"I too was a little embarrassed by my recent topless 'scandal' and the subsequent parodies," Curtis, 49, who dropped her top for AARP's magazine, blogs for The Huffington Post, "but I am an adult woman. I protected myself during the shoot and I can take the heat. I only wish that her guardians had protected her."
The 15-year-old Cyrus issued a statement to PEOPLE apologizing for photos from a racy Vanity Fair photo shoot in which she appears to be nude.
Cyrus's parents, including father Billy Ray, were at the shoot – however they left before the final photo was shot. However, Cyrus's grandmother and teacher were still present at that time. Photographer Annie Leibovitz defends the photos as "simple" and "beautiful," and says she's "sorry that my portrait of Miley has been misinterpreted."
Curtis, whose photos in AARP The Magazine were parodied on Saturday Night Live, says she empathizes with Miley Cyrus.
"Of course she is embarrassed. She is a young girl. She shouldn't have to deal with any of this," writes Curtis. "I don't feel that she was duped. I know the integrity of Ms. Leibovitz and the magazine and I know there were people present at the shoot that should have been looking out to make sure that this didn't happen."