Perez Hilton Under Fire for Miley Cyrus Photo

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    Perez Hilton is under fire for linking to a photo of Miley Cyrus.

    Has Perez Hilton gone too far this time?

    The controversial celebrity blogger is drawing heat for tweeting an apparently explicit paparazzi photo of teen pop star Miley Cyrus exiting from a car.

    Hilton shared a link Sunday to his 2-million strong Twitter followers that allegedly showed the 17-year-old Cyrus without underwear, Salon.com reported.

    "If you are easily offended, do NOT click here …Oh, Miley! Warning: truly not for the easily offended!" Hilton tweeted before the post was later taken down.

    While Hilton has made a career of mocking stars' embarrassing moments, the underage Cyrus photo could land him in trouble with the law, according to Salon.

    Jeffrey Douglas, a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who specializes in child pornography cases, called Hilton’s liability “extraordinary and intense.”

    "We're not talking about a misdemeanor,” Douglas told Salon. “You don't have to know what the definition of the law is; all you have to do is knowingly distribute the photograph."

    Hilton responded to the dustup Tuesday afternoon in trademark outrageous fashion, posting a video on website that showed him pantsless and wearing a fur coat.

    “I’m here wearing my fake fur to address a fake controversy,” Hilton said.

    Hilton denied that Cyrus had been photographed without her underwear, saying other paparazzi photos from the same shoot would back up his case.

    “Sure I like to be controversial, but I don’t want to go to jail,” Hilton said. “Clearly, the reason I linked to that photo is cause I thought she was exiting this car in a very unladylike fashion. And you know I like to encourage Miley to be ladylike.”

    Cyrus’ rep has not yet commented on the controversy. The singer's new album "Can't be Tamed" hits shelves on Monday.