Billy Ray Cyrus Blames 'Hannah Montana' for His Family Troubles; I Call B.S.

Linda Sharps

After the bong hit seen 'round the world, Billy Ray Cyrus took to Twitter to share his feelings about his daughter Miley's ill-advised, if amusing, experiments with salvia: "Sorry guys. I had no idea. I just saw this stuff for the first time myself. Im so sad. There is much beyond my control right now."

Things are definitely rocky for Billy Ray at the moment. His daughter is on some kind of eternal quest to out-slut Paris Hilton; she's not only smoking some drug that sounds like saliva, she's allowing herself to be recorded while doing so; he recently split from Tish, his wife of 17 years, amid a flurry of rumors she was banging Bret Michaels.

So what's to blame for all this family drama? According to a recent GQ interview with Billy Ray, the fault lies with Hannah Montana.

Cyrus says he feels squeezed out of Miley's life, and that bad advice given to Miley by her handlers and the pressures of the Disney Channel show have all contributed to their troubles:

The damn show destroyed my family. And I sit there and go, 'Yeah, you know what? Some gave all.' It is my motto, and guess what? I have to eat that one. I some-gave-all'd it all right. I some-gave-all'd it while everybody else was going to the bank. It's all sad.

Okay, for one thing, I'm having a hard time with the patriotic "Some Gave All" reference, but that ASIDE -- shut it, Billy Ray. Tell it to your heart, your achy breaky heart, but don't go whining to upscale men's magazines about how the Disney Channel show you chose to put your kid on is to blame for everything that's gone wrong.

These show-business parents who would rather share their stories with a journalist than do everything they can to re-connect with their children kind of make me sick, really. If you're that concerned about your daughter -- as you probably should be -- then stop posing for Emotionally Vulnerable Father photo shoots and go do everything you can to fix the relationship.

Also, heads up to Will and Jada Smith: I hope you're taking notes.

What do you think about Billy Ray's interview? Do you feel sorry for him?

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