Miley Cyrus Apologizes for 'Goofy' Pictures

Miley Cyrus Apologizes for 'Goofy' Pictures

Miley Cyrus hung out with her friends recently and took a picture that some people find to be offensive. Still in Nashville, the 16-year-old Disney starlet responded by posting this entry on MileyWorld:

“I can’t believe all of the silly STUFF that has been put out in the press this week! It really makes me sad that people want to tear other people down just for the sake of magazine sells and hits on websites! Unfortunately, it seems like BAD is what sells!

“I’ve also been told there are some people upset about some pictures taken of me with friends making goofy faces! Well, I’m sorry if those people looked at those pics and took them wrong and out of context! In NO way was I making fun of any ethnicity! I was simply making a goofy face. When did that become newsworthy? It seems someone is trying to make something out of nothing to me. If that would of been anyone else, it would of been overlooked! I definitely feel like the press is trying to make me out as the new ‘BAD GIRL’! I feel like now that Britney [Spears] is back on top of her game again, they need someone to pick on! Lucky me! Anyway, I just wanted to let you guys know what is on my heart. You guys know me and have been by my side every step of the way!

“You guys know my heart and know the most important things to me are my friends, family, fans, and GOD! In NO WAY do I want to disappoint any of you! But, when I have made mistakes in the past, I feel like I’ve owned up to them and apologized. Anyway, I really wish everyone would stop focusing on my personal life and get back to focusing on what I love! Music and Acting! Hopefully, I will be touring again this fall! Yayy! =] It will be a nice change to be back out on the road again! xoxo Blessings.. Miley

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  • joss

    well i wouldn’t call that a full apology, but i guess you can’t expect her to give a real one…

  • mcftd8

    I LOVE HOW SHE IS ALWAYS VERY HONEST WITH US (HER FANS)SHE IS AMAZING!
    LOVE HER TO DEATH!
    PLEASE MILEY COME TO ARGENTINA :D

  • http://www.sophiecyrus.com sophie cyrus

    Miley is a sweet girl! Miley & Sophie Fans be sure to send your fan site links and pet photos to be added on Miley & Sophie’s Fan Site.
    Show em Your LOVE!
    God Bless!

  • Riley

    I think that she is like Britney Spears in the fact that there are constant pictures of her out and a bout. Everywhere she goes, there are pictures of her. It was the same way with Britney in late 2007/early 2008. I am not saying that she should not have a life and stay at home all day, but do you really need to go out to eat every single day or go shopping everyday.

    And she should have known that when she got famous that everyone would be in her personal life. When you are famous, you really don’t have a private life. So she really shouldn’t be crying about it or getting upset.

  • overated

    Exuse me Jonas Brothers arent perfect either. media is bugging miley but they will bug selena and they kind of buged demi already

  • liza

    sure, miley, sure. whatever you say.
    …..

  • ara

    I love Miley but how can she expect to make a “funny” face like that and not have people take it out of context. Everyone knows that when people make faces like that with their eyes it usually has to do with asians. People get offened. Therefore it is newsworthy. It’s really not that shocking… I was personally a little bit offended at first (being an asian myself) even though I know she didn’t mean anything of it.

    And I hate to say it but people aren’t going to stop focusing on your personal life anytime soon. You’re a huge celebritiy. On top of that you’re dating someone who is like 20 years old, plus the whole Vanity Fair thing & all the personal “racy” photos and now this. What do you expect? I think Miley needs a serious reality check. When you’re a big star like that people don’t just focus on your music and acting. They wait for you to mess up and when you do they blow it out of proportion. She should be use to it by now. I’m a big fan of Miley, really, but she left normal a long time ago so she should stop asking for it.

  • liza

    sure, miley, sure.
    whatever .

  • lala :)

    ok this is ridiculous. the media is just looking for stuff to hound her with! it’s gotten WAYYY out of hand! everything miley does is turned into something huge. im not really THAT big of a miley fan but…come on! seriously? i guess being the most famous person in the world has it’s downs.

  • nicole

    it’ll probably happen again (:

  • Nikki

    How can she say she was in no way trying to make fun of any ethnicity when it was obvious she was doing the clicheed asian eyes? being asian myself i still see the photo offensive.

    Miley, i was a fan, but i don’t think i am anymore…

  • melanie

    ouch. guess my face is goofy then?
    my eyes don’t even look like that.
    miley, you suck :(.

  • NELLY

    I don’t think anyone is deliberately trying to “tear” her down. It is time that Miley realizes that a lot of young girls do look up to her. CLEARLY, it was offensive to some people. What is a “goofy” picture to her may be offensive and hurtful to others. A lot of the “bad” media that Miley gets is her own doing.

