Dolly Parton speaks out about Miley Cyrus’ behaviour

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - FEBRUARY 10: Singer Dolly Parton speaks at a news conference to kick off the 75th Anniversary of Great Smoky Mountains National Park on February 10, 2009 in National Harbor, Maryland. Parton, a native of Eastern Tennessee, will serve as this year's celebrity ambassador for the park. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Dolly Parton has spoken out about Miley Cyrus recent behaviour.

Miley’s honorary godmother admitted she does not approve of the 18-year-old star’s recent provocative stage performances.

“Hopefully she didn’t get that from me because I certainly never encouraged her to do any of that… I think she’s just in a cross — she’s just kind of in a crosswinds trying to overcome the Hannah Montana little girl, and trying to become a young woman,” Dolly said.

“I don’t know if she’s surrounded by people that are helping her to not make the wise decisions…”

“I think this day and time life is hard for young people, certainly young girls… The world is just… you just can’t flaunt enough,” she said. “You can’t just do enough. You can’t just talk trashy enough or dress trashy enough. It seems to be like if you don’t do that you’re not in the in crowd.

“So I think that there’s a lot of pressure just on young people in general and I think they put a lot of pressure on themselves.”

“I’m hoping that Miley is going to be just fine,” Parton said. “I know she’s very gifted and I love her dearly and if she ever needs me I’ll do everything I can to help her in any way that I can. So I think we should just let her grow up.”