Charlotte Hannah
June 08, 2012

Miley Cyrus is Not Cutting Herself in Picture of Miley Cyrus Cutting Herself (PHOTO)

Like any celebrity, Miley Cyrus is no stranger to rumors. She’s battled rumored that she’s anorexic, that she’s pregnant, and even that she had a heart attack. But one rumor that has persisted is that she cuts herself (otherwise known as self-harming).

Now, a photo on Instagram has got the rumor mill started up again. In the photo, Miley appears to be holding a razor blade over her wrist as she stands beside a sink.

Unless you look closely, that is. From what I can tell, the photo that sent gossip blogs into a tizzy is not a picture of Miley Cyrus cutting herself.

I have edited the photo to better illustrate my reasoning.

Exhibit A: Miley’s hand is pointing downward, which means that the underside of her arm is not exposed. Generally, people who self-harm don’t cut the top side of their arm.

Exhibit B: Most news reports are calling this ‘a thin red line’. Does that look red to you? It looks like a shadow to me.

Exhibit C: If you look closely, that doesn’t appear to be a razorblade.

Xzibit: Self-explanatory.

In my opinion, this picture does not depict Miley cutting herself, and this whole thing will blow over soon. However, there is a lesson to be learned from all of this. I think the moral of this story is, ‘if you’re wearing a sheer top, a bra is highly advisable’. Your thoughts?