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Billy Ray Cyrus Scared For Daughter Miley
Fox News ^ | February 15, 2011

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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...her people, or as they say in today's news, her handlers, every time they'd put [the blame on] me...

Well, ultimately, who do you think is going to be held responsible Billy-boy?
1 posted on 02/15/2011 9:21:34 AM PST by Sopater
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To: Sopater

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.


2 posted on 02/15/2011 9:24:35 AM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Sopater
Cyrus said he should have been stricter, and accuses her handlers of going too far to promote her...

You're her FATHER, dumb-a$$. Why did you even LET her have 'handlers'?

3 posted on 02/15/2011 9:25:01 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Sopater
Cyrus is panicked because Miley’s new friends may prompt her to ask what happened to her money.
4 posted on 02/15/2011 9:26:24 AM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Sopater

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.


5 posted on 02/15/2011 9:27:50 AM PST by Dr. Thorne (Buy Gold and Guns Now!)
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To: Sopater
1) He was on the show. He was literally in the room with her when all of this was going on. Thanks Dad!
2) She had enough money 3 years ago to retire to a horse farm and be tremendously wealthy. But it wasn't enough. They needed more money and they were willing to pay any price.
3) The show is about how life as a celebrity is hard, and no fun. The goal was to hide your identity and be a normal person so as not to fall into the celebrity trap. I guess this important plot element went past him, because he had his daughter drive headfirst into the celebrity porn culture.
6 posted on 02/15/2011 9:28:05 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (BO + MB = BOMB -- The One will make sure they get one.)
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To: Sopater

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.


7 posted on 02/15/2011 9:28:22 AM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Sopater

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.


8 posted on 02/15/2011 9:29:27 AM PST by Venturer
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To: WayneS

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.


9 posted on 02/15/2011 9:30:19 AM PST by RitaOK
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To: Sopater
Any guy that would take this kind of pic with his teenage daughter is not a normal fellow:


10 posted on 02/15/2011 9:31:19 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: Sopater

Miley must have recieved a text from Tiger Woods.


11 posted on 02/15/2011 9:32:33 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: RitaOK

>> He is immature and morally confused himself. <<

And in Nashville circles, he’s known to be a staunch Democrat. ‘Nuff said.


12 posted on 02/15/2011 9:32:33 AM PST by Hawthorn
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To: Sopater

Disney is a soul-destroyer.


13 posted on 02/15/2011 9:33:29 AM PST by Zionist Conspirator (" . . . HaShem, HaShem, 'Qel rachum vechanun, 'erekh 'appayim verav-chesed ve'emet!")
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To: Dr. Thorne

There is a reason teenagers call Disney: “The Disney slut factory”.
Even kids see what it has become.


14 posted on 02/15/2011 9:33:42 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.8)
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To: Sopater

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.


15 posted on 02/15/2011 9:34:14 AM PST by Twinkie (Two wrongs don't make a right.)
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To: Sopater

*YAAAAAAAAAWN*

See, folks? Life is just so much better when you’re too good to give a flying turd about celebrity gossip.


16 posted on 02/15/2011 9:37:21 AM PST by Mabh
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To: MrEdd

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.


17 posted on 02/15/2011 9:37:57 AM PST by Never on my watch (WTF happened to my country?)
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To: isthisnickcool

That is what I thought when I saw that picture for the first time.

Not good.


18 posted on 02/15/2011 9:42:25 AM PST by rlmorel (Now I have to change this tagline: "Weakness is provocative." Donald Rumsfeld)
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To: WayneS
He might have deserved a little sympathy had he never been in the industry before, but he knows what stardom was like even if it was only for a short while. He definitely knows post stardom.
19 posted on 02/15/2011 9:43:46 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: Sopater
That boy's about as sharp as a bowling ball. And she got her dad's brains.
20 posted on 02/15/2011 9:44:00 AM PST by McGruff (If you tell a lie enough times some people will come to believe it.)
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To: Sopater

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.


21 posted on 02/15/2011 9:44:22 AM PST by scott7278 ("...I have not changed Congress and how it operates the way I would have liked" - BHO)
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To: Sopater

But the money is good huh Billy Ray?


22 posted on 02/15/2011 9:44:40 AM PST by uddaudd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: Méabh

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.


23 posted on 02/15/2011 9:48:13 AM PST by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: Sopater

WAH WAH WAH! take soem of them million you have and find a good shrink. i’m not interested in your troubles.


24 posted on 02/15/2011 9:48:38 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Sopater
Welp, Billy-boy is on record saying he wanted to be a "friend" to his kids. How's that working fer ya, billy?

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."

