Skip to comments.Billy Ray Cyrus Scared For Daughter Miley
Posted on 02/15/2011 9:21:29 AM PST by Sopater
Country crooner Billy Ray Cyrus blames Disney's "Hannah Montana" for his daughter Miley Cyrus' issues, angrily saying "the damn show destroyed my family," the New York Post reported Tuesday.
Blaming publicists and Miley's handlers, Cyrus gives an anguished interview in GQ's March issue, where he adds he wishes "Hannah Montana" never happened.
"I hate to say it, but yes, I do. I'd take it back in a second," said Cyrus, who is divorcing Miley's mother, Tish.
Reflecting on Miley's controversial moments -- including seductive photos on the internet, pole-dancing at the Teen Choice Awards, and posing for Vanity Fair draped in a sheet -- Cyrus said he should have been stricter, and accuses her handlers of going too far to promote her, and then using him as the fall guy.
He tells GQ: "Every time the train went off the track ... her people, or as they say in today's news, her handlers, every time they'd put [the blame on] me ... I took it because I'm her daddy ... OK, nail me to the cross.
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And divorcing his wife because she slept with Brett Michaels of all people. With the skanks he has gone through, I’d be worrying about getting checked for STD’s Billy. Miley will be who she will be at this point.
You're her FATHER, dumb-a$$. Why did you even LET her have 'handlers'?
Disney strikes again. Between the Disney non-stop publicity machine and Billy Ray’s ineptitude as a father, the kid was doomed from the start.
Miley is still a minor. As such, her parents are the ones who made or could have made the decisions. “Handlers” don’t have the athority to make decisions on behalf of minors.
So, Billy Ray Joe Bob Jefferson Lee Cyrus, don’t blame the the handlers of a minor.
He is a country star. Didn’t he watch Tanya Tucker, Lee Ann Rimes? Didn’t he see what happened to Lindsey Lohan?
Actually so far he has been lucky.
Many of us resent the downward spiral of Miley, since she roped in our daughters and grandaughters, and we can’t now dissolve their interest in following her “new” career. We are also left holding the bag trying to reel back these kids.
As for Billy. He is immature and morally confused himself.
Miley must have recieved a text from Tiger Woods.
>> He is immature and morally confused himself. <<
And in Nashville circles, he’s known to be a staunch Democrat. ‘Nuff said.
Disney is a soul-destroyer.
There is a reason teenagers call Disney: “The Disney slut factory”.
Even kids see what it has become.
What few times I’ve seen Billy Ray & Miley in interviews together, I’ve been struck with how condescending, self-important and arrogant her apparent attitude has been toward her daddy. I wondered at the time who had instilled it in her. Sure, she’s a BIG STAR, but Billy Ray was a pretty big star in his own right at one time and he paid for vittles to feed her face when she couldn’t take care of herself.
See, folks? Life is just so much better when you’re too good to give a flying turd about celebrity gossip.
It seems a teenage girl showing up for an audition at a Disney studio has the same future as a runaway girl showing up at the port authority bus station in New York.
That is what I thought when I saw that picture for the first time.
He could have pulled the plug on “Hannah Montana” at any moment if he saw this going on, but I imagine the paycheck and threats of being sued kept him on the reservation.
Pop culture has a destructive effect if values are not present, especially with a parent who fails in his role as guardian.
But the money is good huh Billy Ray?
I don’t give a rip about celebrity gossip so much as I do about parents who cry about how everyone else is to blame for the ruin of their children.
Parents blame teachers, peers, hollywood, MTV, and even “handlers”, but ultimately they are the ones who will be held accountable not only for how the children were raised, but for who they tried to pawn them off on.
WAH WAH WAH! take soem of them million you have and find a good shrink. i’m not interested in your troubles.
Parenting means making tough decisions. You can hope to be friendly, but ultimately parenting is a life time commitment. Like it or lump it, they have all kind of friends throughout life. Just one set of parents.
Besides, it would have been a cold day in hell before I would have let my 16yo daughter hook-up with a 20yo man. And I sure as snake-snot wouldn't have been doing the "setting up."
I don’t understand jumping on the guy.
He made mistakes (some pretty big ones by his account).
He realizes now he made mistakes, and has learned a hard lesson.
He is admitting to the world he made mistakes.
I rarely pull out the “throw the first stone” line from the Bible, as it is almost always misused as an excuse to condone the continuation of bad behavior. But that isn’t the case here. He is saying he regrets what he has done, and want to change things.
To paraprahse: Let he who has displayed perfect parenting skills throw the first stone.
Um. He was perfectly fine with his young daughter POLE DANCING on stage and shooting borderline-porn pics. You shouldn’t need ANY “parenting skills” to know those are BAD, BAD things.
Baloney! I raised two daughters and before they turned 18 years old EVERYTHING went through me. I said yes or no. Period! My girls are drug free with good jobs.
What color Porsche will you drive today Billy Ray? Decisions,decisions.
Anyone with half a brain could see her fall from miles away.
