Miley Cyrus' picture controversy
- Bang Showbiz
- 3 February 2009
'Hannah Montana' actress Miley Cyrus is embroiled in a fresh controversy after photographs of her "slanting her eyes" surfaced on the internet
Miley Cyrus is embroiled in new controversy after photographs of her "slanting her eyes" surfaced on the internet.
The 'Hannah Montana' actress - who shocked fans when a series of pictures of her in raunchy poses were leaked lat year - has been accused of being racist by an Asian American advocacy group, who are demanding she apologises.
The Organisation of Chinese American (OCA) said in a statement: "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."
Executive Director of OCA George Wu said: "Not only has Miley Cyrus and the other individuals in the photograph encouraged and legitimised the taunting and mocking of people of Asian descent, she has also insulted her many Asian Pacific American fans. "The inclusion of an Asian Pacific American individual in the photo does not make it
acceptable. OCA hopes that Miley Cyrus will apologise to her fans and the APA community for this lapse in judgment and takes the opportunity to better understand why the gesture is offensive."
Miley's representative is yet to comment on the allegations.
Meanwhile, the 16-year-old singer has traded in her Porsche - which used to belong to her mother - for an eco-friendly black Prius.
Miley decided to get rid of the luxury motor as it was "bad for the environment" and is delighted with her new model.
She said: "I didn't like it 'cause it was bad for the environment, and it was too big. My dad surprised me last night with a black Prius, which is good for the environment, and it's adorable! I'm going to get Hello Kitty floor mats!"