monday night that was about as “apologetic” as child pornography is “legal.” In the video, Hilton explained, “I think now it’s okay for Miley to be a little sexier. Because she’s almost 18, you know, so it’s okay for Miley to show her boobs and expand, uh, her horizons.” Neither Hilton nor Cyrus has addressed the incident directly. (Cyrus’ rep has yet to respond to EW’s calls for comment.)

An attorney told Salon.com that Hilton could be facing serious legal trouble.

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  • Madd

    Perez Hilton is an *******, but Miley has been posting inappropriate pictures for years. And it’s not like she had anyone tell her that was wrong….I mean, have you SEEN her mother?

    • T.

      Inappropriate and pornography are very different.

      • Ana

        I’d also add that pornography and child pornography are very different. There’s also a difference between taking the pictures yourself and then posting them and having some pap take them and sell them to a sleazebag to post.

      • lando

        relax people the picture is fake. She was wearing underwear and some ahole photoshopped it. It still doesn’t excuse his decision to post it and I think he may end up being charged and labelled as a sex offender

      • Chris

        Photoshopping the face of a 17 year old onto another body is still considered child pornography lando. I personally hope he gets into serious legal trouble over this as it will limit his ability to be a raging pink-haired douche.

      • Lucy

        I agree and this was pornography of a child (sorry folks 17) and then he put it on the internet-which is considered “distribution”-so are the FEDS allowing this???

      • Tonya

        The world would be a better place if Perez Hilton was shut down – he’s a disgusting vile human being. I hope he gets brought up on child porn charges if only to make him go away forever.

      • Ashley

        Couldn’t agree more tonya

      • MC

        Tonya, you’ve got it right. Perez is a talentless poison to society, and he deserves the worst.

      • Ana

        I agree with Tonya. That ugly creep deserves to be locked away. He is a poison to society.

      • Darrin

        Miley intentinally goes down the slutty route so she can appear “all growed up”, and then is offended when her hooh-hah is photographed? If she wants to act like a sleazy little slut, then take the consequences.

      • Robyn

        Bottom line: She is legally a child until she is 18, and is protected by the laws of the country, regardless of any choices she makes. She can act like a “sleazy little slut” all she wants, but the law protects her from scumbags who want to post her sleaziness on the internet, or anywhere else.

      • lindy

        agree

    • Des

      What’s funny about this is Perez desperately trying to justify his action by trying to justify Miley’s poor actions. They’re both idiots and equally at fault

      • Trish

        Except Miley is under 18, so she’s still a child, instead of an adult like Perez. People saying that they’re “equally at fault” makes no sense to me.
        Him posting semi-nude pictures of an underage girl is despicable.

      • thin

        I’m down with this take on it.

      • austinrob

        Well said Des

      • Nina

        No, she is not at fault. The picture was photoshopped! It’s entirely on Perez Hilton and whoever created the fake picture.

      • Winona

        Yep, they are both idiots. Sigh.

      • mike

        One feeds off the other. Perez wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for the Miley’s of the world and visa versa.

      • tic

        i agree,, wish they would both go away… 4 ever

      • Emma

        I’ll bet it was photoshopped so it’s hardly poor decision making on her part. Some asshole flashing a photo under your skirt is hardly your fault. I wear skirts (with underwear obviously) and I’m sure that were there paparazzi watching me get out of a car they could get a peak under it. I hope he rots in jail. Exploiting teenagers like this is sick. If it were a real pic, more reliable media would be condemning her behavior.

      • cusegirl

        I am so in agreement with you Des!

    • lando

      relax people it turns out its a fake.She was wearing underwear and some a-hole photoshopped it. Still doesn’t excuse Perez’s decision to post it. I think he’s going to get charged for this one and could get labelled as a sex offender

      • phillyfilly

        If it looks like a tramp, walks like a tramp, talks like a tramp, then it must be Miley.

      • tic

        well he certainly offends me

      • Merin

        This man is the lowest form of parasite on the planet. I wouldn’t be surprised if he photoshopped the pic himself for the attention.

      • Jab

        Doesn’t matter. Still child porn under the law.

    • Christie

      hardly the first time Hilton has posted something without checking it out to see if it’s accurate or just totally screwing up (apparently he can’t tell any of Demi Moore’s daughters apart). If it’s sleazy he goes with it and then tries his mealy-mouthed apologies afterward.

      • Sadie

        He’s the one that altered the photo not some “unnamed source”. He’s proven time and time again that he’s scum.

    • Bill Ao

      Miley brought this on herself! Saw the pic at thatswag.com/miley and you can see she knew what she was getting into.

    • Rachel

      I agree, Miley has been getting herself into trouble with her pictures for years – but she is still only 17 and Hilton is an a$$ – where did he get this pic – I doubt it took it himself??

