Now that Hannah Montana is over and Miley Cyrus is a legal adult (flashing side boobage at the Grammys), Billy Ray Cyrus sat down with GQ magazine to talk about how he’s worried that he failed his daughter as a parent (in an article called Mr. Hannah Montana’s Achy Broken Heart). I’m warning you now: It’s really depressing. REALLY REALLY REALLY depressing.
How many interviews did I give and say, ‘You know what’s important between me and Miley is I try to be a friend to my kids’? I said it a lot. And sometimes I would even read other parents might say, ‘You don’t need to be a friend, you need to be a parent.’ Well, I’m the first guy to say to them right now: You were right. SOURCE
Look, I get it: Watching your kids grow up and make mistakes and occasionally fail? That’s hard. Really hard. And scary. Is Miley a perfect person? No, but then again, who is? Should he have let his daughter enter showbiz at that young an age? Probably not. But is she a shell of a human being, dead inside forever? (like Dina Lohan) Of course not. Being a parent means that, eventually, you’re child is going to grow up and make mistakes and there’s nothing you can do about it. All you can do is is be there and support her for who she is, even if you don’t always agree with everything she does.