Teenage pop star Miley Cyrus has denied accusations of racism after a picture of the star making a slanty-eyed face surfaced on the internet. She responded by claiming she was "simply making a goofy face". The year-old Disney star, who shot to fame after starring in the Hannah Montana TV series, has been accused by the Organisation of Chinese Americans of setting a "terrible example for her many young fans". The statement also said: "[the] image falls within a long and unfortunate history of people mocking and denigrating individuals of Asian descent
Miley Cyrus On Controversial Photo: ‘In No Way Was I Making Fun Of Any Ethnicity'
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When did that become newsworthy? It seems someone is trying to make something out of nothing to me. The photo, making the rounds online, shows the "Hannah Montana" star and five friends squinting their eyes into a slanted expression. An Asian man sits next to Cyrus, not participating in the group pose.
Miley denies making fun of Asians
Disney teen idol Miley Cyrus has said she was making a goofy face when she made slant-eye poses in a personal photograph with friends, and was not making fun of Asians. Cyrus, 16, was responding to demands from an Asian-American group that she apologise for the snapshot which surfaced on the Internet this week, and in a blog posted on her official website, she said she's becoming a media target. The OCA, a national organisation that promotes the welfare of Asian Pacific Americans, had accused Cyrus of taunting and mocking Asians when she and a group of friends pulled their eyes sideways in a photo.
Less than a year after her infamous Vanity Fair shoot, another photo of teen queen Miley Cyrus is causing controversy. In a photograph taken with boyfriend Justin Gaston and a group of friends, the Hannah Montana star, 16, pulls a slant-eye pose in an apparent attempt to 'look Asian'. After the image was leaked on to the internet, Asian American groups have condemned the pose as 'racist' and demanded an apology from the teenager. A spokesman for the Organisation of Chinese American OCA said: 'The photo falls within a long and unfortunate history of people mocking and denigrating individuals of Asian descent.