I like the picture at left. The colours are beautiful and the content doesn't offend me. But this picture has upset a lot of people. I understand why, because Cyrus is only about 15 years old here.
But it made me wonder, "Was it really necessary to portray her in this
way?" I concluded, "Probably not," and here's why:
The middle pic is soft, and it doesn't have the cutting edge of the
Leibowitz pic, but for a crappy low-rez, flash-taken pic
taken in a hotel lobby by a fan with a $100 digital camera on auto-mode,
then compressed, uploaded to the net, wherein someone - like me, for
example - grabs if off the net and spends 15 minutes with it in photoshop,
well...maybe something's not quite right.
There are choices. Leibowitz made hers and she has to live with it.