People, quit worshiping human beings, be it GW Bush, '0', 0prah, Miley or Lady Gaga. They are failed creations, and you falling at their feet only makes them forget it. Not only are millions of people partially responsible for their nature, I would offer the proposition that without the 'fans' these people would have a better chance at happiness.
I agree with you. At least he has seen the light and is speaking up and trying to protect his daughter now. Thank God for that!
BE A PARENT!! Stop trying to be her best friend for goodness sake.
He doesn’t have anyone to blame but himself.
That said, it’s often so sad watching people who have no idea of the how family life should be. And of course today society scoffs at old ideas.
I have been mentor to many young folk who don’t understand why their families and relationships “go south”. When you bring the small things to their attention, they look at you like deer in the headlights. They just don’t “get it”.
For instance, I taught my sons to not even drive alone with a young girl in the car. That can be a disaster in so many ways.
It seems the fastest way to turn a nice girl into a gutter trash club ho is to make them a Disney star.
Congratulations to you, what you have accomplished is equivalent to cold fusion outside of laboratory conditions. IOW VERY HARD, and most people don’t believe it. I am still “worst parent in the world” to my 3 youngest. They are quite grown up, but still want to be worshiped as nearly all children are in the narcissistic manner of American culture. They were raised by my wife, with my input on weekends. I was undercut at every corner, and am ashamed to say I played the “friend” to them for far too long. Buying them cars, getting them out of jams, and in general spoiling them rotten. The oldest 2 girls turned out completely different, as I treated them in a normal way, but far from the life of two divorced parents trying to “one up” for love.
God...all of you here sound like resentful Demorats..”money good Billy Ray..etc...” Geez! all of you perfect. Have all freepers turned into self rightous jerks...
Is he a "Junior"?
Talking about Miley's 18th birthday party at LA bar Trousdale, Cyrus said: "You know why I didn't go? Because they were having it in a bar. It was wrong. It was for 21 years old and up ... all them people, they all wanted me to fly out so that then when all the bad press came they could say, 'Daddy endorsed this stuff.' I started realizing I'm being used."
Then photos surfaced of Miley smoking the legal herb salvia from a bong. Cyrus, who gave the interview to GQ's Chris Heath five days after the photos emerged, said he had not spoken to Miley since, but confronted one of her handlers: "They told me it was none of my business."
I agree, he seems to be taking a stand. So, in that I can and will pray for him and his family. In fact, that is my duty.
Dad was co-star in the series. He had plenty of opportunity to guide the kid, and fell down on the job (as, truth be told, have most of us).
The few episodes of HM I watched (out of curiosity) seemed pretty innocent, and had little morals (as in moral of the story) like don’t lie to people, don’t be cruel, listen to your parents, etc.
Seems like BRC stopped being dad too soon, more’s the pity.
*sigh* a short fifty years ago it was the rule, not the exception, to raise productive citizens with faith and morals. My youngest is right; he said his generation is proof of de-volution.
thanks for your kind words, and stand strong! I didn’t mention the last part of the verse I quoted above and have clung to with both hands and both feet since beginning the journey- “Train up your child in the way he should go-and when he is OLD he will not depart from it” There were some times in the middle I thought I would never see them reach the next birthday, much less adulthood LOL.
And stop whinning OK?
I agree she and her mother were in charge. Don’t you know fathers are only a part of the family to take the blame. In my day my daughter would not have been turned into a slut no matter what my husband said.
I know Billy has made lots of mistakes but he still has
a mother ‘legally’ for his daughter...
The downward spiral began with “Achy Breaky Heart,” you mullet-wearing idiot.
So You can be certain your sons listen to you? I raised sons and I can not say they listen to all my advice. LOL
I can not say they did not listen either. I could not always stay with them they became 16 and a car was there so only God knows.
Sounds like Billy Ray is having an Achy Breaky Heart moment.
Shouldn’t have let the handlers take control of your kid.
She was from a Christian family, they had great moral values. “ __________________________________________
I agree with you to the crossed T and dotted i.
However, you and I have seen the frog boiling so much longer than the kids or grandkids. Modern parents are getting it in a much more compressed time frame, with Miley as a distinct example. Now, maybe, they will recognize that Hollywood has nothing healthy for their kids to see. Nothing.
On the scale of today’s scandalous “kid shows”, parents thought Miley was (in the beginning) a milder version of scandal, though oldsters recognized that from the get go, Miley was suggestive and shallow. Neither today’s parents nor their kids have any use for Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.
First off, it wasn’t Disney’s fault at all. She was the star of a TV WITH her father on the show also. No where in the show did it promote “be a slut”.
If there were issues BEFORE she became an adult, he SHOULD have stepped in then. Even well-raised children can do wrong things and it is not always the parents fault, but since he was there on the set everyday, he could see what was going on.
He approved of her getting a tattoo before she became an adult and he approved of many of the things that is is now complaining about. Look it up in his past interviews.
His trying to pass the buck on Disney is par for the course, but Disney is NOT the one at blame here. And I am not a big fan of Disney either.
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