Should Perez Hilton Be Punished For Miley Photo Scandal?

Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton is reportedly in trouble for posting a paparrazi photo of 17-year-old Miley Cyrus, apparently without underwear, online.

Perez Hilton

Perez Hilton

Along with the link, Hilton stated: “If you are easily offended, do NOT click here … Oh, Miley! Warning: truly not for the easily offended!”  The post and reportedly explicit photo have since been removed, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Hilton then posted a video on Monday stating, “I think now it’s okay for Miley to be a little sexier. Because she’s almost 18, you know, so it’s okay for Miley to show her boobs and expand, uh, her horizons.”

Some sites are reporting that Hilton, whose real name is Mario Lavandeira, could face jail time, as this could be considered child pornography.  A lawyer told EOnline that jail time is not likely.

“This one image of a 17-year-old, even if it were technically child porn, is not a very big child porn case,” criminal defense attorney Christopher Leibig told EOnline. “Usually child pornography cases involve multiple images, including children being photographed—in a private setting and performing sexual acts—by perpetrators for profit.”

What do you think about the Miley photo scandal? Should Perez Hilton be punished for this? Share your comments below.

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