25 posted on 02/15/2011 9:51:24 AM PST by exhaustedmomma (All might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they should. Samuel Adams)
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To: Sopater

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.


26 posted on 02/15/2011 9:51:24 AM PST by Brookhaven (Moderates = non-thinkers)
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To: Brookhaven

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.


27 posted on 02/15/2011 9:54:34 AM PST by Politicalmom (America-The Land of the Sheep, the Home of the Caved.)
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“her handler's...”

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.

28 posted on 02/15/2011 9:56:31 AM PST by 4yearlurker (I can't afford anymore hope and change!!!!)
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To: RitaOK
People that watched the show and told their children that Miss Cyrus was a good child, a normal child, an example to follow ....... SHAME. My daughter and son-in-law stayed with me last summer with their 3 children. They watched this show religiously, and when I asked them what they would do WHEN, not IF Miss Cyrus began french kissing Britney Spears on stage, or is caught in a crotch shot getting into a limo drunk. They repeated the spin, her father was very strict. She was from a Christian family, they had great moral values.

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.

29 posted on 02/15/2011 9:56:51 AM PST by runninglips (government debt = slavery of the masses)
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To: Sopater
I vaguely remember an interview I heard him do when they first started this show about how he was proud of his kids and he and his wife didn't want to burden them with a bunch of rules, he let them have their own experiences and that was their parenting technique. I remember thinking to myself, what a cop out on that responsibility, and boy, one day they would be sorry, but by then it will be too late. I wish I could have been my kids best friends while they were growing up, but I had a job to do; a responsibility to them in their youth-to train them up the way they should go. I am so glad I did, cause now, I am friends with all my kids and my marriage is strong; but BOY did they hate me for years, and I am the proud recipient of the worst mother of the year award for 20 years straight LOL.
30 posted on 02/15/2011 9:57:36 AM PST by wombtotomb
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To: Brookhaven

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!


31 posted on 02/15/2011 9:58:25 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Brookhaven
He is admitting to the world he made mistakes.

I misunderstood. I thought he was admitting to the world that her handlers made mistakes and that both he and his daughter are the victims.
32 posted on 02/15/2011 10:00:04 AM PST by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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Here's a thought Billy Ray -

BE A PARENT!! Stop trying to be her best friend for goodness sake.

33 posted on 02/15/2011 10:01:58 AM PST by ninergold3 (Let Go and Let God - He IS In Control)
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To: Sopater

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.


34 posted on 02/15/2011 10:02:18 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Dr. Thorne

It seems the fastest way to turn a nice girl into a gutter trash club ho is to make them a Disney star.


35 posted on 02/15/2011 10:04:07 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: wombtotomb

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.


36 posted on 02/15/2011 10:05:03 AM PST by runninglips (government debt = slavery of the masses)
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To: ßuddaßudd

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...


37 posted on 02/15/2011 10:08:49 AM PST by GoMonster (GO)
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To: tennmountainman
So, Billy Ray Joe Bob Jefferson Lee Cyrus, don’t blame the the handlers of a minor.

Is he a "Junior"?

38 posted on 02/15/2011 10:11:47 AM PST by JRios1968 (Laz would hit it!)
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To: Brookhaven
from the article:

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.

39 posted on 02/15/2011 10:12:46 AM PST by exhaustedmomma (All might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they should. Samuel Adams)
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To: Sopater

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.


40 posted on 02/15/2011 10:13:07 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: runninglips

*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.


41 posted on 02/15/2011 10:20:48 AM PST by wombtotomb
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To: GoMonster

No.
And stop whinning OK?


42 posted on 02/15/2011 10:21:33 AM PST by uddaudd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: Twinkie

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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...


43 posted on 02/15/2011 10:23:29 AM PST by americanmother (I)
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To: I still care
I taught my sons to not even drive alone with a young girl in the car.


44 posted on 02/15/2011 10:25:03 AM PST by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: Sopater

The downward spiral began with “Achy Breaky Heart,” you mullet-wearing idiot.


45 posted on 02/15/2011 10:26:33 AM PST by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (The "11th Commandment" applies to Republicans, not RINOs.)
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To: I still care

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.


46 posted on 02/15/2011 10:30:55 AM PST by americanmother (I)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Not always....


47 posted on 02/15/2011 10:41:04 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Sopater

Sounds like Billy Ray is having an Achy Breaky Heart moment.

Shouldn’t have let the handlers take control of your kid.


48 posted on 02/15/2011 10:45:33 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: runninglips

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.


49 posted on 02/15/2011 10:51:24 AM PST by RitaOK
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To: Sopater

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.


50 posted on 02/15/2011 10:55:52 AM PST by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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