Miley Cyrus is getting plenty of practice apologizing these days. The latest mea culpa comes less than a week after the “Hannah Montana” star, 15, and pal Mandy Jiroux, 22, posted a YouTube video mocking the 15-year-old star of “Camp Rock” (and “rival Disney tween queen ) Demi Lovato and her 16-year-old best friend, Selena Gomez.
Now Cyrus says her clip spoofing Lovato and Gomez’s original posting was just a silly joke and that she’s “super sorry” if the girls were offended. Cyrus issued the clarification to Popstar! magazine, saying, “We were just, like, having fun. … They have, like, a YouTube account, and so at the end of our video we did put ’Go to their YouTube.’ … We were kind of supporting their channel, but also being silly because they were being funny, and that’s our thing — to be funny. … Elvis says, ’Imitation is the greatest form of flattery,’ so we were imitating them being funny.”
Back in February, Cyrus and her dad, Billy Ray, apologized when images leaked of the two not wearing seatbelts in scenes from her “Best of Both Worlds” tour movie. And in April the singer again told the public she was sorry and embarrassed for some racy photos from controversial Vanity Fair cover shoot in which she was depicted seemingly topless and wearing only a sheet, as well as for some “silly, inappropriate” shots of her that were leaked on the Internet.