Billy Ray Cyrus admits in the latest issue of GQ that he's concerned over the safety of daughter Miley, and for good reason: he says Satan has attacked his family.
Seriously. After telling the magazine "somewhere along this journey, both mine and Miley's faith has been shaken," Billy Ray is asked if he truly believes he and his children are "under attack by Satan." His response?
There's no doubt about it.
From there, the country singer went on to detail his regrets, his worries and why he finally drew the line at Miley's 18th birthday party. Totally self-serving, ridiculous excerpts from the interview are below.Why is Satan attacking his family? It's the way it is. 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.
Why is he concerned about Miley? She's got a lot of people around her that's putting her in a great deal of danger.. I want to get her sheltered from the storm. Stop the insanity just for a minute.
Why didn't he attend her 18th birthday party? It was wrong. It was for 21 years old and up... I said, 'This whole thing's falling apart up there and they just want to blame all of this stuff on you again.' I'm staying out of it.
Is he worried Miley might die? I'm concerned about Miley. I think that [Kurt Cobain's] world was just spinning so fast and he had so many people around him that didn't help him. Like Anna Nicole Smith - you could see that train wreck coming... Michael Jackson. I was trying to reach out to Michael Jackson.
Does he wish Miley had never been cast as Hannah Montana? [It] destroyed my family... I'd take it back in a second. For my family to be here and just everybody be okay, safe and sound and happy and normal, would have been fantastic. Heck, yeah. I'd erase it all in a second if I could.
Wow. Just... wow. We've been as critical of Miley as anyone, but we just believe she often acts as a bad role model, not that she's anywhere close to Anna Nicole Smith territory.
What do you think of Billy Ray's concerns? Legitimate worries from a father? Or a crock of BS, based around veiled shots at his ex-wife, because he's been pushed out of the family picture?