Teenage pop star Miley Cyrus has denied accusations of racism after a picture of the star making a slanty-eyed face surfaced on the internet. She responded by claiming she was "simply making a goofy face". The year-old Disney star, who shot to fame after starring in the Hannah Montana TV series, has been accused by the Organisation of Chinese Americans of setting a "terrible example for her many young fans".
Her statement made it worse, something many commenters predicted. Now the OCA has fired back at Miley once again. Yesterday Miley issued a statement on her website, saying she was sorry that some people misinterpreted her goofy faces, not that she was actually apologetic for making the face in the first place.
When Miley Cyrus transformed herself into Hanoi Montana for this photo -- she had to know it would turn into bad fortune. The OCA -- a group "dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans" -- is fuming at this photo of Miley and pals for using what they have deemed an offensive, stereotypical gesture. The OCA sent us this statement: "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.
Disney darling Miley Cyrus is speaking out her most recent controversial photos. And she's going on the offensive. The " Hannah Montana " star was slammed by the Asian American community after a photo of the pop star and her pals slanting their eyes was leaked online. Only one friend - an Asian American - is not making the gesture in the shot.
The picture appears to show Cyrus striking the jokey pose with a group of friends. The only person in the group not joining in is a young man of Asian descent. A group representing Asian Americans accused the year-old of insulting other races and demanded a public apology.
February 5th,am. Just wanted to give you a quick update on whats going on in my life! Im still in Nashville, but Im heading back to LA tomorrow!
After Miley Cyrus' first apology was rejected by Asian-American groups, she posted a second, more heartfelt mea culpa on her official fan site on Monday for the racially insensitive photo that surfaced last week in which she was depicted making a gesture that was considered offensive to Asian-Americans. I have learned a valuable lesson from this and know that sometimes my actions can be unintentionally hurtful. I know everything is a part of GOD's ultimate plan, and mistakes happen so that eventually I will become the woman he aspires me to be.
Miley Cyrus has created her very own meme, and we must admit the photos are pretty funny. It all started a few days ago when the year-old pop star found a silly childhood pic of herself and shared it on Instagram. In the cute shot, a young Cyrus rolls her eyes to make a funny "over it" expression.
Less than a year after her infamous Vanity Fair shoot, another photo of teen queen Miley Cyrus is causing controversy. In a photograph taken with boyfriend Justin Gaston and a group of friends, the Hannah Montana star, 16, pulls a slant-eye pose in an apparent attempt to 'look Asian'. After the image was leaked on to the internet, Asian American groups have condemned the pose as 'racist' and demanded an apology from the teenager.