Disney star Miley Cyrus has hit out at the way Madonna and Angelina are parenting their broods – because they allow them to be photographed regularly.
The 17-year-old who found fame as Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel has obviously missed the irony of a former child star criticising the way other celebrities raise their children.
If it hadn't been for her parents putting her in front of the camera at the tender age of nine, it would be doubtful if Miley would have amassed the millions of dollars she has.
Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.Miley, whose father is singer and actor Billy Ray Cyrus, told Irish television that she "really disagrees" with how the two older women put their children in front of the camera, adding the children had no say in the matter.
It's never a good idea to attack other people's parenting, particularly if you have no children of your own, but it seems particularly hypocritical to do it when you went for your first Hannah audition at the age of 11.
Presumably Miley's parents were involved in the decision to allow her to do that which seems somehow worse than allowing your children to be photographed by the paparazzi. I would imagine, if you're a star, that it's quite hard to avoid that unless you don't go out.
Still, I guess Miley knows what she's talking about. She was nine when she made her first television appearance on a show called "Doc" which also starred her father.
The Cyrus family fun doesn't end there. Miley has a younger sister, Noah, who has been photographed wearing a sexualised Halloween costume.
Nine-year-old Noah can also be seen on YouTube with her friend Emily Grace in a show called "The Noie and Ems Show". It might be an idea if Miley had a word with her parents instead.
In her television interview she also talks about a heart condition, tachycardia, which she has had since birth. It makes her heart beat faster and means she should avoid stress as much as possible. I would imagine her chosen career can be pretty stressful.
Which begs the question, what were Miley's parents thinking of when they put her in front of the camera all those years ago?
Source (ParentDish US)