Vanessa Hudgens Photo’s, Zac, Morality and Disney…YADA YADA YADA.

Vanessa HudgensThe big question being asked by the world and the “wholesome,” wonderful World Of Disney is: did she, or didn’t she? Only her hairdresser and alleged boyfriend Zac Efron probably know for sure, whether High School Musical’s Vanessa Hudgens allegedly bared her “essence” to the camera as a momento as indicated on The website pointed out that one of the photo’s sizzling on the internet allegedly showing herself in full bloom “doesn’t have the same navel ring that Vanessa is wearing in some recent shots of her in a bikini”. The other theory is that this was a hoax to cover up the true “platonic relationship” with her alleged boy friend, Zac Efron, for whom she claims the photo’s were taken . Possibly a publicity stunt. Perhaps Apple’s new “Touch” iPod and overpriced iPhone with safari capability will be able to detect the truth as the pictures and stories sizzle over the internet.

Vanessa HudgensThe usual generic “apology” was issued for the “wholesome” 18 year-old star who plays a Science and Math whiz on the Disney series. “I want to apologize to my fans, whose support and trust means the world to me,” Hudgens said in a statement, according to US Weekly. “I am embarrassed over this situation and regret having ever taken these photos. I am thankful for the support of my family and friends.”

This ordinarily wouldn’t be a big story, except for the fact that she is a Disney star. Long gone are the days when Disney legend Annette Funicello, one of the original Mousketeers (1950’s), cast in her first beach movie, Beach Party, 1963, was reportedly asked by Walt Disney not to wear a bikini and instead wear a one-piece suit for the sake of her “American Sweetheart” virginal image. She confirmed his request in subsequent interviews, and honored it.

Hayley Mills, another Disney legend who starred as the beloved Pollyanna (1960), and as Sharon/Susan in The Parent Trap (1961), wreaked havoc at Disney for appearing in “The Family Way” (1966), a provocative film, as Jenny Fitton in the attempt to make the transition from a child to adult star.

Who can forget I Dream Of Jeannie’s Barbara Eden, who was costumed to carefully cover up her navel when it premiered in 1964? Or can we ever forget the double beds in the Petrie’s bedroom in The Dick Van Dyke Show? Neither of those TV shows were produced by Disney, but both Barbara Eden and Dick Van Dyke have appeared in numerous Disney movies.

Disney Studios, current owner of ABC, also created Touchtone Films, and Miramax which produced a number of “adult” themed films which often featured nudity, such as “Pretty Woman”, Julia Roberts breakthrough film as a sunset strip prostitute. Disney is in no moral position to require an apology from Ms. Hudgens.

Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron