Country legend Dolly Parton has a message for Miley Cyrus' detractors: Leave her alone!
During an interview with CNN's Larry King Tuesday night, Parton said of Miley, whose skimpy outfits, nightclubbing and dating life have been scrutinized, "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."
Parton added, "I don't know if she's surrounded by people that are helping, you know, not making the wise decisions, but I know that she's going to be fine, or I certainly hope so. I never try to give people advice. I never wanted people giving me advice. I wanted information and I wanted to be left alone to do my own thing."
And Parton also added that she hopes she hasn't inspired Cyrus' risque outfits. "Hopefully she didn't get that from me because I certainly never encouraged her to do any of that. I think she's just [at a crossroads] trying to overcome the "Hannah Montana" little girl, and trying to become a young woman."