Jason Earles plays Miley Cyrus' older brother on Hannah Montana.
Now, life is imitating art, as the young actor is speaking out in defense of his friend.
"I feel like they are picking on her," Earles told People Magazine, referring to the criticism Cyrus has received for a number of recently released photos. "She's a really good kid and like any normal 15-year-old, she's not always going to make the best decisions.
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Earles also emphasized the overlooked charity work Miley focuses on.
"If you'd see the amount of time she spends with the Make-A-Wish kids that come down to the set or the Phone-A-Friend program, where she calls these sick kids to cheer them up," he said. "If people saw the amount of positive things that she does, they would see how silly the picture 'scandals' really are."
Cyrus, who her friend says is a "great role model," is in the middle of filming the Hannah Montana movie. Do you agree with what Earles said?
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