Miley Cyrus' godmother Dolly Parton: She doesn't have to be so drastic

Published Friday, Apr 25 2014, 18:20 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Miley Cyrus' godmother Dolly Parton says she's not worried about the controversial star, although she admits she doesn't think Miley needs to be quite so drastic with her choices…

Country star Dolly wrote an opinion piece about Miley, 21, for the Time Magazine 100 Most Influential People List, which includes 'Wrecking Ball' singer Miley among its biggest movers and shakers of the year.

Dolly said she understood that Miley needed to leave behind her Hannah Montana persona as she grew up – and leave it behind she has!

Miley Cyrus, Dolly Parton
Hannah Montana (Disney Channel) 2006


Miley's been shocking us all over the place ever since ditching her wholesome Hannah image in favour of a party-loving, pixie cropped, scantily clad persona instead.

Gyrating on stage in practically no clothes? Done it. Appearing in a music video with absolutely no clothes? Old news.

While plenty of us have been pretty shocked by the dramatic change in Miley, godmother Dolly insists the starlet knows what she is doing.

"If I didn't know how smart and talented Miley is, I might worry about her. But I've watched her grow up. So I don't," she wrote.

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Miley has been showing off a raunchier image since her Hannah Montana days.

Dolly continued: "She was very proud of the work she did as Hannah Montana, but people were gonna leave her there forever. And she was just smotherin' and chokin' in it. So she felt she had to do something completely drastic. And she did. She made her point, she made her mark, and more power to her."

But while Dolly is fully supportive of Miley, it seems she's hoping the wild child will calm down a little now she's shown she can shake off the Hannah Montana stereotype.

Whatever happens, however, she'll remain behind her goddaughter.

"The girl can sing," she wrote. "The girl is smart. And she doesn't have to be so drastic. But I will respect her choices. I did it my way, so why can't she do it her way?"

Miley has been keeping a low profile in recent days, not tweeting since 21 April, which is unusual for her. She was admitted to hospital earlier this month after a severe allergic reaction, forcing her to cancel dates on her world 'Bangerz Tour'.

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