Miley Cyrus Racist? Sure no one, including Miley Cyrus herself, does not want her to be a racist. Unfortunately, the Hannah Montana teen sensation is accused of racism after a photo showing her supposedly mocking Asian American by slanting her eyes surfaced online.
In the picture (see above), Mylie Cyrus, sitting on the knees of boyfriend Justin Gaston, strentched her eyelids, amid a group of friends including a Asian-faced guy. The pic is ok for me, because I think Miley Cyrus was just a bit naughty and wanna have some ridiculous poses for a photoshoot.
But apparently, the OCA — an Asian-right group “dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans”, did not think so. They alleged Miley Cyrus of showing racism against Asian Americans and demand the 16-year-old’s apology. Read excerpts of OCA excutive director George Wu’ statement to TMZ:
”The photograph of Miley Cyrus and other individuals slanting their eyes currently circulating the Internet is offensive to the Asian Pacific American community and sets a terrible example for her many young fans. This image falls within a long and unfortunate history of people mocking and denigrating individuals of Asian descent.
Not only has Miley Cyrus and the other individuals in the photograph encouraged and legitimized the taunting and mocking of people of Asian descent, she has also insulted her many Asian Pacific American fans. The inclusion of an Asian Pacific American individual in the photo does not make it acceptable.
OCA hopes that Miley Cyrus will apologize to her fans and the APA community for this lapse in judgment and takes the opportunity to better understand why the gesture is offensive.”