Steven Tyler courtesy Daigo Oliva (CC-BY-SA 2.0)

Steven Tyler courtesy Daigo Oliva (CC-BY-SA 2.0)

“We’re a very sarcastic family,” Steven Tyler‘s model turned photographer daughter, Mia Tyler, tells Life & Style. “He’s the funniest man I know. He’s saving the show (American Idol) because it was kind of boring before. There’s only so many times you can watch Simon be mean to people.”

Mia intimates that her dad is, well, the opposite of Simon Cowell, on and off camera.

“It’s so nice to see him up there,” Mia says of her (62 year-old) rock star father. “He loves it!”

And she says the perfect father – kind but firm.

“He’s very much a dad when he’s home. He’s very protective and gets mad at us for not cleaning the catlitter box — typical dad stuff.”

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