London, Oct 24 : Popstar Miley Cyrus got a major lecture from her father, as he told her to concentrate on her career rather than her beau. The Hannah Montana actress, who is dating 20-year-old Justin Gatson, was told by her father Billy Ray Cyrus not to ruin her burgeoning career and to watch her actions, as many she is an icon for many.
"We brought Miley up with good morals and strong religion, but she's at that age where she is bound to be experimenting and her hormones are going nuts. Miley's career is just rolling along now and getting bigger and bigger. Everyone loves her and she has a shot to have a career like Julia Roberts or Jennifer Aniston or someone like that," British tabloid The Sun quoted Billy as telling a pal.
"I told her in no uncertain terms that her career would be over if something stupid were to happen and she would no longer be a role model for young girls, something she takes very seriously.I think I made an impression on her; at least I hope so," he added. Billy also told that Cyrus was a good girl, but needed to watch where she was heading.
"I don't want to forbid her from dating because that would just make her sneak around. I'd rather have everything up front and out in the open. Miley is a really good kid, but she has to watch her step as far as boys are concerned," he said.
Meanwhile, Miley Cyrus has blasted critics for judging her relationship with Gatson.