Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth were seen at a nightclub together in Paris as the singer tries to defend her image of being a good girl “gone bad” scrutiny from the public.
The one time Disney star has been trying to separate herself from her Hannah Montana image. But it has come under a lot of scrutiny from her fans.
“The press seems to think that I’m trying to make this big turn and become a bad girl, and really I’m trying to be more connected with the Earth,” Cyrus says.
Some of the image problems stem from a few controversial decisions made by the now 18 year-old singer actress. In December 2007, a brief controversy emerged when photos, Cyrus had posted on her private MySpace account, depicting her and a female friend sharing a piece of licorice and “almost kissing,” were spread across the internet, prompting rumors of lesbianism.
In April 2008, several provocative images of Cyrus in her underwear and swimsuit were leaked onto the web by a teenager who hacked her Gmail account. She described the images as “silly, inappropriate shots” and stated, “I am going to make mistakes and I am not perfect. I never intended for any of this to happen and I am truly sorry if I have disappointed anyone.”
Later in 2010, TMZ released a video of Cyrus, then 16, giving Adam Shankman, producer of The Last Song, a lap dance at the film’s wrap party. Miley’s father defended her actions, saying she was just “having fun” and that “it’s what people her age do.” Later that year in December, TMZ released a video of Cyrus, which took place five days after her 18th birthday at her Los Angeles home, in which she is seen smoking from a bong.
Cyrus has admitted that she is keen to “explore sexuality.” However, she says that although she is not the “crazy lady” some portray her to be she is open to experiencing the same things that other girls her age do. She also adds she is tired of apologizing for it.