    I understand that the media may be a little pushy about her personal life. But, the fact is, she IS in the spotlight. If she can’t handle the heat, then she should stay the heck out of the kitchen.

  • annavanessa

    ew miley…
    she is so fake and she is as crazy as paris and britney

  • dundies

    I’m sorry if those people looked at those pics and took them wrong and out of context

    ——

    well WHAT context were these pictures in? and like the guy on TMZ said…why wasnt the asian guy making the same face

  • Miley is actually such a brat. if you think shes sorry, your stupid. that saddest part of this story is that she doesnt think she did anything wrong. mabey she should should focus less on music and acting and more on being a good person and role model. just because you wear a purity ring, it dosnt make you a good person.

  • like woahh. [:

    i respect her for apologizing.
    but it’s going to happen again. watch.
    you can’t really trust anything this chick says.

    sorry.

  • SAMMY

    Um, a “goofy face”? Either she’s very ignorant or she’s pretending to be. I don’t care what she does in her personal life, but she should at least be responsible enough to own up for her actions. I think that she knew perfectly well what she was doing in those pictures and whether or not she meant them in an offensive way or a humorous way, she should at least acknowledge that it was a racial slur.

  • Riley

    Totally agree with everything you said #7. Though “true miley fans” would disagree with you on oceanup.

  • dundies

    Everyone knows that when people make faces like that with their eyes it usually has to do with asians.

    —-

    I KNOW EH! she acts like she sooo oblivious, when SHE KNOWS exactly what she’s doing. and then her dumba-ss friends come to her defense saying ‘everybody does that’……cus that makes it right???

  • Taylor

    WOW. i dont even like Miley that much…and i agreee with her a 100% when she’s right she’s right and…

    Big deal is was a funny face. you never took pictures with your friends being silly.

    yeah let’s make a big deal out of NOTHING.

    she is 16. just because she is famouse she isnt gonna act normal.
    like chill outtttttt.

  • i cant wait to see what her fans come up with next

    and DONT say ‘everybody does that’

    cause its already been said before

  • JHEH

    I personally was on the receiving end of many slanty-eyed faces when I was in elementary school, although that is not a reason why I am commenting about this issue. I don’t find the picture to be particularly offensive to myself, but the fact that so many people are taking this with a matter-of-fact attitude.

    We learn not to say certain words about different races, but why is it alright to make these gestures about Asians when obviously some Asians are offended by it. Just because one Asian may be alright with their friends making these faces doesn’t mean that ALL Asians shouldn’t find it offensive.

    On several different websites I am shocked to read comments that state that it is “ok” to make these faces because “everyone made them when they were a kid”. Just because these faces were made by some children at one point or another, does NOT mean that it’s not offensive to others.

    Secondly, I highly doubt most of the people in that picture are “children”. Her boyfriend, for one, is 20 years old. And if Miley is considered a child, where are her parents? They seem to not be teaching her to grow up into a responsible adult.

    Also, what was the point of her bringing up Britney into this whole issue? Sorry Miley, but you are no Britney. And most of the unwanted media attention is brought upon by yourself. You know you’re in the spotlight, so understand that you will be put under a lot of scrutiny. Stop whining about it and get over yourself.

  • mrsefron.

    i dont think she was being racest or anything.

    i think she was just takingg pics. and being “silly”

    but whatevr everyone gonna make a big deal of it anyways.

    expecelly the haters.

    sooooo let’s hearr it.

  • http://www.mail.com Cassidy

    Guys, quit hating! # 13, you dont know her how do you if she isnt really sorry? She doesnt have a reason to apologize! It wasnt racist! Gosh! People are making such a big deal out of everything she does! Jeez!

  • sophinnaa

    Miley, Miley, Miley.

    God your so ignorant. I mean why would you take pictures like that in the first place. You offended other people and you know put the blame on other people and compare you self to other celebrities like brittney.

    Grow the hell up YOU choose to be a celebrity and YOU choose to be a role model. You need to think before you act and your pictures hurt other peoples feelings!

    Get a life and maybe a boyfried you own age..slut.

  • http://www.justjaredjr.com Nicky Jonas

    What pictures? I’ve never seen Miley in any offensive goofy pictures. And why is she even apologizing for funny face photos she dosent owe anyone an apology for that and people getting offended over that is nonsense especially if its not anything about them or to do with them. Shes just a 16 year old teenager and everybody makes straight up stupid disigions (sorry if I didnt spell that right) and just because she did do something stupid she shouldnt be judge nobodys perfect and nobody ever will be. And to the haters keep on talking trash and try to make Miley look bad when you guys are just making yourselves look like foolish idiots that have no respect or dignity for others wich is pretty sad. Anyways Miley ROCKZZZ love her 4 life.

