You know if you took a poll of say two hundred people, you would probably get two hundred definitions of what a good father is. However, one thing seems to be universal when defining a good parent. Most people would agree that a good parent teaches you right from wrong. So, is Billy Ray Cyrus what most people would define as a good parent? Is Billy Ray a good father?
The web has been burning up with searchers hunting for the Miley Cyrus Lap Dance video. You can see her video doing her thing with 44 year old Adam Shankman here.
Billy Ray Cyrus approves of his daughter and her dance by stating in an interview with TMZ, that “it was ‘just fun’.” For those who are not aware, Billy Ray became an immediate success when he appeared on the scene in 1990 with his billboard hit record ‘Achy Breaky Heart.’ His album ‘Some Gave All’ was certified Platinum selling over twenty million copies.
Some call Billy Ray the one hit wonder famous for only Achy Breaky Heart, however, his album had three singles that hit the top forty on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks during 1992 and 1993.
However, since his successful album, Billy Ray has not done much of substance to further his career. Billy Ray has a daughter he has mentored into Hollywood stardom. Miley Cyrus has been inundated with popularity since she was presented to the public as the title character in the movie Hannah Montana.
Her stardom has been inundated with controversy. While she is an American pop singer, songwriter, television and film star, stardom when there is no adult guiding you in the right direction can and does allow some to veer too far from the right path. Sometimes these teens end up disoriented, depressed and far too traumatized to really enjoy life as it should be. Looking back at Lindsey Lohan, Jessica Simpson, Paris Hilton and many more, the fear of these teens is far greater for suicide or total removal from life than teens who have normal lives.
Miley Ray is only 16 years old. She is indulging in activities some adults at the ages of thirty and forty have never indulged in.
April 28, 2008……………………………………..Miley posed topless for Vanity Fair.
August 9, 2009……………………………………Miley performance incited controversy with some stating her show poked fun at the American Culture, was provocative and some claimed her performance was lewd.
May 12, 2010…………………………………….. Miley Cyrus performs in video perceived as raunchy. She is seen rubbing against a 44 year old alleged gay male.
With this most recent controversy, the question comes to mind, ‘Is Billy Ray a good father’? Billy Ray has been quoted by TMZ as saying “It’s What people her age do.” He also has been quoted stating “she was just having fun.”
Well, I am sorry, but if my 16 year old daughter or son was caught bumping and grinding as recorded, or even if suspected, I would have a conniption fit!
Hollywood or celebrity has changed the way parenting is defined. Thank God, the movies and stars behind the scenes do not define to the world what good parenting or what a child should be.
Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus