Miley Cyrus is firing back at blogger Perez Hilton for posting a photo of the 17-year-old Disney star that could potentially be considered child pornography.
"That's like, some idiot being an idiot -- that's not me, you know what I'm saying?" Cyrus told radio host Ryan Seacrest on Tuesday (June 15), during an interview to promote her soon-to-be released album, "Can't Be Tamed."
"Isn't it funny how things that are so negative have to come out right before my record?" Cyrus added. "It's like, no one can just let a positive thing happen. All I can do is focus on the positive and that I hope this record does well."
On Sunday, Hilton used his Twitter account to post a photo of Cyrus exiting a car and implied that she was not wearing underwear. Media reports have since speculated that if this was the case, Hilton could be charged with distribution of child pornography.
Hilton has since downplayed the controversy in a video post on his website, saying, "Do you think Miley is that stupid to be out in public without panties? Do you think I am stupid enough to post a photo of Miley if she is not wearing any underwear down there?"
Cyrus, whose "Can't Be Tamed" album is due June 21, has herself faced criticism in recent weeks for her a more sexually provocative image. The "Hannah Montana" debuted her revamped look in the music video for the album's title track, and on a recent "Britain's Got Talent" performance, she pretended to kiss one of her female dancers.
"My record is not provocative," Cyrus insisted to Seacrest when he asked her how she felt about the criticism. "If you're buying that, you're not buying whatever somebody with no life [does]."