Miley Cyrus Topless! Or Not. Wait, Maybe.. (NSFW)

Even before she turned 18, the internet has hosted it’s fair share of Miley Cyrus fake nude shots. Some even had some pretty compelling arguments supporting their “authenticity.” Miley hasn’t quite discouraged such desires embracing her newly found sexual independence in the public eye thanks to the exploitative paparazzi media. Of course her revealing music videos, and sexually suggestive on stage antics haven’t helped much either.

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Some media outlets vilified her behavior, and some judged her behavior as driven by furthering her fame, or infamy as the case maybe.  I’ve always viewed the last year or so as Miley simply enjoying the opportunity to be comfortable with both her body, and sexuality. It’s not easy growing up in the public eye, especially when you’re one of the biggest actresses, and pop stars of your generation. After all, she was only recently liberated from her contract with Disney which restrained her from enjoying the natural exploration of being a teenager. While Miley may legally be considered an adult, let’s not forget, she’s still enjoying her youth, and she’s also desperate to shed the good girl image that growing up Disney molded her into. And hey, even if it helps to sell a few more records, can you really fault her for it?

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Sure, it’s a little more over the top than Jessica Biel’s attempt to escape the good girl role that she was typecast into as Mary Camden on the television show 7th Heaven. At 18, Biel shot a very sexy pictorial for the March 2000 issue of Gear Magazine, which outraged the producers of 7th Heaven. Though Biel would go on to remain a regular on the cast for two more years, and return frequently as a guest for the show’s final five seasons, her mission was clearly accomplished. In 2007 she was chosen for the top spot on Stuff Magazine’s “100 Sexiest Women” list, and would go on to become a pretty big movie star. In comparison Biel’s 7th Heaven on screen sisters Beverley Mitchell, and Mackenzie Rosman have both continued their acting careers, but neither has had anywhere near the same level of success as Biel.

So can you really fault Miley for embracing her sexuality in her music videos, and stage show?

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Yesterday was just another day on the internet, until this photo of “Miley Topless Backstage” began to circulate on Twitter. It didn’t take too long for the photo to be ruled fake by Twitter users including “@RealbeaanCyrus” who posted the following tweet exposing the photoshop:

 

But wait, just because one photo is revealed as a fake, don’t give up hope yet! This photo reportedly from photographer Brian Bowen Smith’s shoot with Cyrus for the April 2013 issue of Maxim magazine has surfaced.

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While it’s yet to be confirmed whether this leak is legitimate, or photoshopped, it does seem to fit Miley’s playful hyper-sexual personality. And to be fair, the jewelry matches a photo which Maxim did use that confirms Miley was topless during the shoot.

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Whether or not the photo proves to be authentic is yet to be seen, but one thing is certain. Miley has definitely shed the good girl image. And just like Jessica Biel, it’s paid off with her being named #1 on Maxim’s “Hot 100” list. If I was a betting man, I’d be obliged to believe that Miley has finally Freed the Nipple.

 

What do you think, is this newest photo legit? Share your opinion in the comments below.