Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton tries to defuse a rumor he created by posting a picture of Miley Cyrus on his Twitter account that seemed to suggest the ‘Hannah Montana’ star had been photographed without wearing underwear.
The photo showed the 17-year-old Cyrus climbing out of a car while wearing a short, white dress. As with most Perez Hilton photos, it had writings that said “warning” and the space between Miley’s legs was pixilated.
Although the photo was later removed by Perez, who had about 2 million followers on Twitter, the media picked up on the news and talks among the web was whether the Los Angeles-based Hilton could be prosecuted for distributing child pornography, considering that Cyrus is still a minor under U.S. law.
In his defense, Perez Hilton said in a video that the photo was fake because Cyrus “clearly wearing underwear.” He added, “Do you think Miley is that stupid to be out in public without panties? Do you think I am stupid enough to post a photo of Miley if she is not wearing any underwear down there?” Hilton explained that the photo was to highlight Miley’s “very unladylike fashion” as she got out of the car.
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