Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Miley, You Ignorant Slut


I know, I know, she's only 16, but what the fuck is wrong with this chick? If you're #35 on the Forbes richest celebrities list, then you qualify to get my Dan Akroyd-style verbal slap. The teenage redneck Miley Cyrus (daughter of country star Billy Ray Cyrus) and her friends showed how far off the grid of normalcy they are in this photo (pictured here with her friends—and don't even get me started about the one Asian kid taking in the scenery). With a gesture that was most recently deployed by the clueless Spanish Olympic basketball team, Cyrus and her hangers on reaffirmed how resilient Asian stereotypes remain in this country.

And it isn't just activist groups that should be offended here, as TMZ points out, but everybody. This isn't comedy or some SNL skit—those I can live with. Unfortunately, the same kind of racist insensitivity that makes some feel that stereotype gesturing like this are OK, also made it easier to drop Napalm on Vietnamese children or for a presidential candidate to call them "Gooks" years later. This more insidious and tacitly acceptable offensiveness is what we need to combat, not race humor a la Chris Rock or Fred Armisen. Cyrus, being a model for millions of kids, ought to have been taught more compassion and sensitivity. Hopefully, a mass exodus of racially conscious fans from her audience will help drive the lesson home.

P.S. Watch TMZ enough, and you get the sense that they love the Asian play on words. Check the first line of the article for "Hanoi" and "fortune." And keep an eye on their broadcasts for more of this tongue in cheekiness.

10 comments:

Allweez said...

Just like the Spanish Basketball Olympians, Miley Cyrus will probably say it was meant as a “joke”. I agree that everyone should be offended with this blatant racism. I wish more minority celebrities had made a bigger stink about Paris Hilton’s racist TMZ video and “song” a couple of years ago.

Ugly Deaf Muslim Punk Gurl! said...

I'M not even East Asian, but even I was offended by that photo. I know what it's like to have your ethnicity or race be mocked in such an ignorant way.

Shame on her. and Ditto to Allweez's comment above about Paris Hilton... that dumb racist, hateful, white privileged bitch!

danielle said...

the thing i find fascinating is the magnitude of people in the TMZ thread screaming "Get over it!" Trust me, those people are either white or privileged minorities who don't understand what it's like to have "Go back to your country!" shouted at them as they walk down the street. they have never been called n*gger, sand n*gger, nip, jap, gook, chink, etc. they don't understand that deeply rooted within the gesture lies contempt, prejudice, and ignorance. "it's ok, she's just a 16 year old girl." No, it's not OK. be a role model Hanoi Montana.

Michael said...

Those kids are baked out of their minds.

Raymond Leon Roker said...

Michael--LMAO. Thank you.

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Wiser2001 said...

I'm 100% for the elimination of racial stereotypes, but doesn't it seem to dull the knife a bit by having their Asian friend open his eyes as widely as possible, demonstrating that the gang surrounding him are clearly idiots. I'm not saying that one Asian guy can speak for an entire nation, but I really don't expect deep message from 16 year olds.

Anonymous said...

you need a life, its up to everyone person to make their own choices if there are kids taking what she does as the right thing then they are idiots anyway and would probably do it and think it anyway. all your doing is being a moral high ground ass (oh there isnt really a moral highground either just because she might be a gitch doesnt give you the right to go around saying crap just as offensive).

Anonymous said...

ah i meant bitch, not gitch and danielle girl ouch but you know thats not miley cyrus fault your justpicking on her because shes an easy target she shouldnt have to be a role model its not even her choice people see and do and it anyway and it shouldnt be a reason for her to be a better person.

in the end your no better than the people that say that shit to you.

plus tell the inbreds to stop sleeping with their sisters if they say anything ;).

Anonymous said...

Hey PureRocker...I must say that ur a PureMoron...what has Miley got to do in this if an Asian doesn't goes along the crowds...and uses his mind to not to seem like an Idiot...and moreover..this doesn't prove anything...try better arguments like...Why do have to college toppers work for college dropouts...like Bill Gates??? Think over it its something fruitful!