Because there were no other, more pressing matters facing our nation for political pundit Bill O’Reilly to comment on during his Tuesday (Oct. 1) visit to “The View,” naturally conversation led to Miley Cyrus.
We kid. O’Reilly spoke about the government shutdown, as well, of course, but guest host Jason Biggs felt the need to ask, as he said, “the big questions.” The Fox News personality seemed peeved at the topic change and the suggestion that he talks about Cyrus frequently.
“You talk a lot about her, given what you talk about,” Biggs suggested.
O’Reilly countered, “I don’t talk a lot about her. Once in a while.” He then proceed to talk, you know, a lot about her.
“I just want to make it perfectly clear that I don’t really care about this subject, however I do care about kids,” he continued. “When Miley Cyrus, who is Hannah Montana, has a big following, and now she’s telling magazines that she takes drugs that are dangerous, that’s bad. What she did on stage, you guys make the call, all right? I’ve said that I think this is a talented woman, that she has acting and musical talent, that she doesn’t need to make a spectacle of herself to succeed. If she wants to be Lady Gaga, that’s her choice.”
O’Reilly continued with some parenting advice for the “We Can’t Stop” singer’s father, Billy Ray Cyrus: “But if I were her dad, number one, I wouldn’t discuss it in public, I’d discuss it in private. And I would just say, ‘Look, the guidance is, you want a long career? You want to be respected? You don’t do what she did.'”
Do you agree with O’Reilly’s thoughts on Cyrus?