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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He may be concerned, but he's going about it the wrong way and there's more to it than parental concern. The better thing to do would have been to either hold a PRIVATE family meeting and talk to her DIRECTLY. Instead, what does Billy Ray Cyrus do? He pulls a Michael Lohan/ Lynne Spears by selling his daughter's problems to the tabloids! By doing things like that the parents not only add more stress to the family and draw more negative attention to the kids, but they also PROFIT off or the stress in their kids' lives. That's wrong. It's a sort of betrayal and it was kind of rude.He's only going to make the father-daughter relationship worse. @Hilton Hater: I think you should do a 'THG asks' on this: Was Billy Ray Cyrus right to speak out on Miley's problems the way he did?

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So ok let miles ruin her reputation but come on i agree with miles that Hannah Montana ruin her life but all so made a really good show if she didn't do the series of Hannah Montana maybe half of the haters wouldn't hate example me! my lil sis she's 7yrs and looks up to this slut (no offense miley)cuz no 1 would care so for the people that say leave miley alone and rere and Katy and whoever did the same thing but no they didn't miley made a bad influence 4the kids/ Ok Im done.

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So ok let miles ruin her reputation but come on i agree with miles that Hannah Montana ruin her life but all so made a really good show if she didn't do the series of Hannah Montana maybe half of the haters wouldn't hate example me! my lil sis she's 7yrs and looks up to this slut (no offense miley)cuz no 1 would care so for the people that say leave miley alone and rere and Katy and whoever did the same thing but no they didn't miley made a bad influence 4the kids/ Ok Im done.