The Top 10 Most Controversial Parents Of Celebrities (page 3)
8. Miley Cyrus & Her Dad
Miley might just be being “Miley,” but we’ve watched the Hannah Montana star grow up and do overly adult things at a super young age. Her famous country singer father, Billy Ray Cyrus, doesn’t seem like a bad father. He just seems like he is too permissive.
Billy Ray even lamented recently to Access Hollywood about how Miley was growing up way too fast:
“Every time something happened in Miley’s career, every time the train went off the track, if you will – Vanity Fair, pole-dancing, whatever scandal it was – her people, or as they say in today’s news, her handlers, every time they’d put me… ‘Somebody’s shooting at Miley! Put the old man up there!’ Well, I took it, because I’m her daddy, and that’s what daddies do. ‘Okay, nail me to the cross, I’ll take it,'” he continued. “All those people around, they used me every time. It became so obvious that, man, no matter what happens, they’re going to put you up there and let you take the bullet.”
“I’ll tell you right now – the damn show destroyed my family,” he told the mag. “I should have been a better parent. I should have said, ‘Enough is enough – it’s getting dangerous and somebody’s going to get hurt.’ I should have, but I didn’t. Honestly, I didn’t know the ball was out of bounds until it was way up in the stands somewhere.”
Does Billy Ray let his daughter get away with too much “Party In The USA?”