Jason Priestley doesn’t want his daughter to dress up as Miley Cyrus as she is a bad influence.
The 44-year-old actor shot to fame in his early twenties as Brandon Walsh in the original series of Beverly Hills 90210.
When quizzed on what his reaction would be if his six-year-old daughter Ava wanted to dress up as Wrecking Ball singer Miley Cyrus for Halloween, his composure wavered.
“I’d be a little torn on that. Like if she wanted to go as Hannah Montana I’d say, ‘Sure’. But to go as Miley Cyrus that would be indicative of… Umm yeah, I’d have a problem with that,” he told Kit Hoover and Shaun Robinson on Access Hollywood Live.
But he also suggested that he could relate to Miley, who has hit the headlines once more following a Twitter spat with Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor.
The Call Me Fritz actor also grew up in the spotlight, and he thinks Miley is achieving exactly what she’s set out to do.
“When you’re 20, 21 years old you think you’ve got it all figured out. You think you’re an adult. She’s pushing the envelope a little bit in order to get column inches [in magazines] and that’s exactly what she’s getting,” he said.
Earlier today Miley appeared on the Today show where she told host Matt Lauer that she’s the happiest she’s ever been.
She explained that despite her headline-grabbing antics, she considers herself to be a good person.
“The most important thing is being a really good person. And that doesn’t depend on what you do on stage, that depends on how you treat people when you’re off stage, and I know how I treat people.
“I don’t ever really plan to offend people, but sometimes that just happens because they’re not open to what they don’t understand. But my fans understand. [The VMAs] went exactly as planned. I mean, it’s a month later, and we’re still talking about it so it worked,” she explained.
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