While it is obvious Miley Cyrus no longer resembles her past Disney character, the currently hospitalized singer remarked she wants her past to be gone forever—by “murdering” Hannah Montana.
Dolly Parton, Miley’s Godmother, recently revealed a conversation she had with Miley about the 21-year-old singer wanting to show people she’s, basically, not an innocent good girl anymore.
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“One day she’d had enough and told me: ‘I need to murder Hannah Montana in order for people to accept who I really am,’” Dolly told UK’s The Sun. “I think she felt she had to make that severe a change. And she obviously did.”
The 68-year-old county music star says she only hopes that Miley will "make the right decisions" and that she doesn’t end up making a fool of herself.
Miley Cyrus last appeared as Disney's Hannah Montana in January 2011 when the show ended.
“I’m hoping that she holds it in the road and doesn’t do so many things that are that bizarre,” Parton added. “I don’t think the crowd would be so forgiving again if she did anything else that was really offensive. I don’t want it to overshadow her talent.”
When Miley did transition from Hannah Montana to the star she is today – admitting to doing drugs and wearing little to nothing on stage – Dolly adds that “people just would not have it.”
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“It reminded me of what happened to one of our great old stars of the past, Shirley Temple. As a little girl she was so great, but then she started to grow up. And people didn’t want her to grow up. They got mad at her. Well, that’s how everyone has been with Miley,” Dolly said.
“I was very worried. I was holding my breath, hoping that people didn’t totally crucify her. But she felt she had to make a place for herself in this pop world.”
Now that it was announced the remainder of Miley’s U.S. tour was postponed due to her “severe allergic reaction to antibiotics,” some people actually may not be so forgiving.