In a December interview published in the Feb. 22 issue of GQ Magazine, Cyrus said he wished the show that launched his daughter to pop stardom had never happened.
“I hate to say it, but yes, I do. Yeah. I’d take it back in a second,” Cyrus said. “For my family to be here and just be everybody OK, safe and sound and happy and normal, would have been fantastic. Heck, yeah. I’d erase it all in a second if I could.”
Cyrus and his wife, Tish, filed for divorce in October. They have three kids together — Miley is the oldest — and two from Tish’s previous marriage.
Miley Cyrus should have seen this coming; Billy Ray did not go to his daughter birthday party back in November 2010. She wanted to be treated like an adult. Would an adult let her go to party and use some weird smoking device to make herself go high. What was she thinking? Think like an adult would do. She’s 18 now and this year she would be 19. Think more like what would a teen adult would do. Can she still be a role model to her fans?
Would she be like Lindsay Lohan and go crazy, getting drunk, stealing jewelry and going to court? I don’t want my role model do this. She even looked up to Hilary Duff as a pioneer of teen star of the Disney Channel. I still watch Hilary Duff movies whenever I get a chance. Hilary Duff is much better than Miley Cyrus.
Cyrus says in the interview that he tried too hard to be a friend instead of a parent to his daughter. He said he is scared for Miley and compared her current path to those of other stars whose lives ended tragically, including Kurt Cobain, Anna Nicole Smith and Michael Jackson.
Billy Ray Cyrus compared the recent deaths of today’s celebrities and they were young, look what happened to them. They had fame, but they were driven to drugs, the dark side of Hollywood.
“I should have been a better parent,” Cyrus said. “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.”
It is always the parents fault, they don’t see the sign of their child problems. Ignoring them makes it worst. Don’t be a friend to them, be a family to your child. Ask questions, communicate with your child. Do what other actors who portray good family TV roles would do to communicated with their child. Billy Ray Cyrus is an actor, the writers wrote good lines for he can be a better actor in Hannah Montana. Can he think like what would Billy Rod Steward would say?
He said his entire family was baptized before leaving Tennessee for Los Angeles to protect them from evil, and he believes Satan is attacking his family.
We have all heard the downfall of teen star when they grow up to be an adult, they disappeared. Where are they now, doing drugs and drinking, their life is over. I hate to see this on Miley Cyrus. She has her whole life in front of her and what does she do. I hope she does not run around here and there after men after men who can control her wild behavior.
Billy Ray Cyrus, said it right Hollywood is tempted to the dark side of fame. Once you are tempted with fame, it goes through your head and you cannot come down. People are not thinking probably. Money cannot bring you happiness nor fame too. Controlling your life, being responsible and entertain us in a good way would generate more fans as they get older.