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Miley's Dad on Lap Dance Video: 'Just Fun'

5/13/2010 4:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Billy Ray Cyrus is blowing off the controversy over his  then 16-year-old daughter Miley Cyrus grinding on a 44-year-old man -- saying, "It's what people her age do."


We spoke to Billy moments ago about the video that TMZ first posted yesterday -- Miley dirty dancing with Adam Shankman during the wrap party for her movie "The Last Song."

In our poll, an overwhelming majority said the dance was inappropriate ... and 40 percent of readers blamed Miley's parents -- who were not there when the dancing deed was done.


Papa Billy says Miley was just "having fun."

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46.

Jen    

I think it's hilarious that everyone is getting so riled up about this, Miley Cyrus is 17 almost 18, she's going to be a legal adult soon. And the reality of it is that YES, most teenagers do dance like this. You can say they don't all you want but 9/10 times if you go to a teenage party, or even a high-school dance, this is how they're dancing, so instead of ostracizing her, open up your eyes. And I'm about 100% sure that director is gay. She was just having fun, it's her life. None of us have any say in what she does because we're not the ones leading it. Stop being concerned with what she does, even if you think your children will be influenced by her, have faith in your "good" parenting.

1540 days ago
47.

mrs etherl mertz    

#22 - It's a story because Miley is a CHILD!! Clearly she doesn't behave like one but she's still a CHILD GRINDING and GYRATING on someone!! Whether she is doing this to another female, male, straight, gay, someone her age or older, its still INAPPROPRIATE so see a child behaving sexual. Period. The end.

1540 days ago
48.

andrea    

LOL of course Billy Ray would say that. I wouldn't be surprised if she got pregnant before her 19th birthday.

1540 days ago
49.

mom of teen    

From the mom of a high school freshman who can't date and isn't allowed to go sol with boys until she is at least 16. A couple of the parents who chaperoned the high school homecoming dance told me of the "grind line" that all of the kids were doing. I asked my daughter, she said it was "fun" and everyone was doing it....



When we were kids it may have been a little different but we had our own "dirty dancing"...There isn't any difference and it doesn't make for bad parenting......



1540 days ago
50.

c    

Hey Billy, How much do you charge for her to do Greek?



I'll pay $25 for a BBBJ

1540 days ago
51.

John    

whats the odds daddy is hitting it.....



1540 days ago
52.

neither of these two sluts    

HE HAS TO SAY THAT...OR HIS HILLBILLIE DISNEY HO DAUGHTER WILL CUT HIM OFF........that is what happens when you are a one hit wonder and live off your kid!

1540 days ago
53.

OSW    

He's not going to say anything negative about his meal ticket...



Parents are disgusting.

1540 days ago
54.

Lisa    

and I love the fact that this is the same "father" who blasted Annie Lebowitz and Vanity Fair for their "risque" pics of her -- this guy isn't a parent, he's a whore using his daughter - and Barbara (post #4) you are 100% correct -- how can these people call themselves parents

1540 days ago
55.

Miley    

Im a slut I wish Disney would fire me >O

1540 days ago
56.

di    

we'll all see in a a few years what shakin's going on.

1540 days ago
57.

Laura    

What an deluded life these people lead. You get surrounded by yes men and sycophants that tell you that every minute of every day that you are beautiful and better than others and pretty soon, you have no notion of morals, ethics or decency as it applies to you or sadly your family. And if my 16 year old did something like this, there would be no glossing over and minimizing it. Shame on the Cyrus clan.

1540 days ago
58.

Shawnee    

Well he's RIGHT. Kids her age dance like this at parties ALL THE TIME. It's nothing new. People need to get over themselves and stop making such a big freakin' deal out of everything she does. SMH.

1540 days ago
59.

Brandy    

I'm confused...aren't there laws against this? A 44-year old man, homosexual or not, rubbing against a 16-year old girl that way? Why is the law enforcement in that area not pursuing charges?

1540 days ago
60.

dan    

Come on people....she knew he was gay. Therefore, she would be safe with him. I don't think she would do that on a straight 44 YO....but who knows

1540 days ago
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