Rosie O'Donnell Sort of Defends Billy Ray Cyrus

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Billy Ray Cyrus may have come out and directly blamed his daughter's involvement in show business for recent troubles, but Rosie O'Donnell doesn't think he meant it.

Asked about the country singer's rant to GQ this month, in which he said Hannah Montana "destroyed my family," Rosie told Access Hollywood that Cyrus was just being a concerned parent.

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“I think he’s doing what a lot of us are doing that have teenagers, including me, [saying], ‘What the hell is going on here? I thought I was in control of this place and now the kids are acting out. The animals are ruining the zoo!’”

Does O'Donnell think Hollywood is responsible for Miley's behavior? No. It's just a teenager acting like a teenager.

“A 16 or 18-year-old girl is going to separate from the parents no matter what. They’re going to smoke some salvia... they’re going to drink some beer. This is what happens when kids are 18 and they’re trying to separate."

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dude....i beg ya all leave miley alone for a moment.... what the fuk is your prob. when she was young (few year before) his dad knowing she everything didn't stop her so why he has come now?!? billy ray stop tortureing her.... now you have no right saying anything to her..... i am a teenager too and do sometimes drink with friends to have fun a bit ..... if i might be on miley's place i would have killed billy ray

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dude im an 18 year old girl and yes we do drink and some, we just expirament and plus its fun!

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Doesn't anyone see the similarity here with what happened with Britney Spears? Maybe it's the case of your parents controlling you and making money out of you throughout your early teens. At some point you will want to get out and start controlling your own life. No wonder she reacts more strongly than most teenagers. There is no way that either Britney or Miley can be judged as normal teenagers anyway, since their experience is totally different.

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OK LISTEN UP!!!! I MOST DEF DO NOT AGREE WIT THIS AT ALL!!!! “A 16 or 18-year-old girl is going to separate from the parents no matter what. They’re going to smoke some salvia... they’re going to drink some beer. This is what happens when kids are 18 and they’re trying to separate." THAT IS MOST DEF NOT TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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OK LISTEN UP!!!! I MOST DEF DO NOT AGREE WIT THIS RIGHT HERE!!!! “A 16 or 18-year-old girl is going to separate from the parents no matter what. They’re going to smoke some salvia... they’re going to drink some beer. This is what happens when kids are 18 and they’re trying to separate." THAT RIGHT THERE IS MOST DEF NOT FREAKIN TRUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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What can we say.Her dad should of did something when she was 18.So
so why is there a problem now.

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you people need to leave miley cyrus alone .let her live her life .you shouldn't judge her .look at your self .what do you have in your closet.

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I hate how Miley is trying to separate from her parents just cuz she's "grown up" now. Hello, if it weren't for her parents' raising her, investing all those years & money into her career, & using their connections, Miley wouldn't be who she is today. show some respect & gratitude!

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Come on people. I just turned 18, and i have never danced on a stripper pole or given a 44 year old man a lap dance. Most teenagers like to party, etc., but if you have a job where you're put in the spotlight, you need to be more mature about your actions. I think partying at her age is plenty normal - but not when it involves giving a director who is twice her age a lap dance. It just looks trashy.

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I understand that she is a teenager...I am 22 years old and yes I started drinking before I was 21...but one thing is being a teenager and living life, having fun and another thing is being irresponsible and a bad example..I just hope she doesnt end up where lindsay lohan is

Rosie O'Donnell Biography

Rosie O'Donnell Pic Rosie O'Donnell used to be a host on The View. She's known for her liberal views on the world, but also for the unusual, obnoxious ways... More »
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