Miley Cyrus Torn Apart By Dad Billy Ray — Is He Saving Her Or Using Her?

Wed, February 23, 2011 9:16am EDT by 13 Comments

Miley’s relationship with dad Billy Ray seems to be completely broken now that he has voiced his disdain with her lifestyle publicly — but isn’t it his fault this all happened?

It appears that Miley Cyrus has no tolerance for people trashing her in the press – especially those that pushed her into the public eye! US Weekly reports, “Miley is pissed off at her dad for talking to the press. She’s done with it.” Has the Cyrus family become the new Lohans?

A source close to Miley goes on to say that Billy is in no way doing this for Miley’s sake. “He was always upset he didn’t get as much attention as Miley. This is his way of stealing the spotlight.”

Bill infamously complained about Miley’s behavior in March’s GQ, saying he was scared for his daughter. It seems now however that his aims may not have been so altruistic. “She won’t talk to him anymore, so he sees no problem voicing his opinion to whomever will listen.”

“It is very important to me to work on mending my family right now,” Billy told PEOPLE in an exclusive statement. A source seemed to echo this statement to HollywoodLife.com saying, “Miley was reasoning with her Dad. She kept telling him it would be a bad idea because the ladies of The View would grill him the whole time. Plus, the show’s live, so he could easily say something he didn’t mean to say, which would only upset Miley more. Basically, Miley brought her concerns up and Billy Ray accepted it.”

What do you think HollywoodLifers? Is Billy just trying to get attention or really concerned?