      • Rachel is a Fool!

        @ Rachel – Of course he took the picture himself. I think he should get in serious trouble. How funny would it be if he went to jail!

    • Silvia

      What does that even mean? What does her mother have to do with this? She looks fine and from what I’ve heard is not a bad influence. Maybe you are thinking of Dina Lohan.

    • Various_Authors

      Or her sister!?! Their parents probably list “pimp” as their profession on their tax returns.

    • Joyous Jillian

      I hope he goes to jail. He’s been so mean to so many people. This was bound to happen. And that he has to register as a sex offender for life. He deserves no sympathy from anybody. He is a roach.

  • Ceballos

    Well, if Perez Hilton says it’s ok, then…oh wait.

    • Michelle

      Regardless of the fact that she’s “almost 18″, she is still a minor and Perez can be charged with distribution of child pornography. And I hope he is…the pretentious a$$

      • Sue

        If anything, it should be the camera man that should be charged. Have you seen the picture? If you look at the angle of how the picture was taken, the camera man had to kneel down and point his camera upward to ake the shot. That guy is a perv.

      • Michelle

        I refuse to look at pictures like that…especially of a 17 year-old. I agree that the photographer should be charged with taking the picture, but Perez did post it on his site, which falls under distribution and he should be charged as well.

  • Kat

    He’s an idiot. I’ve always loathed him because of what he does, but I figured he had to have at least some kind of intelligence to become such a wealthy and well-known person…but dude. “Almost 18″ is not the same as “18″, and that is how the law sees it. Until kids turn 18, they are minors, and child porn is child porn, regardless of how close to 18 the kid might be. Distributing images of a minor’s private bits and defending it with “she’s almost 18 so it’s okay for her to show her boobs” is the dumbest thing I’ve seen today. I honestly don’t even care that much that Miley’s junk is floating around the internet now because she’s kind of a moron as well, but at least she has the excuse of still being a child.

    • J

      She has the excuse of having poor parenting.

      • Kylie

        I’m sorry but she’s almost 18 now, she needs to take responsibility for her actions.

      • Eli

        and Perez is like 40 something, shouldn’t he take responsibility for HIS actions.

      • mike

        She has no excuse. Poor parenting is not a good excuse. And there also is no excuse for poor taste (on both sides). Miley and Perez intentionally conduct themselves in this manner in order to stay in the public’s eye. They both are shameless and both have to live with their actions.

      • dudley

        How has she or her parents done anyhting wrong? Having people faking photos of her vagina wasn’t her decision! You people are heartless as well as brainless.

    • T.

      Miley is Far from a “Child”, she may not be of legal age yet but she has done and seem more than most of us “Adults” have.

      • Ana

        Even if that’s true that doesn’t make this okay.

      • emily

        agreed. the legal system can’t allow someone to get away with distributing child pornography because of the child’s personal behavior. what kind of precedent would that set?

      • Dave

        @emily: One could hope it would set the precedent that people should be treated by the law based on their capacities rather than a static age. It’s nothing new… how many minors are charged as adults for crimes already?

  • stephen

    Stop going to his site! I know it’s tough because breaking any addition is tough but for the love of our society, please stop visiting perezhilton.com! I broke the habit one year ago and feel cleaner and more stable. You will too! He’s a mean person who is out to ruin us… Yes, I give him that much credit (unfortunately!) boycott his website!

    • Josh

      Same I stopped going to that site. I always felt a bit disgusted while reading it. Perez is a truly disturbed, sad human being.

      Go to pinkisthenewblog or something like that. Most people besides perez are decent human beings.

    • Katie

      I agree. This isn’t about gossip, this isn’t about ‘bringing celebrities down a peg’ because isn’t he a celebrity without the talent to be one. This is about garbage and his defenders are sad sick excuses for human beings who are supporting and encourage his hatred of women,children, and yes gays. The self hating prick should have gone away a long time ago.

    • Hannah

      If you want someone to NOT go to a website, then don’t post the url. Also, if you don’t want someone seeing your vagina, then wear underwear.

      • Portia

        Roughly 80 people have said she was in fact wearing underwear and the photo was altered. THIS is what make Perez the biggest scumbag. People refuse to listen to the truth when faced with something salacious.

    • April

      I was on his site several times a day. Then that Black Eyed Peas incident happened. I haven’t been back since Michael Jackson’s death.

      • dctoronto

        Me too April! How can someone use the word Homophobe to describe people who make anti gay slurs go on and make one himself? He’s a hyporcrite and I only pray his does not get his wish to be the next Idol judge!

      • barb

        totally agreed. i haven’t been back since that happened. he is a vile man and he is covering up his own insecurities by talking crap about celebs.

