After a pose of Disney teen star Miley Cyrus, 16, made its way around the Internet, she has been receiving criticism from Asian groups and the Asian community. The singer/actress has been accused of taunting and mocking Asians by making slant-eye poses in a personal photograph with her friends pictured above.
The photo shows Cyrus, Justin Gaston her boyfriend and a group of friends posing behind one of her friends, who looks of Asian descent, pulling their eyes back as if they were mocking him or someone of Asian descent or so believed by many people who viewed the photo online.
According to several news outlets this one pose could cause the Hannah Montana starlet to lose her awards for the upcoming Kids Choice Awards for favorite TV actress which she has won the past two years.
In the meantime, Asian Pacific American nonprofit Organization of Chinese Americans is asking Miley Cyrus to apologize to the community.
“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,” stated the executive director, George Wu.
This isn’t the first time, Miley Cyrus has cause a stir with photos she has taken.
Representatives for Cyrus where not available for comment.