On Miley Cyrus' twerking, Billy Ray Cyrus broke his silence. And get this: his heart is not achy breaky as some rumors suggest. Despite the Parents Television Council speaking out strongly against the former "Hannah Montana" star's raunchy on-stage performance with Robin Thicke to his hit, "Blurred Lines," Miley's father is sticking by his baby girl.
In an Entertainment Tonight interview, Papa Cyrus said this about the, arguably, NSFW performance by Miley Cyrus at the MTV Video Music Awards.
"Of course I'll always be here for Miley. Can't wait [to] see her when she gets home. She's still my little girl and I'm still her dad regardless how this circus we call show business plays out. I love her unconditionally and that will never change," Billy Ray said to Nancy O'Dell about Miley Cyrus twerking at the 2013 MTV VMAs.
One would expect a parent to be supportive of their child, no matter what the pickle they find themselves in. However, a bit of irony to this story is this: Miley's father is on the board of the PTC, which is a watchdog for explicit programming on television.
According to USA Today, on Monday, a statement posted on the group's website read:
"MTV has once again succeeded in marketing sexually charged messages to young children using former child stars and condom commercials -- while falsely rating this program as appropriate for kids as young as 14."
Not surprisingly, the PTC didn't say anything derogatory against Miley Cyrus as a person, but it is clear they are not fans of the former Disney star's twerking.
While Billy Ray Cyrus breaks his silence over this matter surrounding his daughter, he and Miley were not on speaking terms a short time ago. In 2011, he faced the reality that his little girl was not the rosebud, Hannah, any longer; she super-sexed her lifestyle.
However, he didn't shy away from his worries. In a 2011 GQ interview, Billy Ray said this about Miley's new image:
"She's got a lot of people around her that's putting her in a great deal of danger. I know she's 18, but I still feel like as her daddy I'd like to try to help. At least get her out of danger. I want to get her sheltered from the storm. Stop the insanity just for a minute."
Now, he's tempered his opinions -- at least in the public -- and is taking more of a supportive role, no matter how much skin his daughter bares through the blurred lines.