After Miley Cyrus' first apology was rejected by Asian-American groups, she posted a second, more heartfelt mea culpa on her official fan site on Monday for the racially insensitive photo that surfaced last week in which she was depicted making a gesture that was considered offensive to Asian-Americans. I have learned a valuable lesson from this and know that sometimes my actions can be unintentionally hurtful. I know everything is a part of GOD's ultimate plan, and mistakes happen so that eventually I will become the woman he aspires me to be. In the picture, the year-old "Hannah Montana" star and a friend are seen pulling at their eyes as several others squint along with them in a gesture that raised the ire of the Asian-American advocacy group OCA, which said Cyrus was setting "a terrible example for her many young fans" by "mocking and denigrating individuals of Asian descent.
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Miley Cyrus denies pulling racist pose
After playing minor roles in the television series Doc and the film Big Fish as a child, she became a teen idol in , starring in the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana as the character Miley Stewart. Her father, musician Billy Ray Cyrus , also starred in the series, which aired for four seasons until Cyrus has sold more than 20 million albums and 55 million singles worldwide. Her upcoming seventh studio album She Is Miley Cyrus is expected to be released in Further, Cyrus has attained an additional two number-one and three top-ten soundtracks credited as Hannah Montana.
Less than a year after her infamous Vanity Fair shoot, another photo of teen queen Miley Cyrus is causing controversy. In a photograph taken with boyfriend Justin Gaston and a group of friends, the Hannah Montana star, 16, pulls a slant-eye pose in an apparent attempt to 'look Asian'. After the image was leaked on to the internet, Asian American groups have condemned the pose as 'racist' and demanded an apology from the teenager. A spokesman for the Organisation of Chinese American OCA said: 'The photo falls within a long and unfortunate history of people mocking and denigrating individuals of Asian descent. The OCA said the inclusion of an Asian American in the photo, the only one in a group of eight who wasn't pulling a face, did not make the image acceptable.