Melissa Gilbert may have grown up in a time without camera phones and the 24-hour news cycle, but she’s in the camp that believes Miley Cyrus knew exactly what she was doing when she allowed a friend to videotape her smoking from a bong recently.
“These days, everyone with a cellphone is a paparazzo,” Gilbert told AOL News. “How high do you have to be to let a friend film you? I think she wanted to get caught.”
The former star of ‘Little House on the Prairie’ and spokeswoman for The Partnership at DrugFree.org thinks Cyrus is being too reckless after smoking salvia … or whatever it was that got her so loopy that night.
“That’s bull—-!” Gilbert said. “I think it was marijuana.”
The 46-year old actress who played Laura Ingalls Wilder on the famed 1970s television show doesn’t think Cyrus is the ultimate problem child, but still thinks kids need to look at this incident as a valuable lesson about drug abuse.
“Hopefully, these kids in the public eye like Cyrus and Heath Ledger are cautionary tales,” Gilbert said.
You know… she’s probably right. You can follow Melissa on Twitter.