Miley Cyrus recently just issued another half-apology. See it here:
I really wanted to stress how sorry I am if the photo of me with my friends offended anyone.
Again, she places the onus on the people who are offended rather than herself.
We’ve been talking about this a lot. Personally, I think it’s good that we continue to do so. It’s a symbolic act of racism and is unbecoming for someone in her position as a major celebrity for kids. Is she ever going to fully apologize? Possibly not. However, I think it behooves us to continue raising the issue since it’s a gesture that so many of us have had to endure, a gesture that many of us associate with violence as well.
On TMM’s site, TMM links an article that indicates Miley has been invited to the White House. Really, I think it’s ridiculous for someone so unapologetically racist to be appearing at the White House with the first African American president. And yes, I do think she’s racist. I mean, seriously, we can make excuses for her being young, but who does that kind of thing in this day and age? And who refuses to apologize after being called on this?
Asian American issues often get pushed under the rug, and if history is any indication of the past, her star power may win out over issues of racism against Asian people. However, I think it’s good to raise the issue. If we talk enough, eventually someone will hear.
If you’re interested in writing to the White House, check out TMM’s post here. You can also contact Disney.
Michael Poryes (Executive Producer/Creator Hannah Montana)
c/o Debbee Klein
360 N. Crescent Dr., North Bldg.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Steven Peterman (Executive Producer/Creator Hannah Montana)
c/o It’s A Laugh Productions
201 N Occidental Blvd Bldg 6
Los Angeles, CA 90026
President, Disney Channel Worldwide
3800 W Alameda Ave #2026
Burbank, CA 91505