Did ya’ll hear about the GQ article in which Billy Ray Cyrus (father of Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana) claims that their participation on the show “destroyed his family?”
Read it here.
#1. My initial thought before reading the story and just seeing the headline: Why in the world is Billy Ray being interviewed for GQ? Has this magazine’s popularity plumeted that much that they’re interviewing Hannah’s Montana’s Dad and calling it a feature story? Eek. Sorry men.
And then after reading the story:
#2. WHY, oh WHY are parents surprised that their kids grow up to be asses when they refuse to be their parents and instead decide to be their friends? This lesson is as old as time: KIDS need parents. They have plenty of friends. Boundaries are a GOOD THING.
From Billy’s lips:
“How many interviews did I give and say, ‘You know what’s important between me and Miley is I try to be a friend to my kids’? I said it a lot. And sometimes I would even read other parents might say, ‘You don’t need to be a friend, you need to be a parent.’ Well, I’m the first guy to say to them right now: You were right. 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.”
#3. Disney is a scary, scary entity. What in the world do they do to their child stars? Clearly whatever kool-aid they’re giving these families they’re drinking it and believing the propaganda. I’m hard-pressed to think of one Disney child-celebrity who can be described as down-to-earth and normal. And their parents? Messes.
This whole situation is just sad.
This article is sad.
Miley’s path (and fashion choices) are sad.
I suppose we can just add her to the list: