MILEY Cyrus’ dad Billy Ray Cyrus has not spoken publicly about his political affiliations, but he has worked alongside Melania Trump to combat cyberbullying.
Billy Ray visited the First Lady at the White House last year to talk about keeping America’s children safe online.
Who is Miley Cyrus’ dad Billy Ray Cyrus?
Billy Ray Cyrus is a country singer, songwriter and actor.
He has released 16 studio albums and 53 singles since 1992.
He’s most famed for his hit single Achy Breaky Heart, the first song to reach triple platinum status in Australia.
The 58-year-old singer starred in the hit Disney Channel hit Hannah Montana alongside daughter Miley Cyrus from 2006 until 2011.
Is he a Trump supporter?
Billy Ray has never openly spoken about his political affiliations, but last year, he tweeted the First Lady of the US to thank her for her work against cyberbullying.
He and the family of a cyberbullying victim met with Melania Trump at the White House to discuss internet reform for kids in the US.
“What an honor to sit w/The First Lady at the White House,” he tweeted.
“@FLOTUS Your sincerity was truly inspiring. You/your team were so engaged to Channing’s grieving father & brother & brought ideas/strategy to make the world a safer better place for the youth in America #JusticeForChanning“
Tennessee teenager Channing Smith reportedly killed himself in September 2019 after finding out that sexually explicit messages he had exchanged with another boy had allegedly been uploaded to social media by some of his classmates.
Billy Ray performed at the boy’s memorial.
Melania also tweeted about the meeting, writing: “highlighting online safety is one of my #BeBest priorities.”
“Yesterday, @billyraycyrus introduced me to the Smith family to hear about the tragic loss of their loved one from cyberbullying. Teaching positive online behaviors can ensure a safer future for our children.”
In the weeks leading up to the election, Billy Ray tweeted Melania again after hearing news of the First Lady’s coronavirus diagnosis.
“Hope you are feeling better @FLOTUS,” Billy Ray Cyrus wrote in a social media post shared on October 8, 2020.
“This photo was almost exactly a year ago. Thank you again for the compassion and time you shared with Channing’s Dad and his [brother]. #BeBest #SuicidePrevention”
What did people say about his tweets?
Social media users believed his support for Melania’s initiatives and well-wishes for the President’s wife reflected his endorsement for Donald Trump’s administration.
“The picture I posted with Melania was not an endorsement, but a reflection on a special moment I had human to human with her,” he explained.
All of this leads me to the point that I am not telling you who to vote for, nor will I ever tell you who to vote for,” he continued.
“But I AM telling you that your vote matters and is to be cherished.
Billy Ray’s daughter Miley has outwardly spoken against the President, deeming him an “a completely racist, sexist, hateful a*****e” in an interview with Vanity Fair last year.
She’s previously labeled Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren one of her “personal heroes.”
Is Hannah Montana coming back on to screens?
Now that Disney+, the company’s streaming service has launched, Billy has revealed there’s a chance Hannah Montana could be revived in some fashion.
He told Hollywood Life: “They’re talking about doing a prequel, which to me, I would do that in a heartbeat.
“Because that means I get to get my mullet back.”
Hannah Montana followed Miley Stewart, a normal schoolgirl by day and a famous pop singer called Hannah Montana by night.
Billy played Miley’s dad on the show, and recalled: “They had cast me as her dad, and I said, ‘They should get a real actor. I don’t want to mess that show up.
‘They should get a real actor to play her dad because this is a great script and a great concept. It’s going to blow Miley up. It’s going to be big.”
While Billy is keen to return to the Hannah Montana world in some capacity, daughter Miley, 27, doesn’t feel the same.
She told People back in 2017: “I probably wouldn’t do a Hannah Montana reboot.
“It’s a lot of time to be spent with my dad. You know, my dad was my dad on the show. I have enough dad time.”
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