Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Miley Cyrus certainly has a true friend in Hannah Montana co-star Alison Brie, who recently claimed that the press has been too harsh on the teen starlet.
Brie, who played Nina in the hit Disney show, has slammed recent reports criticising the teen sensation for appearing to mock Asians in a set of leaked snaps.
Miley had earlier triggered media furore after she posed half-naked for a saucy cover shoot for Vanity Fair last year (08) - aged just 15.
But Brie, who now stars in TV hit 'Mad Men', believes people shouldn't be so hard on Cyrus.
She has insisted that any person in Miley's position would find it hard to be perfect under the glare of the media spotlight.
"I think people are too hard on kids in the entertainment industry. It's a really tough industry to be in," Contactmusic quoted her as telling Us magazine.
She added: "If your average Joe was put under a microscope and scrutinised the way Miley Cyrus is, they'd be doing a lot worse. In general, she does great at being a great role model for kids. Everybody makes mistakes." (ANI)