Billy Ray Cyrus has seemingly come out in defence of his daughter Miley Cyrus following her raunchy performance at the MTV Video Music Awards.
The singer, of 'Achy Breaky Heart' fame, took to his Twitter account at about 3.30am (EDT) to post the vague message.
"Thanking God for so many blessings tonight. Continue to pray for world peace. More love … less hate," he tweeted.
Miley Cyrus, 20, raised eyebrows after she sang her controversial hit track 'We Can't Stop', which features lyrics that references party drug MDMA, before simulating sex acts on stage with Canadian singer Robin Thicke for his track 'Blurred Lines'.
The performance drew condemnation online from celebrities and the public alike.
Brooklyn Decker wrote "I'm so uncomfortable" while Jaime King added "A certain mortification swells over me when I watch certain performers".
Cyrus wore a leotard featuring a teddy bear called "Boo" before stripping down to a flesh-coloured PVC two-piece for the duet with Thicke at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Stars including Will Smith and his family, Rihanna and One Direction watched on in shock as Cyrus gyrated provocatively and at one point riding a foam hand, before bending down in front of the male singer "twerking" into his crotch.
Thicke's wife Paula Patton and Cyrus' mother Tish Cyrus were present for the performance but have been silent on social media.
Author: Chloe Ross, Approving editor: Jack Hawke