Mean Betty: It’s All Hannah Montana’s Fault, Right Billy Ray Cyrus?
Billy Rays says the Disney show “Destroyed my family.” Nothing like a little parental round of “pass the buck”!
Mean Betty’s heard all about alter egos and actors throwing themselves into a part, but when she heard that Billy Ray Cyrus is blaming Hannah Montana for all the problems the Cyrus family is facing, Mean Betty got jealous! Why can’t Mean Betty get her own TV show so she can blame everything on it her?!
Billy Ray Cyrus is such a paragon of parenthood that he looked at himself squarely in the mirror and decided that Hannah Montana is really Miley’s evil twin responsible for the Fall of the Cyruses! Yes! His divorce, Miley’s drinking, drugging, smoking, tattooing, um, over-enthusiasm about being a multimillionaire teenager … it’s all the blond headed evil twin’s fault!
Billy Ray sat down recently with the good therapists at GQ and laid his soul bare. Oh, my little ewe lambs, he held nothing back! He told the mag that he wishes he had never pushed baby Miley into the show: “I hate to say it, but yes, I do. I’d take it back in a second.”
“It destroyed my family,” he tells GQ. “I’ll tell you right now — the damn show destroyed my family. And I sit there and go, ‘Yeah, you know what? Some gave all.’ It is my motto, and guess what? I have to eat that one. I some-gave-all’d it all right. I some-gave-all’d it while everybody else was going to the bank. It’s all sad.”
Mean Betty is confused. Who exactly was going to the bank? Who gave it all’d?
No kittens, Billy Ray doesn’t blame himself for turning himself into a second banana to his daughter’s fame. Doesn’t every parent long to relieve themselves of parental responsibility so his child can be the bread winner — oops, Mean Betty’s fingers slipped, she meant friend. That’s right, kittens; Billy Ray just wanted to be Miley’s BFF!
But poor Billy Ray! He told GQ that when anything goes wrong in Miley’s life, he’s always being blamed, dagnabbit!
“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!’ Well, I took it, because I’m her daddy, and that’s what daddies do. Okay, nail me to the cross, I’ll take it….”
Don’t you hate it when your kid’s “handlers” try to blame things on you?
“All those people around, they used me every time. It became so obvious that, man, no matter what happens, they’re going to put you up there and let you take the bullet,” he goes on.
Hmm. Perhaps that’s because you’re her PARENT and, along with your nitwit wife, are supposed to be responsible for your daughter?
Billy Ray seems to have forgotten that the entire family was on set during that infamous Vanity Fair shoot!
Speaking of handlers, Billy ray now complains that Miley’s “got a lot of people around her that’s putting her in a great deal of danger.” Bad grammar aside, let’s review: Billy Ray set his daughter up to make a ton of money, then she went and hired people to say “yes” to her little whims when he really wanted to say “no.”
Is it possible to roll ones eyes in print? Imagine Mean Betty doing so now.
“I know she’s 18, but I still feel like as her daddy I’d like to try to help,” babbles Billy Ray. “Take care of her just a little bit, to at least get her out of danger. I want to get her sheltered from the storm. Stop the insanity just for a minute.”
Too little, too late, “Dad.”