Miley Cyrus bong-smoking video has dad Billy Ray 'so sad'
Miley Cyrus' bong smoking video was finally enough to get dad Billy Ray Cyrus to criticize his daughter's behavior. Well, almost criticize it.
"Sorry guys. I had no idea," he said Friday on Twitter. "Just saw this stuff for the first time myself. I'm so sad. There is much beyond my control right now."
He and Miley's mom, Tish, filed for divorce in October after 17 years of marriage.
Billy Ray, who costarred in "Hannah Montana" with Miley, has previously defended her in situations where her behavior raised eyebrows. For example, when she held a pole and danced at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards, when she posed semi-nude for Vanity Fair, when she made racy videos for "Can't Be Tamed" and "Who Owns My Heart," and when video surfaced showing her grinding her butt into the crotch of fortysomething film producer Adam Shankman at the wrap party for her film "The Last Song." (We didn't hear what he thought about the cleavage-baring maxi dress she wore to meet the queen.)
Miley turned 18 in November, and if -- as sources told TMZ -- she was smoking the hallucinogenic herb salvia divinorum at her L.A. pad and not marijuana, she wasn't breaking any laws. Still, it must be hard for a dad to see his little girl all grown up.
PREACH IT! Miley Cyrus' carefully planned rebellion presses on
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Tish, Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus at the Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 11, 2010, in Beverly Hills. Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty Images