Billy Ray Cyrus Thinks Miley's Pole Dancing Was Artsy



Miley Cyrus’ pole dancing routine at the Teen Choice Awards earlier this month was not without some controversy.  A lot of people, particularly parents, thought it was too racy and much too adult for a 16-year-old girl.  However, there’s one parent who didn’t have a problem with it – Miley’s dad, Billy Ray.

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Billy Ray said, “You know what?  I just think that Miley loves entertaining people.

“She loves singing [and] songwriting.”  And he tells his daughter to ignore negative comments.

He added, “I always tell her to love what you’re doing and stay focused for the love of the art and not worry so much about opinion.

“I give my kids a lot of freedom to make the art they wanna make, and make it in their own voice. I think it’s important.”

Hmm, art?  I’m not sure a teenager twirling around a stripper-ish pole is artsy, but what do I know?

Did you think the performance was too racy or is everyone making a big deal out of it?  Would you be comfortable with your 16-year-old girl doing that?



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