Is Miley Cyrus racist for slant-eye photo?
Miley Cyrus has stirred up another photo controversy, but it’s not for racy pictures this time.
In the above photo taken with boyfriend Justin Gaston and a group of friends, the Disney star pulls a slant-eye pose in an apparent attempt to look (East) Asian.
After the image surfaced on the Internet, she has been receiving criticism from Asian groups and the Asian community branding the said photograph as “offensive and racist.”
The Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) said in a 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. This image falls within a long and unfortunate history of people mocking and denigrating individuals of Asian descent…
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The OCA said the inclusion of an Asian American in the photo did not make the image acceptable.
C’mon, these kids were just having fun… don’t take them too seriously. I have some Chinese friends and they don’t really get offended whenever we do this pose.
Some people are soooo boring!