Miley Cyrus' racist 'Asian' photo

Teen sensation Miley Cyrus gets criticized once more for a racist photo, where she was shown along with her boyfriend Justin Gaston and some other friends slanting their eyes, a gesture that is offensive to the Asian Pacific American community.

According to a report from TMZ, the OCA, a group dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans, is reportedly mad at what they believe to be as offensive, stereotypical gesture of Miley Cyrus and friends.

“The photography 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 decent.

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 many of her Asian Pacific American fans,” says George Wu, the executive director of OCA, on the group's website.

In the said photo, Miley is sitting beside an Asian guy but according to Wu, the inclusion of an Asian Pacific American in the photo does not make it acceptable.

The OCA is hoping for an apology from Miley Cyrus.

About M.I.

Mykiru is an entertainment blogger, having been named as one of the Top 10 Pinoy Showbiz Resources in the Philippines. For a decade now, has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.

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