The pictures, which show the 15-year-old Hannah Montana star posing in nothing but lingerie as she lounges on an unnamed boy’s lap, have caused outrage in America, where Cyrus is a teen role model.
And Fox News anchor O’Reilly is keen to get to the bottom of the scandal–and find out why and how the photos were leaked online earlier this week.
He says, “We have so few role models, particularly for little girls in this country (and) she (Cyrus) is the main one. I hate to see this.
“Parents all over the country like this girl because she is clean-cut.”
Calling the photos a “teasy, peek-a-boo thing,” O’Reilly adds, “She’s 14 in these pictures–that is the problem.”
But Cyrus has her supporters, too. On Tuesday, former touring partner Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers, came to the pop star’s defense, stating, “No one’s perfect and everybody makes their mistakes. I think it’s the way you handle it and come out of it the proper and respectful way.”
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