She has defiantly stood her ground against critics following her controversial MTV VMAs performance.
And Miley Cyrus is clearly enjoying the attention – so much so that she’s taken her racy behaviour a step further.
The 20-year-old is seen simulating sex in a shocking new Terry Richardson shoot released Thursday, as she swiped back at Sinead O’Connor’s open letter pleading with her not to let the music industry ‘make a prostitute’ of her.
The images are unashamedly pornographic in nature, showing the former child star in a series of overtly sexual poses, wearing next to nothing.
In a number of pictures, she wears a tiny leotard that barely covers the lower part of her body, featuring a G-string in the back, and a not much thicker strap in the front.
In one shot, she leans against a wall with her hand while fondling herself; in another, she pulls the front of the leotard so high that she exposes half her crotch.
Miley also sticks out her tongue – her now signature move – while holding a beer can suggestively in her groin area.
In another image, she pulls on a tie-dye T-shirt – and nothing else – as she sucks her thumb with her hand firmly clamped between her thighs.
She also brazenly smokes a joint wearing the same outfit, and in another makes out with herself in a mirror.
It’s perhaps no coincidence that the photos were released just one day after Irish singer Sinead published an open letter to the Hannah Montana star, urging her to allow her talent to speak for itself.
While the letter is harshly honest, it is also complimentary to her music. Nevertheless, Miley was clearly not impressed by it.
The pop star took to Twitter on Thursday and apparently likened the Nothing Compares 2 U songstress to mentally ill Amanda Bynes, alluding to Sinead’s public nervous breakdown in 2012.
Miley tweeted: ‘Before Amanda Bynes… There was…’ accompanied by a screengrab of an old Sinead Twitter account (handle: @vampyahslayah) which shows the singer asking for help.
‘and i desperately need to get back on meds today. am in serious danger,’ writes the alleged poser, ‘does any1 know a psychiatrist in Dublin or wicklow who could urgently see my today please?’
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