Billy Ray Cyrus: The Devil Destroyed My Daughter & Disney Helped
Since condemning Miley Cyrus’ bong scandal in December, Billy Ray Cyrus hasn’t said much about his daughter or the controversies that keep surrounding her.
But in an interview conducted a mere five days after the video leaked, for GQ’s March issue, he comes out swinging.
“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!'” Billy Ray told the magazine about why he used to have such a strong public presence in his daughter’s life.
“Well, I took it, because I’m her daddy, and that’s what daddies do,” he added. “‘Okay, nail me to the cross, I’ll take it … ‘ “
Now the 49-year-old father of six said he realized “they used me every time.” And he eventually reached his breaking point, choosing not to attend the starlet’s 18th birthday party last year.
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- In a trainwreck interview with GQ, Billy Ray Cyrus says “there’s no doubt” that his family is under attack from Satan. The devil’s instrument of torture: Hannah Montana. “I’ll tell you right now, that damn show destroyed my family.” Before the Cyruses moved to L.A., they had a group baptism in Tennessee. But the devil attacked as soon as his brood arrived at the Los Angeles city limits, when Miley pointed to a sign: ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY: ATHEISTS UNITED. “A physical sign. It could have easily said ‘You will now be attacked by Satan. Entering this industry, you are now on the highway to darkness.'” At the time of the interview Billy Ray hadn’t spoken to Miley since her bong-ripping video surfaced.
Among the most startling revelations is an admission that “Hannah Montana” “destroyed” his family and his fear that 18-year-old Miley could possibly end up meeting the same tragic fate that befell controversial stars that came before her – namely, Michael Jackson, Kurt Cobain and Anna Nicole Smith.
Speaking of trainwreck former Disney stars, Lindsay Lohan spent Valentine’s Day with Samantha Ronson. Don’t give her your heart, Lindsay! It will only hurt worse when the California penal system rips you away from her again!
Billy Ray now blames the studio for creating the Hannah Montana show that gave his family mo’ money and, ergo, mo’ problems, ranging from his recent divorce to Miley’s salvia scandal, which Billy Ray says has lately caused a communication breakdown between father and daughter, because he refuses to be “used” by her handlers any longer by putting a positive PR spin on things. And again, it can all be traced back to Miley’s TV stardom: “I’ll tell you right now—the damn show destroyed my family,” says Cyrus, who then addresses the question of whether he wished it had never happened with “I hate to say it, but yes, I do. Yeah. I’d take it back in a second. For my family to be here and just be everybody okay, safe and sound and happy and normal, would have been fantastic. Heck, yeah. I’d erase it all in a second if I could.”
Leviticus 19:29, “Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness.”