A sixteen-year-old pole dancing would probably anger most parents. But Billy Ray Cyrus doesn’t seem to have any problem with his daughter Miley Cyrus’s pole dance routine at the Teen Choice Awards earlier this month.
Billy Ray told Access Hollywood, "You know what? I just think that Miley loves entertaining people. She loves singing [and] songwriting."
Sounds like Billy Ray is trying to avoid the subject at hand! No one can deny that Miley loves to entertain, but a 16-year old swinging around on a pole in front of millions of viewers is quite another thing.
Despite the negative reaction from the public, Billy Ray continues to stick by his daughter’s side. He continued, "I always tell her to love what you're doing and stay focused for the love of the art and not worry so much about opinion.”
"I give my kids a lot of freedom to make the art they wanna make, and make it in their own voice.”
Has Billy Ray not learned anything from Jamie Spears and Michael Lohan?! Those are two showbiz dads who allowed their daughters to make their “own decisions” for years. And look at what happened to both Britney and Lindsay!
Billy Ray might want to invest in some parenting books, because Miley may soon be going down the same road we know all too well.