    • jonze

      I haven’t checked perez website in almost a year an a half. The problem with him is that he is not very intelligent and he thinks he is the next big thing. He lacks talents, class and tact. The best thing to do if you hate him is to not visit his website. As a gay man, I am ashamed to be put in the same group as him. Now everybody thinks that all gays are like PEREZ.

      • ryan

        agreed, he definitely perpetuates the negative stereotypes…but simply as a human being, i am ashamed to be grouped with him.

      • Merin

        I quit his site after he said terrible things about one of Demi Moore’s children. Perez – get off my planet!!

    • emily

      agreed! i stopped reading the site a couple of months ago and don’t miss it at all! he’s mean, bitter, crude, and a waste of time.

    • Mike

      Really, there is NO NEED to go to his site. Everything on there is from SOME OTHER SITE. He steals his stuff, doodles on it and calls it his. Most of the things he posts have been elsewhere for anywhere from a few hours to a day or two.

    • Amy

      I agree. I stopped visiting his site because I read an article about him in Entertainment Weekly that said something to the effect of, “it doesn’t matter as long as they are still visiting my site.” Perez is a hateful, disgusting human being. I always felt so bad for the things he said about people as well as his blantant disrespect for the gay community. I am not gay, but I couldn’t stand how he was constantly screaming from his soap box that anyone who refused to come out was a horrible person. Get a life you friggin loser. Not everyone feels the need to screech about their sexuality all day long. It’s no one’s business but their own. I hate him!!!

    • Portia

      I quit his site after the whole Fergie/Black Eyed Peas hypocrisy. You are right though, Stephen, it was like an addiction! lol!…or not… :(

    • Dave

      I’ve never been on his site and I live on the internet. I hate to break it to all of you who have visited it often… you’ve given him his fame. You can stop visiting it now but the damage is already done.

  • Kinda

    This incident makes me think of Ricky Gervais’ great monologue in the Extra’s finale special about the “gutter press.” I think it’s time to hold the people who take these photos and the people who post them (hello, Perez) accountable.

    • KEVIN

      absolutely agreed! some people are so naive as to say he wasn’t posting for pornographic purposes, but you can’t convict someone on their state of mind while performing a crime. What he did was felonious and he should pay the price of that! I have heard min 15 years and a life time on the sex offenders list, too light for this douche if you ask me, his karma for all the pain he has cause needs to catch up to him

  • me

    I love it when a$$holes get the karma they deserve. But you know what, it’s LA, what’s he gonna get, 90 minutes in jail? Please.

    • 4rocket

      I won’t be surprised if he gets off scot-free either, cause as you said, it’s LA.

    • Jennifer

      Distributing child pornography on the internet (which is basically what he did even if that wasn’t what he meant to do) is a federal crime. It doesn’t matter where he lives, the feds – if they decide to pursue it – will nail him to the wall. They don’t mess around like state and locals do. He’ll get way more than “90 minutes”.

  • Deemer

    Perez Hilton (Mario Armando Lavandeira) isn’t intelligent. Fame found him – completely out of luck. He was unemployed when he started his blog. It took off. End of story.
    Now, let’s see if luck is on his side when he lands in prison.

  • Jessy

    Ummm… I smell a set up. I’m sure Billy Ray and Perez had dinner one night and hatched how they can help each others career. I’m sure Cyrus wont press charges and defend Perez, helping him get little to no punishment. Get’s both their names on everyone’s website.

    • attorney

      The US Attorney doesn’t need anyone’s permission to charge Perez Hilton.

      This was really, really dumb of PH to do.

      • will

        Very true. He can be sent to an then would have to register as a sex offender (a life title) and will most likely be barred from the internet. The loophole maybe that it was photo shopped. This should be interesting.

    • Riss

      Not even Miley can save him from the consequences of his actions. According to the law he distributed child pornography and he should be held accountable for it. There’s been such an uproar about it already that I’d be really surprised if he didn’t get jail time.

      • amanda

        Is that kinda like,”Mom I’m kinda pregnant”!!

  • mr_clean

    she’s ALMOST legal? has anyone prosecuted for statutory rape ever tried that as a defense? I’m sure it will be OK.

  • MYLADY

    Perez has always done this to people…they love the press…she should of had her underpants on…she acts more slutty every day….if she was my daughter she would get her butt kick for this ….

    • Katie

      So because he always does it it is somehow ok? and yet she is totally to blame? right ok. That is what is wrong with the world. She sucks and he sucks more for doing to people and his readers suck most of all.

    • Lindsey

      Victim blaming is disgusting.

    • JB

      Moron, can you READ? It was PHOTOSHOPPED! She did have underwear on, some jackass photoshopped her without and instead of verifying it was real, Creepoid Hilton threw it up there without a thought. Because THAT is what he does.

      Two or so years ago his site was funny and just normal gossip. now it’s just horrendous. I hear his sister and a couple other people are doing it all for him and it’s so inaccurate it’s not funny.

