• Tue, Feb 15 2011

Dear Billy Ray Cyrus: It’s Too Late To Regret ‘Hannah Montana’

Billy Ray Cyrus is mourning the loss of his little girl’s innocence all over the Internet today, saying that if he could, he’d go back in time and stop Hannah Montana from happening. He blames Miley‘s handlers for her current wildchild behavior (see: Salvia video, dating older dudes, etc.), and claims he was left out of the loop for much of the time she spent on the show. About skipping Miley’s 18th birthday party, held at the LA bar Trousdale, Billy Ray 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.”

Guess what, Billy Ray? You’re the girl’s father. If you didn’t want her to have her birthday party at a bar you could have told her not to have her birthday party at a bar! It sounds like Billy relinquished the rearing of his child to Disney’s authority and then found himself surprised when she didn’t turn out to be the woman he would have liked.

So, Billy Ray, what can you do now that the Hannah ship has sailed and Miley’s become the person she’s going to be? Don’t make the same mistake with your other daughter. Little Noah Cyrus, just ten, is already following in Miley’s footsteps. She’s an actress who’s  appeared in movies like Ponyo and Mostly Ghost, and has done modeling stints, showing up in a campaign for a line of weirdo kiddie French maid outfits.

So tell her to knock it off, Billy! Give your other daughter a chance at a normal life — or you’ll be back on Page 6 five years from now, lamenting the loss of another daughter. Hmmph!

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