It has been nine years since the Disney channel bid farewell to Hannah Montana but you would be lying if you deny watching its reruns and reminiscing the countless Fridays you spent glued to the TV to watch the adventures of Miley Stewart (Miley Cyrus), a teenage schoolgirl by day and the famous pop singer named Hannah Montana by night. But did you ever notice a gaping plot hole that basically questions the core premise of Hannah Montana?
Well, neither did we. But a TikTok video is currently going viral as it points out a serious flaw in the basic structure of the plot at the heart of Hannah Montana– that the secret that Miley Cyrus’ Miley Stewart (Cyrus) was leading a double life as she was also the famous pop star, Hannah Montana was only known by her closest friends and her family- including her dad, Robby Ray Stewart (played by Miley Cyrus’ father itself, Billy Ray Cyrus).
But given the plot hole brought to attention by TikTok user @KylieKlunder, it seems pretty impossible that no one else figured out the truth.
“Hannah Montana plot hole: Robby Ray Cyrus was Miley Stewart’s dad,” Klunder explains in her now-viral video. “We know this because Rico goes to their house and says, ‘Miley and Jackson, I need to talk to your dad because my grandma’s a big fan of old, washed-up country singers. Can I please have his autograph?’ Common knowledge that the old country singer is Robby Ray…is Miley and Jackson’s dad.”
“Fast forward to the Jonas Brothers episode,” she says. “The Jonas Brothers say, ‘Oh, my gosh. You’re Robby Ray, you write all the songs.’ And Hannah Montana says, ‘Yup, my dad, Robby Ray, the old country singer, writes all the songs.'” She also calls out another instance of the connection too: “Fast forward to the…Silver Booty Award. Hannah Montana wins it. Robby Ray says, ‘I’m so excited to give this to my daughter because I won it so many years ago.'”
Do you know what that means? It means that Robby Ray, on multiple occasions, openly accepted that he was Hannah Montana’s father as well, while it was common knowledge that he was Miley’s father as well. “Robby Ray, the famous country singer, was both Miley Stewart and Hannah Montana’s dad, and nobody ever put it together!” Klunder states.
Stumped? Speechless? Or for a lack of better words- questioning your existence on Earth? Oh, well you are not alone. As soon as the video came out, fans of Hannah Montana were shocked that one- such an obvious flaw existed in the show and second- no one EVER put two and two together!