Did you notice this plot hole?

By Ashley Boucher
June 25, 2020 07:10 PM
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Hannah Montana
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Disney Channel fans will remember Hannah Montana, the series that starred Miley Cyrus as a teenager who leads a double life as a regular girl by day and famous pop singer by night — but they might not remember a glaring plot hole recently gone viral on TikTok.

Nine years after the series' final season in 2011, a fan has revealed in a now-viral TikTok video that it seems pretty implausible that no one in the fictional world of Hannah Montana ever realized that Robby Ray Stewart — played by Miley's real-life father Billy Ray Cyrus — was the dad of both the titular pop star and Miley Stewart.

As TikTok user KylieKlunder explains in the clip, "Robby Ray [Stewart] was Miley Stewart's dad."

"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 get his autograph?' " she continues. "Common knowledge that the old country singer is Robby Ray ... is Miley and Jackson's dad."

Miley Cyrus
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KylieKlunder continues to point out that in the episode featuring the Jonas Brothers in season 2, the boy band members express their excitement to meet Robby Ray and Hannah Montana replies, "Yep, my dad — Robby Ray, the old country singer — writes all the songs."

Giving another example, KylieKlunder points out that when Robby Ray presents Hannah Montana with the Golden Booty award, he says that he is excited to give it to his daughter.

"Robby Ray the famous country singer was both Miley Stewart and Hannah Montana's dad and nobody ever put it together!" KylieKlunder concludes in the video — a realization that surely would have led to others in the show figuring out Hannah Montana's true identity as Miley Stewart.

Hannah Montana ran for four seasons on the Disney Channel from 2006 to 2011 and was nominated for four Primetime Emmy awards during its run.