Virgie to the World: I Don't Care What You Think!

4/30/2007 4:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Virgie Arthur doesn't care if the public isn't on her side regarding her attempts to gain custody of her granddaughter, Dannielynn Birkhead.

Anna Nicole Smith's mother tells "Inside Edition," "I don't have to have the public ... to do what I think is right." Unfortunately for Virgie Virge, the courts weren't on her side either -- and awarded Larry Birkhead sole custody of baby Dannielynn.

But Virgie says being perceived as the bad guy isn't easy, and admits that "Yes, it does hurt."