Miley Cyrus takes back apology for 2008 Vanity Fair portrait

Miley Cyrus, the former “Hannah Montana” star, took back her apology for a photo in Vanity Fair in 2008 that some said was too suggestive for a 15-year-old.

Cyrus on Sunday took to Twitter and took a screenshot of The New York Post’s cover at the time. She wrote, “IM NOT SORRY F*** YOU #10yearsago.”

Miley Cyrus took back her apology for the Vanity Fair photo (left bottom corner) taken in 2008.

Miley Cyrus took back her apology for the Vanity Fair photo (left bottom corner) taken in 2008. (New York Post)

The photos were taken by Annie Leibovitz, a renowned celebrity photographer whose edgy, silver-toned portraits have included subjects such as Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson and a naked, pregnant Demi Moore.

Cyrus, at the time, said in a statement that she "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."

The Cyrus apology led Leibovitz to say she was “sorry that my portrait of Miley has been misinterpreted."

"Miley and I looked at fashion photographs together and we discussed the picture in that context before we shot it. The photograph is a simple, classic portrait, shot with very little makeup, and I think it is very beautiful," she said.

The Disney Channel, which airs Cyrus' TV show "Hannah Montana," was also critical of Vanity Fair.

"Unfortunately, as the article suggests, a situation was created to deliberately manipulate a 15-year-old in order to sell magazines," a network statement said.

Vanity Fair defended the story and photo shoot in a statement of its own. "Miley's parents and/or minders were on the set all day," the magazine said. "Since the photo was taken digitally, they saw it on the shoot and everyone thought it was a beautiful and natural portrait of Miley."

The Associated Press contributed to this report