Miley Cyrus has posed for another photo that could cost her a repeat win at the upcoming Kids' Choice Awards. As Reuters reports: "Disney teen idol Miley Cyrus has been accused of taunting and mocking Asians by making slant-eye poses in a personal photograph with her friends."
Miley Cyrus is sure to compete at the Kids' Choice Awards on March 29 in the category of favorite TV actress. After all, she has won that award the past two years running for her starring role in "Hannah Montana." However, the winners of these awards — handed out by kids' cablecaster Nickelodeon — are determined by the votes of millions of tykes.
Already, this controversy has prompted George Wu, executive director of the national Asian Pacific American nonprofit the Organization of Chinese Americans, to call for an apology: "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. This image falls within a long and unfortunate history of people mocking and denigrating individuals of Asian descent. Not only has Miley Cyrus and the other individuals in the photograph encouraged and legitimized the taunting and mocking of people of Asian descent, she has also insulted her many Asian Pacific American fans."
This latest uproar follows on the heels of two occasions last year when Miley Cyrus was forced to apologize for pictures she posed for — last spring's infamous "Vanity Fair" photo shoot with famed lenser Annie Leibovitz and then the surfacing on the Internet of personal photos in which she showed her underwear.
Last month, Miley Cyrus was snubbed by the Oscars for the tune "I Thought I Lost You," which she co-wrote with Jeffrey Steele for her hit animated movie, "Bolt." Though she earned a Golden Globe nomination for her efforts, she was shut of the best song race at the Oscars. However, she found herself in good company as Golden Globe champ Bruce Springsteen was also denied an Oscar nom for his title track to "The Wrestler."
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