This is the (Second) Worst Thing Miley Cyrus Ever Said About Hannah Montana
If there’s one thing Hannah Montana — both the fictional superstar and television series — taught us, it’s that nobody’s perfect — you live and you learn it. Miley Cyrus was forced to learn that the hard way not through her on-screen alter ego’s lyrics, but because the network that shot her to stardom, supposedly, took advantage of her in one of the worst ways.
While promoting the newest season of The Voice, on which the 23-year-old Disney alum plays a judge/mentor, in the latest edition of Elle, she took aim at Disney Channel, claiming that the House of Mouse was far from innocent in its dealings with the budding actress. “I did not grow up spoiled in any way,” the “Wrecking Ball” singer told the glossy publication. “I just wanted to be on TV. I mean, at one point — they’ll probably kill me for saying it — I was probably the least paid person [in] my cast because I didn’t know any better. I was just like, ‘I can be on Disney! Yeah, I want to do it!'”
She continued, “My name was Miley on my show, but I didn’t own my name — we didn’t think about that. Like, ‘Yeah, you can use my name on your show, sure!’ My mom started understanding how many people take advantage of a child, so she hired smart people to protect me in that way. I’m happy that when I was younger, people protected me and put me in a position where I can now control my music.”
Of course, this isn’t the first time a Disney alum slammed the network, nor is it the first time Miley shaded Hannah Montana. Remember, she asserted that she developed a mental disorder (body dysmorphia) because she had “been made pretty every day for so long,” that when she wasn’t on the show anymore, she questioned, “Who the f*ck am I?”
A mental disorder is far worse than claiming you were underpaid, so we’ll call this the second worst thing Miley ever said about HM.
This isn’t the first time Hannah Montana made awful headlines. Just look at all the shenanigans the cast caused: