Asian-American Group OCA Demands 'Fuller Apology' From Miley Cyrus

February 07, 2009 04:52:17 GMT

OCA's Executive Director, George Wu, insists the group will not back down unless Miley Cyrus issues another apology, a "fuller" one, concerning her "goofy picture".

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Asian-American group OCA, which accuses Miley Cyrus to have offended the Asians as she's been photographed making slanty-eyed face, is blaming the teen star for not issuing "fuller apology" when she recently addressed the controversy. "It's not a real apology. We're not backing down," George Wu, Executive Director of the OCA is quoted as telling Celebuzz.

Wu further claims, "The picture is offensive and now this statement is inadequate," when referring to Miley's response which she wrote in a blog on her MileyWorld on Thursday, February 5. Miley herself has not yet commented on Wu's statement.

Earlier this week, a picture showing Miley Cyrus and some of her friends pull their eyelids back to look like Asians while one Asian-American male sits among them hit the web. Soon thereafter OCA issued a statement, calling the pic displays "an offensive, stereotypical gesture" and so demanded an apology from Miley.

Insisting she and her friends weren't purposely "making fun of any ethnicity!", Miley wrote on her MileyWorld blog, "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!"

"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. If that would of been anyone else, it would of been overlooked! I definitely feel like the press is trying to make me out as the new 'BAD GIRL'!" she complained.


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posted by asian on Aug 21, 2009
if you're a young disney female figure head i think you would know by now that you are in the public's eye and should watch what you do... because obviously the media is going to criticize what you do despite who you are what age you etc only b/c you are a media figure. also, for those who aren't asian and aren't offended by this... this is just my take on it. i feel like you guys probably haven't had much to relate to your ethnicity yet. being in college and a part of my ethnicity's social organization i was really able to relate to my culture and to have some teeny bopper mock my race... just because? what a dumb f****... seriously? what if asian gangs see these and they're not gonna take crap for that. way to be "smarter than you look"
posted by asian.matt. on Jun 27, 2009
i'm asian, and i found it extremely offensive, and anyone who does something racial, should have to apologize. even if she is 'just a normal girl', any normal person has to apologize. why should she get any special rights?
posted by 409 on Jun 27, 2009
Leave miley Alone!!! ibet if you were a teenager you would do the same!!!
posted by Tina on Jun 27, 2009
Hey ok so what is the big deal i know what she did was bad but come on she didnt know what she was geting her self into! i mean she was just a teenage girl hanging out with her friends, and i do think the press is making everone think she is the new 'Bad Girl' people should leave her alone!
posted by 689 on Jun 02, 2009
I think Miley should apologize. I'm Asian, but even if I weren't, I would still think Miley should apologize. Everyone thinks that she's just a kid, you know, just fooling around. But I think she gets away with too much, since she's famous and such.
posted by juu on Apr 14, 2009
who cares miley cyrus rocks leave her alone everyone makes mistakes like her song no bodys perfect she is a teenager and teenagers make stupid mistakes and one day we as teenagers will make mistakes like that so she did a bad thing she was wrong but she is like a normal teenager.
posted by Matilda on Feb 09, 2009
This is an insult to anyone who has ever been subjected to racism. And it harms the people who will be subjected to it in the future. Because now a lot of people will just think of this and say, just get over yourself, it´s not that bad.
posted by stupid on Feb 08, 2009
omg everythin this girl does is a problem...shes only a kid it was just harmless fun...i dont think she should apologize for imitating an asian person. ppl just worked up over simple harmless things these days.
posted by angel on Feb 08, 2009
im asian and whether or not she was being racist, she should just apologize. Theres going to be people and fans upset by the fact that she did this. I just think she needs to be more careful about her surroundings because she is in the public eye 24/7 so next time she should just not do this becase a lot of people will more than likely misunderstand this photo. No matter what the hell she was doing.
posted by API on Feb 07, 2009
I don't know but she is just a kid. Maybe we shouldn't push too hard on hard. There are lots of ways we make positive energy, for example, to develop more Hollywood stars for our commmunity and media.
posted by ann on Feb 07, 2009
I agree with 604. She is a hillybilly redneck who has no right making fun of others.
posted by rii on Feb 07, 2009
i hate it when people put down others for being completely ignorant and illbred when they themselves are too. "hillbilly hick" really now? really?
posted by 604 on Feb 07, 2009
She is a hillbilly hick after all. You can't really blame someone if they are completely ignorant and illbred. It's like punishing a puppy for peeing on the floor.

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