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Too Close For Comfort?

Miley Cyrus isn't having the best week. Her topless photo-shoot scandal has caused quite a stir but this picture in her Vanity Fair spread isn't the only one that has me raising my eyebrows. Is it just me or is this photo a little off-putting? Now I'm all for having a close relationship with your father, but are these two look a little too close for comfort.

Miley and Billy Raye Cyrus aren't the only dicey father-daughter duo out there. There's Jessica and Ashlee Simpson's boundaryless relationship with their dad Joe and after recent pictures of Hulk Hogan applying sunscreen to his daughter Brooke's bikini-clad body surfaced over the weekend, they can join the club, too. Now I know every family dynamic is different, but ladies, what's your take on these controversial relationships? Are these fathers crossing the line? Are their relationships inappropriate and weird, or should all young women strive to have such bonds with their fathers?


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moxierain moxierain 9 years
That pic is sick, its like they're lovers. lol.
juicylove juicylove 9 years
the pic of hulk hogan and brooke is gross... considering there was another girl there that could have put the lotion on for her instead of her dad touching her there.. but its also not like she couldnt reach that area herself.. which makes it even more weird.
ashleycheer ashleycheer 9 years
I see nothing wrong with that pic. It looks sweet,and loving.
EatYourVeggies EatYourVeggies 9 years
I think the father/daughter picture is okay, except for Miley's midriff being exposed. It doesn't make any sense. The rest of the picture is innocent, and I can see that by the way he's holding her hand. Papa Joe and the Hulk are a couple of creepy-ass mofos. I wouldn't lump Billy Ray in with them. His only problem is that he's not strict enough with his kid.
nakitabanana27 nakitabanana27 9 years
I totally agree with Advah...I think a big part of the reason people may see this as inappropriate is because of the double standards that surround parents relationships with their children. The way that a child demonstrates their affection towards their mother versus their father, I think, also has a lot to do with it...Maybe people just think that its inappropriate because its her dad, but what if it was her mother in the photo? Just a thought...
plasticine1 plasticine1 9 years
i think the photo's kinda sweet
Advah Advah 9 years
I think the people who have a problem with that picture are the weird ones, not Miley and her dad! First, she's 15 so she's still a kid. Then, if you think you can't hug your dad/hold his hand/even sit on his lap (hell I'm 23 and I still do that w/ both my parents!) without it looking 'sexual', then there's something wrong... People probably notice that pic only because she looks older than 15 and her dad is reasonably young-looking and attractive. Oh, and also, they're posing. Not chilling out in their back garden.
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
Fashionisforeve, I don't think I've ever seen that picture?!!? She was still sleeping? Creepy!!
FahionIsForever FahionIsForever 9 years
"Jessica never tries to be sexy. She just is sexy. If you put her in a T-shirt or you put her in a bustier, she's sexy in both. She's got double D's! You can't cover those suckers up!" I remember when Pimp Daddy Simspon said that about Jess to GQ Mag.... HAHAHA. At least Billy seems to lead a normal father/daughter relationship with Miley... but Jess & Joe is just lain wierd. Remember that picture that Joe took of Jess when she was still sleeping wearing barely anything and there was a head-mark on the pillow next to hers... ouch.
Asia84 Asia84 9 years
of course no one thinks the pics (even the topless one) is inappropriate for a 15 year old baby. it's ok, just like it's okay to be 16 and knocked up. everybody is so liberal today . . . the pic with her dad is okay. the topless one isn't cute because she's only 15 and she works for Disney. first they (Disney) let homechick go all titty-titty for her boyfriend from the same movie. it's okay for Miss USA/America to get drunk and slut it up in a club when she is underage. but when you filled out the pageant application, it clearly asks the slut questions to weed them out, making one believe that only nice girls need apply . . .i guess not. look, Miley's thing isn't that big of a deal. but it seems like nothing is sacred. and everything is cool as long as you give some bull-sh*t-a*s excuse. the thing that bothers me the most about Miley and the pics is that she said she was "embarrassed". PLEEEAAASSEE heffa. if everyone said they were sooooo beautiful and not made it out to be dirty, you would be going along with that. great publicity stunt. it's good she's learning early. now excuse me while i go buy my 8 year old niece a Brat doll that wears less clothes than a strawberry on Figueroa. if you're gonna do something (good or bad) stan by it. own it. don't appolgize! now i think she's a dip. okay, i barely had an opinion about her previously other than her wig (thank God it was part of the Hannah act) looked like crap. i thought she was just another kid on TV with special kid songs. . .
