Billy Ray's Finger Flip -- More than Meets the Eye

Before you get all judgmental over what appears to be Disney do-gooder Billy Ray Cyrus flipping the bird to cameras -- take a closer look ... it's a total optical illusion.

In what looks like a failed attempt at a Miley peace sign, Billy accidentally sent another hand message to his fans in NYC last night. At least, we think it's an accident...

For his next trick, Billy Ray will make his Kelly Clarkson shag and soul patch disappear.