Source: Miley's Dad Thinks Foxx Was Out of Line

Cyrus family shocked by the Oscar winner's crude jokes about the young Hannah Montana star

By Marc Malkin Apr 15, 2009 2:41 AMTags
Miley Cyrus, Jamie FoxxAlbert Michael/startraksphoto.com, Lester Cohen/ Getty Images

You might think Jamie Foxx would have reached out to Miley Cyrus by now.

Well, he hasn’t.

In fact, no one in the Cyrus camp has heard a peep from Foxx since he’s come under attack for crude jokes he made about the Hannah Montana star on his radio show, according to a source close to the family. [UPDATE: During an interview with Jay Leno on the Tonight Show this evening Foxx apologized and said he would call Miley.]

Miley’s dad, Billy Ray, is particularly upset, according to the source.

“He thinks Jamie was out of line and didn’t find any humor in it,” the source told me this afternoon. “He doesn’t understand why he would do that to Miley, especially since he has teenage daughter himself.”

Foxx certainly wasn’t taking shots at the 16-year-old star in January when they met at the Kids’ Inaugural: We Are the Future concert. “To say he didn’t know who Miley was doesn’t make sense,” the source said. “They’ve always been fans of Jamie, especially after meeting him. That’s why it’s even more disappointing.”

Foxx’s jokes began after a caller mentioned an old story about Miley threatening to ruin Radiohead after they declined her request to meet them at the Grammys.

A rep for the Cyrus family has declined to comment on the Foxx controversy. “Billy Ray isn’t going to say anything publicly because he doesn’t want to this to escalate,” the source said. “He wishes it would just go away.”

Foxx’s rep said earlier today the actor planned on releasing a statement (he hasn’t yet), while trying to excuse his client’s behavior by explaining that “Jamie’s show is a comedy.”

The rep did not immediately comment for this story.

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