Recently, Billy Ray Cyrus held an interview with GQ magazine (published in the Feb. 22nd issue) where he says the Disney TV show “Hannah Montana” destroyed his family, causing his divorce and sending daughter Miley Cyrus spinning out of control.
In the interview, 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 being the oldest, plus two more children from Tish’s previous marriage.
Billy Ray Cyrus said when he asked about the rumored video footage of his daughter smoking from a bong at her 18th birthday party in December, he was told it was none of his business. He refused to attend the party, saying it was wrong to have it in a bar.
The “Achy Breaky Heart” star told the magazine that he is scared for his daughter and compared her current path to those of other stars whose lives ended tragically, including Kurt Cobain, Anna Nicole Smith and Michael Jackson.
He said his entire family was baptized before leaving Tennessee for Los Angeles to protect themselves from evil, and he believes Satan is attacking his family.
“It’s the way it is,” Cyrus said. “There has always been a battle between good and evil. Always will be. You think, ‘This is a chance to make family entertainment, bring families together…’ and look what it’s turned into.”
Personally, I think Billy is being a bit of a drama queen, looking for just a bit more publicity and someone to blame for his own problems and shortcomings. So who do we have to blame for all the problems in the Cyrus family according to this interview? Well, from the looks of it, Disney and Satan, or maybe Disney is Satan? From the rumors circulating, the seperation occured because Billy was too concerned with Miley’s career and making money rather than his marriage. He was cold and distant. Plus, there is the rumor of Tish cuddling up with some papparazzi. Who knows, but I’m guessing at some point in time, if Billy is to learn anything from his past mistakes, and keep his family safe, he will need to start looking within to solve his problems rather than placing blame elsewhere.
What do you think? Is Satan and Disney the cause of his family’s problems? Is Disney Satan? Does Miley need to go to rehab for pot smoking? Sound off below!