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Miley Cyrus: I’m Not Racist

Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus
, the Hannah Montana star is being blasted
for being racist by the OCA — a group
“dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being
of Asian Pacific Americans.”

Miley Cyrus asian racist
OCA:
“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.”

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Miley Cyrus is shooting back at critics who accused her
of making a racist gesture, saying recent pictures of her pulling her eyes
into a slanted position was nothing more than a “goofy” face.

“I’ve also been told there are some people upset about some pictures
taken of me with friends making goofy faces!
Well, Im sorry if those people looked at those pics and
took them wrong and out of context,” she says.

“In NO way was I making fun of any ethnicity!
I was simply making a goofy face. When did that become newsworthy …
It seems someone is trying to make something out of nothing to me …
I definitely feel like the press is trying to make me out
as the new ‘BAD GIRL’”

“I feel like now that Britney is back on top of her game again,
they need someone to pick on! Lucky me,” Cyrus wrote.

The Hannah Montana starlet did not apologize,
but only said she did not want to disappoint her fans.

“You guys know my heart and know the most important things to me
are my friends, family, fans and GOD!
In NO WAY do I want to disappoint any of you!
But when I have made mistakes in the past,
I feel like I’ve owned up to them and apologized,” she added.

Cyrus has hardly been a stranger to controversial photos.

Miley Cyrus bikini

In April of last year, she was criticized when provocative photos
of her posing in a green bra.
Miley Cyrus bra

A few months later, she apologized for a semi-nude shot
that appeared in Vanity Fair magazine.

Miley Cyrus Vanity Fair

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February 7, 2009 - Posted by | Miley Cyrus

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