Miley Cyrus Reacts to Photo: Says She Was Just "Making Goofy Faces"

Miley Cyrus Reacts to Photo: Says She Was Just

Miley Cyrus, 16, has finally spoken up about the photo circulating on the Internet that seemingly depicted her making fun of minorities. 

A picture that depicted the Hannah Montana star and her boyfriend, Justin Gaston, stretching their eyes into slits hit the Web on Monday, sparking debate over whether Cyrus and her beau were being racially insensitive.

"I've...been told there are some people upset about some pictures taken of me with friends making goofy faces!" Cyrus wrote on her official Web site today. "Well, I'm sorry if those people looked at those pics and took them wrong and out of context!"

Cyrus goes on to deny any intentional racial insensitivity in relation to the photo, avowing, "In NO way was I making fun of any ethnicity!"

The photo drew swift reaction from Asian-American groups earlier this week after its release. Karen Narasaki, president of the director for the Asian American Justice Center, told Celebuzz earlier this week, "It's hard to imagine the context where this would be okay. It's offensive and disappointing. She' such a role model for young women."

This isn't the first time that Cyrus has been forced to explain herself after seemingly inappropriate photos of her have made it into the public square. After topless (though concealed) pictures of her taken by Annie Liebovitz appeared in Vanity Fair last year, Cyrus explained, "I took part in a photo shoot that was supposed to be 'artistic' and now, seeing the photographs and reading the story, I feel so embarrassed."

Likewise, after provocative photos of herself and a friend hit the Web in December, Cyrus professed innocent intentions, telling New York radio station Z100, "They're nothing bad!"

And photos allegedly hacked from her e-mail account, depicting Miley in a bikini and with her shirt plled up to show off her abdomen, hit the Web last summer.


You'd think the girl would have developed a case of camera-shyness at this point.

 

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  • dudeee
    dudeee

    Clearly drunk. Don't think any drugs. I just see a wine cup in a dudes hand. Here's my 2 cents for this picture. First, i'm not a Miley/Hannah Fan, NOR am i hater. I am neutral on "these two" girls or whoever and can care less. I think at BOTH the same time she intended it as a joke; possibly because they are "drunk" or something OR she did it without having the thought of what she was showing with the others. That asian guy there probably lived a rich life somewhere i'd say Beverly Hills or such. Don't mean to put her in the spotlight or anything, but yes, she should have thought about her actions before she did something. Even normal (non-stars/celebrities) people know their own limit on actions when theyre drunk. And they're all poor and dumber than Miley. But hey, if this makes her more famous, more power to her. p.s. whoever you are, "rdawg," you are a retard yourself and an even bigger hypocrite. You call someone mentally retarded when you can't even spell the word "All." As i recall, you typed "alll." Period.

  • Alex
    Alex

    Am I the only person who realizes that they are clearly high and/or drunk? The Asian guy does not look a bit offended he looks reeeally high. I mean for god sakes the guy on the far right is holding a wine glass! Do you think Miley Cyrus would say no to alcohol?Because by the look of her she definitely didn't. They were having fun at the expense of another race but it happens all the time and shes no different from any other person in this world.

  • angelaa
    angelaa

    I normally would say its uncalled for, but why would she make fun of Asians, in front of Asians. She obviously never intended anyone to take it that why. And because she is super "famous," i think she needs to learn to be a little more careful before taking action. She's aware of the lengthes photographers, publicists, paparazzi etc. would go through to catch Disney's perfect little star doing something wrong. I believe the apology was absolutly necassary.

  • rdawg
    rdawg

    I don't think she understands yet why that what offensive to the Asian community. She may need someone who does understand to explain it to her a little better. I don't think you understand miley rocks so f*ck you hahaHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • rdawg
    rdawg

    Que muera! Who cares![/ wow shut the f*ck up we get the point we don't need it in to different lanuages

  • rdawg
    rdawg

    oh so now all asians have goofy faces, is that right miley? shut the f*ck up leave miley alone you f*cking mentally retarted cracker how about you go drill your mom in the pooper thats alll your good for you fag miley is cool don't need u snot nosed punk breathing down her neck

  • rdawg
    rdawg

    Ok guys leave miley alone I don't think this disrespectful she is just joking around you guys are just stuck up snobbs who will take any story about miley and chew it up and spit it out like a filthy dirty animal that u are I think you guys are the drunk ones and maybe high Get off the meth because we don't need people like you on this earth breatthing down peoples necks Get a Life Idiots.

  • K
    K

    Come on what did you do when you were sixteen? Yes maybe the picture can be taken 2 different ways. Check out other 16 year olds facebook pages, Im sure you'll find worse.

  • mai
    mai

    Que muera! Who cares!

  • vey
    vey

    who cares that she's sitting on her boyfriend's lap? more importantly who cares what a 16 y/o does in her own time? you're all idiots.

  • marquellarochester
    marquellarochester

    Every one seems not to be looking at the bigger picture she is SITTING IN JUSTIN'S LAP.

  • SamJones
    SamJones

    Karen Narasaki, president of the director for the Asian American Justice Center, told Celebuzz earlier this week, "It's hard to imagine the context where this would be okay. It's offensive and disappointing. She' such a role model for young women." And there lies the problem no she is not a role model for young women, thats the job of the mother to be a role model for their young women and until people realise that they are their childrens role model and quit letting the tv and video games raise their children then they should shut the f*ck up about what someone else does with their lives because it is not Miley's nor any other celebrity to be a role model for your child or to raise your child! They have a life of their own and have the right to live it the way they want and if it makes them happy then fine, its their life not yours and just in case any of you bleeding hearts out there don't agree thats fine but we all have the right to think and believe whatever we want and if we want to be a racist that is your right sorry for all you organizations and so forth and for your information all these organizations don't help bring us together they just keep reminding us that we are different, when in reality we are all human and we all make mistakes! And if anything I am more pissed at the asian organization for making such a big deal out of this when there are so many more things going on in the world than someone pulling their eyes slanted! How about China? Iraq? ect..ect.. no we are too busy worrying about what a 16 year old kid is doing, and making sure every move she makes we can find something wrong with it! Everyone is so worried about their feelings but its ok to get on here and spew your venom about a child! Because calling someone a slut, whore, racist, ect. ect. and taking everything they do or say out of context, when your at that age is more messed up than anything she has done! What a world full of ***holes!

  • pace
    pace

    I don't think she understands yet why that what offensive to the Asian community. She may need someone who does understand to explain it to her a little better.

  • Kathyrn
    Kathyrn

    She wasn't implying that, marke. She said that the photos were taken out of context, IE that they weren't taken to offend anyone but rather as a joke between friends. People need to cut the girl some slack, even if you don't like her. All of this attention is just giving her more fame.

  • itsmemarke
    itsmemarke

    oh so now all asians have goofy faces, is that right miley?