Well, moms of the world aren’t the only ones irritated with Miley Cyrus...she’s managed to piss off the Asian community as well. In a trend that seems to be growing, Miley, who never met a camera she didn’t use, poses with her buds and they’re making the international sign of “this is what an Asian looks like.” Very UN-PC, Miles!
Miley’s stirred things up so much that the Asian advocacy group OCA, a group “dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans”. They sent a statement to TMZ expressing their level of outrage:
“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.”
Sigh. Another apology needed from Miley over stupid pictures. At least she has her clothes on in this one.