Where was Miley Cyrus' father while she was twerking up against Robin Thicke during their VMA performance? Well, a) that's sexist with paternalistic overtones #rude, and b) our good friend T. Kyle at Reality TV GIFs has the answer! Papa Billy Ray Cyrus was coaching her from the aisle! (About two ill-timed crotch thrusts from Rihanna's face.)
See? Billy Ray's fiiiiiine. He's not like a regular dad -- he's a cool dad!
Watch Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke's freak-nasty VMA performance after the jump.
Video Music Award 2013 winners, red carpet photos, and the full VMA show free on demand at VMA.MTV.com.
Photo credit: T. Kyle MacMahon of RealityTVgifs.tumblr.com