Billy Ray Cyrus Stands Up for Miley, Sort of Compares Daughter to Johnny Cash

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Unlike Sinead O'Connor, Billy Ray Cyrus is a big believer in everything his daughter is doing these days.

With Miley Cyrus engaged in a heated back-and-forth with O'Connor - calling Sinead out for her history of mental illness after that artist advised Miley to remain clothed - father Billy Ray appeared this week on the new Arsenio Hall show.

And he once again stood up for his 20-year old child.

Billy Ray said Miley is "smart" and has "thought this thing out in advance," in regard to her wild, attention-grabbing antics.

He also remarked the she "grew up around the greats," modeling herself after icons such as Johnny Cash. We can't say we saw that comparison coming.

Did Johnny Cash ever thrust his crotch into an iced tea can? If so, it's slipped our memory.

Following his Q&A with Hall, Cyrus performed two songs with Fred Durst and subsequently Tweeted:

"On the night the U.S. Government shut down… rocked with Fred Durst until 3AM. Guess everything's gonna be all right."

It really is, people. Who cares that you're out of work and/or can't visit a national park today because Congress can't come to an agreement that would allow it to actually function?

Billy Ray Cyrus rocked out with Fred Durst!

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Just because Miley has money, she's been upgraded from a striper/hooker to a "celebrity artist". If Miley were to be herself and be an average American, she'd be uneducated and working at a strip club. Great example to set for American youth.

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Is Billy Ray Cyrus out of his fucking mind?!?!? He has NO RIGHT AT ALL to compare his wild child of a daughter Miley to Johnny Cash!!!!! And, Johnny Cash and his wife June had a very happy, loving and stable marriage...which is more than I can say for Miley's idiot and dysfunction junction parents. Billy Ray needs to SHUT THE FUCK UP and continue working on repairing his crumbling marriage to that diva-like bitch wife of his (Tish). FUCKING IDIOT!!!!!

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I really hope none of you have
kids.I see no evidence of love
or loyalty for your offspring in these comments.What these attitudes allude to is that this girl
would be called 'SLUT' & 'WHORE'',probably physically abused & Disowned.That's really shameful behavior by 'Parents.'
Her Dad is doing all he can for
his 20 year old daughter.That
blame of Bad Parenting creating
a Miley is totally unfounded.
Miley was born to be exactly who
she is & to bother your prudish sensabilities.God forbid you
have a child that is spirited &
determined.You'd Beat the hell out of her.I think it's pretty safe
to say that you won't have any
children who will be stars.

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@ lola+d.

I have 3 and I'm guessing you could see them everyday as you look across the counter and ask:- you want fries with that?

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@ Sims

You would never be Allowed
to have custody of children
as fries is all they would get..
That is, after you Emotionally &
Physically abused them.

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BTW..Johnny would call her trash not cash

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Billy and Trish have to be the worst parents to an adult child. BILLY YOU'RE A HYPOCRITE! YOU'VE SINCERE OTHERS WHILE YOUR POS DEMON SPAWN HUMPS THINGS AND TALKS TRASHIER THAN A JERRY SPRINGER GUEST.
YOU WILL REAP FROM GOD FOR BEING A HYPOCRITE

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Johnny Cash is turning over today wondering how he got drawn into this debacle. My memories of JC don't compute with any of this. Billy Ray grasping...

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Yes, I now remember Johnny swinging naked on a wrecking ball singing Walk The Line......

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Is he really not seeing what the rest of the world is seeing? His daughter is trash and her music is horrible.

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Is that his excuse for Miley's behaviour. Lol, i find dis funny. What a bloody distorted parent. People really have lost all sense of morals in this world

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Terrible parenting skills, your daughter should be making porn movies and not singing, pure trash