Yeah. This is the understatement of the week.
Billy Ray Cyrus really screwed the pooch back in December when he simultaneously destroyed his relationship with his daughter Miley and Disney by claiming that the network destroyed his family, but now that he and wife Tish are hoping to reconcile their broken marriage, he's begun quite the tour of contrition, and is claiming now that he hasn't been a very good father!
"I did kind of approach being a dad as a friend. I was a great playmate. I mean, for teaching [my children] how to camp and build fires and ride motorcycles and four-wheelers, and horses, and all those fun kind of things. I was really good at that. As far as sitting down and doing algebra and science, the homework, I wasn't very good at that. So I look back on it and think, 'You know what? Maybe, no doubt, I could have been a better dad.' I love Hannah Montana. I love Disney. I wouldn't change anything. What I meant to say, and what I hope I said was … fame can be a dangerous animal. And it's a delicate thing. You know, when you get in this industry and … you strike so hard for that moment. But, fame is dangerous. Miley has a great heart. She's very intelligent. She will make good choices and she knows right from wrong."
Well, we're glad that he's owning up to his mistakes and attempting to make amends!
We're sure that he was feeling lot of confusion and anger when he made those comments, and we can see how what he was trying to say could have gotten twisted because of that.
We just hope that he and his family can make it through all of this without any more pain or heartache, because if they do, we're sure they'll come back stronger than ever.
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