Miley Cyrus 'Mocks' Asians, APA Begs for Apology
Miley Cyrus is in trouble once again! She didn't leak private pictures or spoof a fellow Disney cast member online. She didn't show her bra to the Internet or make out with Justin Gaston for the first, second or fourth time. You might be asking, so what gives? Miley and her friends squinted their eyes in a picture, apparently mocking the entire Asian Pacific American community. I'm sorry but these communities need to grow up and stop pointing fingers at a 16-year-old girl. Of course people will make fun of you, no matter what you do or what you say. That's life, get over it.
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," said George Wu, executive director of OCA. "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." (source)