Courtesy of Marie Claire

Miley Cyrus has had a tumultuous year. Every time the singer-actress tries to act like a teenager (smooching a boy, dancing with abandon, smoking something out of a pipe), someone catches her on camera and all of America calls her nasty names.

Now, with her tail slightly between her legs, the Disney star offers a fauxpology to Marie Claire for smoking what she swears was just an herb. In the magazine's March issue, she says that as a role model she should have known better.

"I'm not perfect ... I made a mistake ... I'm disappointed in myself for disappointing my fans," Cyrus tells the mag. "For me it was a bad decision, because of my fans and because of what I stand for."

She also discredits the veracity of photos snapped on her 18th birthday where she is allegedly making out with Nickelodeon star Avan Jogia.

"If you look at the picture, I'm turned away, and he's kissing me on the cheek. It's very hilarious to me that people say, 'They're making out.' In making out, there's a tongue," Cyrus says to the mag, clearing up the semantics of "make out" for parents everywhere. No tongue. No make out.

Admittedly, Cyrus has been through a lot this year. After weathering negative attention for her antics, the singer found out that her parents were splitting and that her mom may have had an affair with family friend Bret Michaels.

It's no wonder Cyrus got so close with onscreen mom Demi Moore on the set of the upcoming "LOL."

"It really felt like Demi was my mom a little bit because we had such great conversations, and I feel like it shows on-screen," Miley tells the mag.

For the full interview, including what it was like for Miley to make $48 million last year, pick up a copy of the magazine, on stands Feb. 15.

Courtesy of Marie Claire