Dolly Parton Worries About Miley Cyrus
The country music legend - who calls the star her honorary goddaughter - admitted she does not approve of the 18-year-old star's recent provocative stage performances and is worried that the singer-and-actress is trying too hard to overcome her Disney image.
She said: "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.
"I don't know if she's surrounded by people that are helping her to not make the wise decisions..."
Dolly also thinks Miley is putting too much pressure on herself to act a certain way.
She told talk show host Larry King: "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. 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."
However despite Miley's "trashy" image, the '9 To 5' hitmaker thinks she will emerge from this phase of her life and has offered to help her if asks.
She said: "I'm hoping that Miley is going to be just fine. 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."