  • kyliee.

    atleast she didnt pose completley naked like Vanessa Hudgens.

    && send it to the entire world.

  • http://www.mail.com Cassidy

    Umm… just because you do your eyes like that doesnt mean youre making fun of Asians!

  • = ]

    i think what # 20 is trying to say… is other disney stars have done so much worst. and everyone only hates only Miley.

    because of what? because she is younger maybe…? but seriously everyone takesss silly pictures. like all my friends myspace are silly pics. and some are younger than her.

  • Lucy

    that is NOT an apology
    what she did was totally offensive to asians

  • mrsefron.

    # 19… i never saw these pictures either! & your right. why apoligize for something you didnt do?

    i guess it’s to make everyone just shut up about it

    did anyone see the pic?

  • http://www.justjaredjr.com Nicky Jonas

    I agree with you Cassidy and the reason why people make such a big deal of everything she does is cause shes a young girl whos famous and people are obviously jealous and they try so hard to mess with her when there is absolutely no good reason for it.

    Oh and BTW
    FACT!!!!!!!!!.

  • #19 i own you

    Guys, quit hating! # 13, you dont know her how do you if she isnt really sorry?

    How can she be sorry, if she doesnt know what shes even sorry for?

  • rii

    for the ppl who say shes not apologizing in her blog… i sorta think its more apologizing if people were offended, but not for taking goofy pictures with friends. at least thats the way i kinda perceive it.

    i honestly think this thing was blown way out of proportion (at least online). the thing is, her past “scandals” were thought of as wrong by the majority, on tv news, etc. with usually her diehard fans and, should i say, slightly more “open minded” ppl (not trying to say others are close minded) who defended her. but this “scandal” is actually pretty 50/50. even some haters think it was miley being more stupid and inconsiderate of others rather than her being racist. im not a hater, but i do think she probably just didnt think of how other people would feel, especially since an asian was there.

    i mean, im 17 and viet, and my friends and i make “racist” jokes about myself and their cultures all the time. and no, i am not a self-hating asian and they are not self-hating hispanics, blacks, or whites, etc who make fun of our cultures to try to fit in. we just think its funny. we also make tons of dirty sex jokes, doesnt mean we actually do what we are joking about. i just think people throw the term “racist” out there way too easily. because then maybe i should be offended by people who think this is racist because they are also implying “slanted eyes” = asian. not all asians have slanted eyes. i have pretty “big” eyes for an asian if i do say so myself then. and yes, i know there is a history of people doing “slanted eyes” to mock asians. so should whites and other races who have “big” eyes call out the asian in the picture for being racist since his eyes are wider? it’s not like every race has a certain set of features – most have just been stereotyped.

    people might say, so what if she was joking around with some friends in kkk outfits with a black friend or w/e? the thing is, that is on a completely different level than this whole thing. (and i know, racism is racism no matter what level, but i just dont believe racism is here this time). i think racism has a lot do do with intent (but also action of course). mileys actions may seem racist to some people, but i dont think she ever had any intent on being racist, aka saying shes superior to asians. again, i think she just wasnt thinking at the time if she was being offensive or not, especially with her asian friend right next to her.

    and from the context of the picture, it really does seem like everyone was just goofing off. its only when you take out the context does it offend people. so is it right that people are taking the picture out of context to say its racist?

    lol

    /end rant

  • Melissa

    I do think that she could apologize for real… but I do feel bad for her. Everybody makes mistakes, nobody’s perfect! haha

    so I do agree that every tiny little thing she does turns into a big deal, even her “apology” is turning into a big deal now. But she did ask for it, the media loves her, and she is awfully nice to the paparazzi (which can be a good thing too), but they’re all over her, and that was her decision.

    I’m just saying that she should have had a better apology, but I’m still a big Miley fan!

  • joecool

    What do people that think this was racist want her to do?kiss the ass of the OCA, I don’t think so, she said she was sorry that should be it.I don’t think she had anything to apologize
    for it was just a bunch of people joking around.

    If you don’t think it was a good enough apology, go down to the OCA and kiss their ass it might make them feel better,because she doesn’t have to!!

    LOVE FOR MILEY!!

    TMZ IS SCUM THE MORE PEOPLE THAT KNOW THE BETTER

  • lu

    love you miles!

