Just yesterday, the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) issued a statement saying that teen star Miley Cyrus needed to do better to be believed she was truly sorry about the racist photo incident. Hours later, Miley posted another entry on her official fan page, wholeheartedly apologizing for creating a stir that brought her again in the public attention for the wrong reason.
“I want to thank all of my fans for their support not only this week, but always! I really wanted to stress how sorry I am if the photo of me with my friends offended anyone. I have learned a valuable lesson from this and know that sometime my actions can be unintentionally hurtful. I know everything is a part of GODs ultimate plan, and mistakes happen so that eventually I will become the woman he aspires me to be. Peace and love, Miles.” the Disney favorite writes.
While the OCA is still to respond to the singer’s apology, it is being said that the organization could have nothing to hold against her now that she has officially apologized for the photo that got her the “racist” label. “The picture is offensive and now this statement is inadequate. It’s not a real apology. We’re not backing down without a fuller apology.” George Wu, executive director of the OCA, was telling Celebuzz yesterday.
The controversy began when a photo from Miley’s personal album was leaked online. The picture showed the singer and actress “slanting her eyes” for the camera, while sitting next to an Asian boy. Major media outlets, parents, fans and several rights organizations were quick to condemn the star’s behavior, interpreting it as a clear sign that she was mocking people of Asian descent.
Miley, on her part, later admitted that she was just making “goofy faces,” meant no disrespect for Asians and was far from being a racist. However, at the time, she also stated that the backlash was just the media’s attempt to make of her a “bad girl,” now that Britney Spears was back on track and it had no one to pick on. “Lucky me! Haha.” Miley concluded her message by saying.