Silverlining10 Silverlining10 9 years
I don't think the Hulk Hogan picture is nasty. Only in America would this be an issue. In asian culture, it's perfectly normal for a father to apply sunscreen on his daughter, even on her butt. Miley Cyrus' picture isn't scandalous because his hand is holding her hand, and the other one isn't even on her waist or her butt. Joe Simpson taking pictures of his daughter in his bikini, then selling them is inappropriate. Only because that seems like he was whoring out his daughter.
Meike Meike 9 years
I do not find this photo inappropriate. My family is affectionate with me the same way. There is nothing sexual about it but I can see how others may view it that way if they don't have a similar bond with their parents.
cubadog cubadog 9 years
I have no problem with this picture or any of the others. The only reason it is a big deal is because the media is making it a big deal. I think it is a very sweet picture. The Hulk Hogan picture is just nasty!
Fredo777 Fredo777 9 years
P.S. Upon another look at the shot, I interpret Billy's position not as "this is my girlfriend/woman/etc." but more "I'm protecting my daughter." Look at the expression on his face. It's serious and protective, whereas she looks more vulnerable here. I think people misinterpreted the intention of their pose entirely.
Fredo777 Fredo777 9 years
Meh. I think the picture is sweet + don't see anything overtly sexual or otherwise inappropriate here. Sometimes, I think people go looking for scandal where there isn't any. This is one of those cases.
duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 9 years
I'm no fan of these two, but I don't think these photos are creepy.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 9 years
Oh but the info on the picture also said that it might be the girlfriend because both she and Brooke were wearing black bikini's and it was hard to tell who was who....
Kimpossible Kimpossible 9 years
ok I found a pic of Hulk Hogan putting sunscreen on his daughters butt... I'm torn, part of me is like that's weird but the other part is he's just a concerned Dad... but if my Dad ever tried to do that - which he would not - I would simply stop him and say thanks, I'll do it. Ok yeah, I guess I stand with the it's weird and innapropriate crowd.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 9 years
I don't think there is anything wrong with this picture of Miley and her Dad. I haven't seen the Hulk Hogan pics (I'm going to go look for them in a minute), but I will say that if I'm at the beach with my Dad and it's just he and I and I need someone to put sunscreen on my back my Dad would do it - just my back though... I'd take care of the rest.
subtleheights subtleheights 9 years
I really wish people would stop using their corrupted ideas and thoughts to influence others.there is nothing wrong with the picture!would you prefer him holding a tit or something? this is innocent and anyone who sees more needs to be evaluated. why does everything have to be about sex all the time!
emalove emalove 9 years
But not nearly as much as the Hulk Hogan pictures...those are DISTURBING.
emalove emalove 9 years
I think they're a little odd.
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 9 years
There is NOTHING WRONG WITH THE VANITY FAIR PICTURES!!! PPL need to get a freaking GRIP! Stop trying to find a scandal in every minute thing in hollywood.. is there nothing else to talk about?!?! HONESTY!
juicylove juicylove 9 years
this photoshoot with miley & her dad disturbed me waaay more than her "topless" pic. when i saw the pictures i noticed her & her dad before her and a sheet or whatver.. this is too creepy. like couples pose like that. why would you pose a 15 year old with her tummy showing with her dad like layng on him.. thats so weird. same with joe simpsons comments about his daughters.. ick.
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