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UPDATE: Based on a tweet Miley Cyrus sent out August 28, Billy Ray is totally behind his little twerking angel. “'Mile, if twerkin woulda been invented.... And I had a foam finger.... I woulda done the same thang you did.' - DAD,” Miley tweeted. Good to know since his unexpectedly not showing up to Piers Morgan seemed to suggest otherwise.

The world watched in shock and horror on Sunday night when former Disney star Miley Cyrus took to the VMA stage to jiggle her booty and come up with a host of inappropriate uses for a foam finger. Critics and fans alike speculated on what her famous father, Billy Ray Cyrus, would think of the star’s performance.

In fact, some thought that his tweet calling for peace was a reference to the “We Can’t Stop” singer’s legion of haters. Billy Ray later clarified that his tweet was actually referring to the tense situation in Syria involving chemical weapons. Chemical weapons > Miley Cyrus.

Credit: Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images Photo: Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus, February 9, 2006

But Hannah Montana’s father has finally commented on his daughter’s antics at the VMAs in a new interview with Entertainment Tonight.

“Of course I'll always be here for Miley. Can't wait see her when she gets home," Billy Ray told ET. "She's still my little girl and I'm still her Dad regardless how this circus we call show business plays out. I love her unconditionally and that will never change."

Papa Bear, your daughter just twerked her way into the unseemly crevasses of a giant teddy bear. Just sayin.’

Billy Ray may support his daughter, but her mother on Hannah Montana, Brooke Shields, expressed her disdain on the Today Show saying, “I just sorta want to know who’s advising her and why it’s necessary.”

From your mouth to God’s ears, Brooke!

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Source: Entertainment Tonight