Cyrus’ Aides Filter ‘negative’ Press Stories

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June 21, 2010 | 4:10am EST

Miley Cyrus avoids all negative articles published about her by limiting the amount of TV channels she watches and ensuring her entourage filters media reports before she reads them.
The 17-year-old Hannah Montana star has been forced to defend her behaviour recently after a series of raunchy performances – including simulating a same-sex smooch on U.K. TV show Britain’s Got Talent earlier this month.

Critics have accused the young singer/actress of growing up too fast and being a bad role model for her teenage fans, but Cyrus admits her aides never let her read the upsetting stories.

She tells, “I try to think of really just the positive things. My family, we’re only allowed to have 10 channels basically at our house, because we don’t want to see any of that (negative) stuff.

“So the people that are around me, they bring me the good things, and I never see anything or read anything that’s bad because it’s never e-mailed to me by my manager or publicist or whoever.

“That’s the job of the team that I have around me: to make sure that those things aren’t talked about.”

And the star insists she has nothing to be ashamed of, branding herself an “inspirational person” who makes her mum and dad proud.

She adds, “I’m a very inspirational person. At the end of the day my parents are proud of me, and I have a feeling if your job is to bring other people down, you may not have the same response.”