      I hope he gets nailed to the wall. His pimping of teenage boy actors and slashing verbally of teenage female stars is bordering on disgusting. What a message to send people.

      • Terry

        Yeah JB, I don’t understand the idiots who come to this site and feel a need to post and don’t read all the posts that have pointed out that it was photoshopped. Quit harping on Miley. Ask yourself if it was your 17 year old daughter that someone photoshopped, regardless of how she dresses, and how you’d feel. And even if the picture wasn’t faked, if someone doesn’t want to wear underwear, it’s their business. It’s been awhile since I’ve been on his site, but I remember that the guy had people that he just hated. I could understand why he didn’t like the beauty queen(though why he chooses to make it personal, I don’t know). But he had a real hatred for that girl that dates Zach Effron, I’m not sure why, maybe cause he thinks he’s cute and is jealous. But I also rmember he had this hatred for Miley and was always writing things about her. Now this,beyond a possible criminal charge, she probably can make a good case for slander as he doesn’t do things to report them, but has the intent to do certain celebrities harm.

    • Sadie

      MYLADY, is your name Mario by chance?

  • Miss Talk

    Okay, Perez is a perezite but Miley knows exactly what she’s doing. Isn’t Britney her role-model? Next step: the background dancer.

  • Adriana

    Haha! Perez is what you call a hypocrite and I’m so glad he’s getting a taste of his own medicine right now. “Almost 18″…That’s what the gay man who constantly sexualizes tweens even though he’s 33! What a pedophile! Almost 18 is what older men say to justify rape and pedophilia.

  • To All You Morons

    When a girl like this gives a lap dance to an older man and does a stripper pole dance number on television for younger kids, the real issue is why that isn’t addressed. Its only a concern now because she isn’t selling herself, or her family for that matter. This country, this world for that matter has no moral value any more.

  • acey

    It wasn’t her boobs it was her underwearless crotch. And regardless of how close to 18 she is and regardless of all the sexy pictures she’s posted herself that is still innappropriate and considered child pornography no matter how you look at it. He had no right posting the picture. Honestly no one has any right of posting a picture like that regardless of age in my opinion. I absolutely think be should be charged. I also think miley should put on some underwear and stop selling sex to little kids.

    • sumwhut

      is there a law in this country now that says one must always wear panties? I think the law that was broken is regarding taking and distributing a photograph of what our society considers pornographic, especially involving a so called minor.

  • molly

    porn is porn and miley is a slut

    • Kylie

      agreed

    • Karen

      I’m assuming that you’re a child…if not…it scares me that any adult would call a young girl a “slut”.

      • molly

        young girl yeah right – she stopped being young girl a long time ago – so let me just say “she is slutty” – is that a better way of describing the slut

      • mr_clean

        amen!

      • Kevin

        It is scary that some people would call a 17 year old girl who they never personally met a slut based on the clothes she wears and some provacative pictures. She is 17 years old – she is entitled to make some mistakes. Perez is a full grown adult who should have used some common sense and some common decency. He is 100% at fault for this incident – not Miley.

    • Miley is a …

      SKANK, pure and simple.

      • 4rocket

        This really isn’t any different than implying a rape victim deserved to be assaulted because she dressed and behaved in a provocative manner. It doesn’t matter if they acted inappropriately or not, that never gives the perpetrator permission to do what he does when it’s against the law. Same applies to Perez. However “slutty” Miley is, he has no right to publish unauthorized pictures of what is essentially a minor without her underwear, photoshopped or not. Perez should be charged and sentenced accordingly. I can’t believe how people will complain that celebrities are allowed to get away with anything, yet they practically demand for an exception to the law be made when a celebrity they don’t like is a victim of an offense.

    • kelsey

      … And what does that prove? That Miley deserves to be photographed like that because she wears revealing clothes? That she was *asking* for it? I truly, truly hate victim-blaming.

      • molly

        check that – no underwear

    • Mileyfan

      Look at all these puritans lol! She’s living her life to the fullest and you’re jealous because you let your life go by. Sad really.

      • Person Who Talks

        Mileyfan: If you think that this is what “living life to the fullest” means, then you are a sad human being, really.

    • Leonita

      many of times that I was going to change and falied, but I am not going to quit. I am going to pick myself up and keep on going. I wish you luck on your goals. Number 1 and 3 would be pretty hard for me. I love TMZ and Perez. I check them everyday multiple times a day. And sleeping at 11PM, whoa, what’s that? The last time I used to do that is when I was in High School. My three goals for this week:1. Eating fruit and veggies as my meal once a day.2. Cutting out all soda and juices. Or drink one can of soda/juice per day.3. Work out everyday for at least 45 Mins. OOOH, I hope I can do it. ***crossing fingers***Fresh by Jen //

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