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Billy Ray Cyrus: I'll be there for Miley

2013-08-28 10:51
Los Angeles - Billy Ray Cyrus has vowed to be there for his daughter Miley Cyrus after she received a barrage of criticism for her saucy MTV Video Music Awards performance.

The country singer insists the 20-year-old star will always "be my little girl", despite causing controversy at the ceremony on Sunday as she joined Robin Thicke on stage for a rendition of his hit Blurred Lines, during which she gyrated around him while wearing a minuscule nude-coloured bikini.

Speaking on Entertainment Tonight, he said: "Of course I'll always be here for Miley. Can't wait see her when she gets home.

"She's still my little girl and I'm still her dad regardless how this circus we call show business plays out. I love her unconditionally and that will never change."

'MTV sexually exploits women'

Billy's comments come despite being a member of the advisory board for the Parents Television Council (PTC) - a non-profit organisation that campaigns against explicit programming - which complained to MTV about his daughter's sexual performance.

Dan Isett, a PTC spokesperson, said: "This much is absolutely clear: MTV marketed adults-only material to children while falsely manipulating the content rating to make parents think the content was safe for their children.

"MTV continues to sexually exploit young women by promoting acts that incorporate 'twerking' in a nude-coloured bikini. How is this image of former child star Miley Cyrus appropriate for 14 year olds?" publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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