miley cyrus getty dish Miley Cyrus Photo Scandal: 'Slutty' vs. 'Sexy'Miley Cyrus may be 17 years old — older than Britney Spears was when she released “…Baby One More Time” — but we still can’t help but think of her as an 11-year-old on the Disney Channel in a goofy blonde wig. It’s no wonder that her new sexed-up image for “Can’t Be Tamed” is stirring up a little bit of controversy.

In 2008, Cyrus was criticized for baring her back on the cover of Vanity
Fair. Now, she’s wearing cleavage-baring corsets and grinding with
dancers in videos
, pretending to make out with girls on stage, and she
was even busted dirty-dancing with her “The Last Song” director Adam
Shankman. Her back should have been the least of anyone’s worries.

On May 14, Cyrus wrapped filming on the final season of “Hannah Montana.” The season will air starting on July 11.

Perhaps Miley should’ve waited until after her Disney reign was over before busting out songs with lyrics like “I go through guys like money flying out their hands.”

Miley tells
the AP that she doesn’t intend to push the envelope too far. “I’m not
trying to be slutty,” she says. “I’m not trying to be like, go to the
club and get a bunch of guys.” Miley is still dating her “The Last Song”
co-star, 20-year-old Liam Hemsworth.

]]>Perez Hilton recently tweeted a photograph shot up Miley’s dress, taken while she was climbing out of a car. Hilton insists that she was wearing underwear. It’s definitely arguable that MIley has been forgoing wearing pants in videos and performances, so a photo of her underwear-clad crotch didn’t show us any more than we’ve seen before. The key difference is the intent. Taking a photo up a woman’s dress is a violation — especially if the woman is a girl of 17 years. It was clearly intended to incite scandal and embarrass her. The photographer and Perez Hilton were both crossing a line, despite a recently released video in which a playful Perez says “The reason I linked to that photo is because I thought she was exiting that car in a very unladylike fashion, and you know I like to encourage Miley to be ladylike.” Don’t expect Miley to put on pants any time soon. “I’m really comfortable with my body,” she says. “I feel more comfortable dressing with a little less, which is just how I’ve always been. Now I’m able to do that a little more freely and, also, I’ve just grown up to be this way too.” It’s great that you’re comfortable with your body, Miley… just give the world a little time to catch up, please! Follow Zap2it and @cadlymack  on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news. Photo Credit: Getty Images