Miley Cyrus’ godmother Dolly Parton told The Sun: ‘One day she’d had enough and told me: ‘I need to murder Hannah Montana in order for people to accept who I really am. I think she felt she had to make that severe a change. And she obviously did.
I’m hoping that she holds it in the road and doesn’t do so many things that are that bizarre. I don’t think the crowd would be so forgiving again if she did anything else that was really offensive. I don’t want it to overshadow her talent.
Dolly said that she is shocked and ‘very worried’ by Miley’s nonchalant attitude towards drugs: ‘She tried her best to make that transition from Hannah Montana to be allowed to be Miley but people just would not have it.
It reminded me of what happened to one of our great old stars of the past, Shirley Temple. As a little girl she was so great, but then she started to grow up. And people didn’t want her to grow up. They got mad at her.
Well, that’s how everyone has been with Miley. I was very worried. I was holding my breath, hoping that people didn’t totally crucify her. But she felt she had to make a place for herself in this pop world. If she is as smart as I think she is, I think she’ll make the right decisions.’