Blogger Perez Hilton has come forward to say that the photo of ‘Hannah Montana’ star Miley Cyrus sans underwear, which he posted on his Twitter page, is a fake.
The photo had caused fans to lash out at Hilton, 32, and he later removed the offending pic.
But now he says the controversy is “fake” because the 17-year-old actress was actually sporting some briefs when she flashed the camera.
“Miley was clearly wearing underwear,” the New York Daily News quoted him as saying in a video posted on his blog on June 15.
“Do you think Miley is that stupid to be out in public without panties?” he asked.
Hilton also told viewers he would not have posted the picture if the teen had been panty less.
“Do you think I’m stupid enough to post a photo of Miley if she’s not wearing any underwear down there?” he said.
“Sure I like to be controversial, but I don’t want to go to jail,” he stated.
Hilton explained he was simply trying to poke fun at Miley for her lack of grace getting out of the car.
“The reason I linked to that photo is because I thought she was exiting this car in a very un-ladylike fashion,” he said.
“People, snap out of it!” he added.