After Jamie Foxx apologized to Miley Cyrus , Billy Ray Cyrus is addressing the comments Foxx made last weekend about his teen daughter.
“It was hurtful,” Billy Ray said on Thursday’s “Bonnie Hunt Show,” according to Us Weekly. “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 his satellite-radio show Sunday, Foxx told the 16-year-old Disney star to “grow up,” make a sex tape and do drugs. The comments were in response to a radio interview Cyrus did , in which she vowed to “ruin” Radiohead after they refused to meet with her.
Foxx has a 14-year-old daughter and addressed how upset he would be if someone had said what he said about her when he stopped by “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” on Tuesday. “I so apologize to [Cyrus], and this is sincere,” Foxx said. “I am a comedian, and you guys know that whatever I say, I don’t mean any of it. And sometimes, as comedians, as we do, we go a little bit too far.”
He added: “There was a situation with Miley Cyrus, and I just want to say, I apologize for what I said. I didn’t mean it maliciously. You know I’m a comedian. You know my heart. Miley, I apologize, so I’ll call you. I got a daughter too, so I completely understand.”
Earlier this week, a source told E! News that Billy Ray wasn’t pleased to hear what Foxx had said about his daughter. “He thinks Jamie was out of line and didn’t find any humor in it,” the source said, pointing out that Miley had even met Foxx at the “Kids’ Inaugural Concert” in January. “He doesn’t understand why he would do that to Miley, especially since he has a teenage daughter himself.”