Despite an apology from Jamie Foxx for his comments to Miley Cyrus earlier this week, the teen star’s dad has fired back.
Billy Ray Cyrus spoke to “Bonnie Hunt Show” on Thursday (April 16), calling Foxx’s Miley rant “hurtful” and “not funny.”
“It was hurtful,” he said Thursday. “There wasn’t nothing funny about it. And, quite frankly, I think if I said those things about his daughter, he might not find it so comedic.”
On Jamie’s Sirius Satellite radio show on Sunday (April 12), the comedian told the 16-year-old Disney star to “grow up,” make a sex tape and do drugs, in response to a radio interview Miley did in which she called out Radiohead for refusing to meet her backstage at the Grammys.
“She’s gonna ruin Radiohead’s career?” he asked before ripping into the teen star. “Make a sex tape and grow up. Get like Britney Spears and do some heroin. Do like Lindsay Lohan, start seeing a lesbian, and get some crack in your pipe; catch Chlamydia on a bicycle seat.”
After mass outrage, Foxx issued an apology when asked about the situation during an appearance on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” on Tuesday (April 14). He admitted that he crossed the line, but called his comments jokes.
“Miley, I apologize. I’ll call you,” Jamie said, as he stared. “I so apologize to her. This is sincere because I am a comedian and you guys know that whatever I say, I don’t mean any of it. Sometimes, as comedians as we do, we go a little bit too far.
“I have a radio show … we’re really the black Howard Stern. We go at everybody. But, there was a situation with Miley Cyrus, and I just wanna say I apologize for what I said. I didn’t mean it maliciously. I’m a comedian,” he continued.
According to E! News, Billy Ray was angry over the comments, and said that “He doesn’t understand why he would do that to Miley, especially since he has a teenage daughter himself.”