Billy Ray’s shock when Vanity Fair ‘stripped Miley down’

Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray CyrusIn a TV interview yesterday with Today show anchor Meredith Vieira, Billy Ray Cyrus commented for the first time on his 15-year-old daughter Miley’s semi-nude photo shoot for Vanity Fair.

“I didn’t know they were going to strip her down and wrap her in a blanket,” Cyrus said. “I was surprised when I saw it.”

He explained why he wasn’t present for the entire shoot: “I didn’t have any choice. I had a show to do, and an obligation, to go to Washington state. Looking back at it, if I could’ve stayed, I would have.”

He laughed off suggestions that some of the photos of him with Miley seemed more like a boyfriend and girlfriend rather than a father and daughter, saying, “I’m sorry if I offended somebody but that’s just a daddy that loves his daughter a whole lot. We both love acting, we love making music, and we love each other. I’m her dad and she’s my daughter. If a daddy hasn’t hugged his daughter recently, I recommend he does.”

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  1. tammy • June 17, 2008 @ 2:15 PM

    First of all ya this picture of them is a little in appropriate…and second even if he couldn’t be at the shoot I’m pretty sure she can open her mouth and say something…her father can’t be there for the rest of her life…telling her what to do or what not to do…she’s a big girl now and if she didn’t want to take off her clothes she should have spoken up…

  2. larry • June 17, 2008 @ 2:30 PM

    The reason this picture looks strange might have something to do with her positioned between on his crotch, with one arm over his thigh. Good southern daddy daughter love

  3. jennie_bearz • June 17, 2008 @ 2:37 PM

    Personaly I think people really need to stop looking so far into things… all this picture is showing is a daughter looking for her daddys sholder to cry on… no girl or women that has a close relationship with their father can say that they havent ever leand on or looked for comfortfrom their daddy after a bad day or something I sure know I have… It’s a father daughter baund there is no harm in that…

  4. sk8tergirl • June 17, 2008 @ 7:07 PM

    That picture is….. uhh….. sweet???

  5. tributegirl • June 18, 2008 @ 5:42 PM

    Billy Ray is a-ok!

  6. Feldman • June 18, 2008 @ 5:43 PM

    Hannah Montana is the best show on television.

  7. Nancy • June 18, 2008 @ 6:17 PM

    I came onto Tribute and clicked on this article. My 11 year old daughter(who is a fan of Miley) was sitting next to me. She saw this photo and immediately gasped and said “what the heck?”

  8. roflmao • June 18, 2008 @ 6:55 PM

    yeah those pictures of her and her dad are weird.
    creepy, even.
    they downright disgust me

  9. Anonymous • June 19, 2008 @ 7:03 AM

    You’re just jealous.

  10. tributegirl • June 19, 2008 @ 8:12 AM

    Of what?

  11. Nancy • June 23, 2008 @ 12:20 PM

    To what? The image of a hoochie?

  12. claire • September 6, 2008 @ 1:47 PM

    this picture is just him comforting miley whats wrong with that

  13. mike bryant • July 7, 2013 @ 2:33 PM

    I see nothing wrong with that photo shoot. Now if her head were turned in the other direction on his lap, we would really have something to talk about. As it is, fathers and daughters typically see each other in awkward situations all of the time. No big deal.

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