Miley Cyrus Offends More Than Just Parents Of Preteen Girls

Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus caused quite a stir when this photo of her and some friends began making the rounds on the internet:

Miley Cyrus offends Asians

The Asian American organization The OCA issued the following statement to TMZ:

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. The inclusion of an Asian Pacific American individual in the photo does not make it acceptable.

What these folks don’t realize is that Miley is just preparing for an international marketing campaign instigated by Disney to combat the flailing US economy and declining profits for the entertainment giant. There were a number of ethnically insensitive Hannah Montana clones in the works, including the one that inspired the controversial photo:

The new politically incorrect Japanese version of Hannah Montana

Needless to say, the show has been scrapped, as have the following equally offensive projects:

Mexicanna Montana
Hannah Talibantana
Tranny Montanny
Afghanistanna Montana
Hannah Guantanamontana

Perhaps Disney should try a more positive approach, like Yes We Canna Montana.

****UPDATE 2/9/09 – Miley has finally surrenderred! Check out her white flag aporogy here.

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  • HAHAHA. Billy Ray Samurai. I have to stumble this post, no ifs or butts about it.

    This is hilarious. I laughed out aloud and made some goofy Asian faces.

  • i appreciate the irony in the picture and quite unsure why the picture is offensive to asians. there may even be a context to the picture. i am chinese filipino and don’t see any reason to be offended in the post. however, there may be issues with the asian pacific american that i didn’t experience from my country. that being said, there are other things that have offended me and i guess at the day, it’s also a cultural thing.

    at least, that’s what i think.

  • imbuttinin

    I think the interesting part is that it offends “Asian Pacific Americans”, but apparently not Asians in general.

  • sam

    hahahahahaha Mirey Cyrus and Birry Ray Samurai ahahahahaha

  • I like Hannah Talibantana! Miley Cyrus: offending the West, the East, and everyone in the Middle.

  • Jesse

    I am not asian but tell me that the guy in the red shirt making the peace sign and buck teeth is not racist.

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