Fox News anchor Bill O'Reillychimes in on Miley Cyrus' controversial performance at the MTV Video Music Awards in his latest column:
The singer Billy Ray Cyrus was supposed to be interviewed on television this week but cancelled. And who can blame him? His daughter, Miley, embarrassed herself and her family on worldwide TV. Her narcissism on full display, the 20-year-old pop singer-actress simulated sexual activity with an older male singer while singing some kind of suggestive song. With millions of young people watching, the scene was as degrading as it was unnecessary.
As her father, Mr. Cyrus should be mortified by Miley's behavior. But he's made no direct comment about it - although he should have.
Generally speaking, there is an epidemic of bad parenting going on in America.
Unsaid here is that, despite the oddity that was Miley's performance, she's a 20-year-old woman. At what age is it appropriate for an adult's father to stop taking responsibility for their fully-grown child's actions? We'll leave that up to you.