Billy Ray Cyrus Defends Miley's Stripper Pole Dance (VIDEO, POLL)

09/20/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Katy Hall Managing Features Editor, Huffington Post

Billy Ray Cyrus would like everyone to know he supports his daughter's efforts as an entertainer, even when they involve pole dances as did Miley's dance at the Teen Choice Awards earlier this month.

"You know what? I just think that Miley loves entertaining people," he told Access Hollywood when asked about the controversy. "I always tell her to love what you're doing and stay focused for the love of the art and not worry so much about opinion."

It's worth noting that Billy's youngest daughter, Noah, 9, is also acquainted with stripper poles.

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