Another Miley Cyrus photo scandal is brewing. The latest picture has many calling the 16-year-old Hannah Montana star racist.
The photo shows Miley and a group of friends pulling back the corners of their eyes to mock the slanted eyes of people of Asian descent.
The OCA, an Asian-American advocacy group, issued a statement saying, “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.”
The group has requested an apology from Cyrus for the offensive gesture.
This is the latest in a long line of photo scandals for the pop star.