  • fivi

    Everyone knows that when people make faces like that with their eyes it usually has to do with asians.
    —-
    I KNOW EH! she acts like she sooo oblivious, when SHE KNOWS exactly what she’s doing. and then her dumba-ss friends come to her defense saying ‘everybody does that’……cus that makes it right???
    ——————————-
    that was an apology or did you miss it !or you dont know how to read! this is ridiculous! that now they are picking on her for having fun with her friends! the next thing you are going to tell is to stop living her live to please you and live on shelf like a doll waiting for live to pass by! everyone does that they make funny faces off everyone why dont you pick on comedy shoes that actually do make fun of people why her why target her personally!! i sward i have never heard more ignorant fool than you haters. we have to be realistic the girl has a gift a talent and we should support her not tear her down! i dont see the so call asian community asking everyone that makes that make goofy faces for an apology so lets bring everyone that makes goofy and make them apologice i cannot believe this community would want to bring attention to them thru miley! why target her in specific! jesus this is dumb that they want to break this girl spirit for life and the love she feels for perfoming on stage which by the way she is fire on stage when she perfoms she is really good! why dont they focus on the charities the good she does on people no they have to look for every little thing she does to critized her what is this world coming to!! and she is only 16 and she has been dealing with all this bs for a while it seems she is worth a lot of money to papz since they have been a huge increase in them!! LEAVE MILEY ALONE SHE HAS AN AMAZING GIVING HEART AND WE SHOULD ALL SUPPORT HER NOT TEAR HER DOWN! she should do a song on why people are trying to tear her down and bring her down when all she wants to do is bring awarenss and help people with her star power!!!! this is definately a song thing to write!

  • Farrah

    My goodness, this is absurd. As a half-Korean woman I can understand the offense, but she is a child! Children learn through trial and error. The photograph was clearly a case of friends poking fun at each other and no disrespect was meant to the Asian community at large. I understand that and applaud Miley for not issuing a statement through her publicist and instead directly addressing her fans. I hope that this whole mess will blow over now, there are so many other things to worry about in this world of ours.

  • Blah

    ” She doesnt have a reason to apologize! It wasnt racist! Gosh! People are making such a big deal out of everything she does! Jeez!”

    #25 She may not have meant it to be racist to begin with but can’t you see it from an Asian’s perspective on how that would be. Honestly, when you think of making a “funny” or “silly” face, do you automatically think of slanting your eyes? Most people I know would stick their tongue out or something.

    ..And no, I am not a hater. I actually like Miley but she keeps doing things that are starting to make me think other wise.

  • jumba

    Miley is a SELL OUT. If she THINKS she didnt do anything wrong then dont apologize. I hate that some of you asian posters say “i’m asian and im not offended” well by golly-gee thanks for representing the entire asian population. Just cause y’all aint offended doesnt mean the rest shouldnt be.

    And bravo Miley, you proved yourself to be an even bigger jack a.s.s. I’m glad you find asian slanted eyes “Silly”. Damn can someone whoop this chick already. I have a brand new leather belt itching to be used.

    This chick needs stop hanging around her 20 something year old friends and spend her free time getting real education. Send this ho.e to my school and she’d get jumped for being ignorrant it’ll prolly give her a reality check too.

  • miilla

    ≠ 28 kylee …
    omg what the hell has vanessa to do with this ..?
    grow up and get over it already.. :/
    vanessa has like nothing to do with this
    soo damn childish to bring that up… =)

  • bad wolf

    What’s next for our magical, mystical Miss Miley? She and the “kids” gonna regale Mileyworld by putting on a minstrel show in blackface? Miley can star as Mammie and, suckup that he is, Justin can shuffle and shuck and jive as Uncle Tom. Apropos, wouldn’t you say?

  • Blah

    #38, I DO know how to read and you obviously didn’t read my whole post (#7). I said “Everyone knows that when people make faces like that with their eyes it usually has to do with asians” because Miley says that she doesn’t know why people where taking it out of context or whatever. I’d like to make it clear that I do NOT think that she had any intentions of being racist, but I can’t help it if I feel offened can I? And I am NOT a hater.

    And I think you need to do your reseach ” i dont see the so call asian community asking everyone that makes that make goofy faces for an apology”. They did. The OCA, an Asian American advocacy group requested that Miley apologize.

  • Lorraine

    #41. I agree with you. A funny face to me is sticking my tongue out or puffing my face out.

    Miley offended the OCA with this picture. The OCA is the Organization of Chinese Americans and this is what it said from their website.

    “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,” said George Wu, executive director of OCA. “The inclusion of an Asian Pacific American individual in the photo does not make it acceptable.”

    “OCA hopes that Miley Cyrus will apologize to her fans and the APA community for this lapse in judgment and takes the opportunity to better understand why the gesture is offensive.”

    OCA is a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States.”

    You people may not think of this as a big deal, it is to some people.

  • #35

    im 17 and viet, and my friends and i make “racist” jokes about myself and their cultures all the time. we just think its funny.

    —-

    if your not offended by the racist jokes you and your friends make,

    then this clearly doesnt concern you. just bcus you & your friends

    have

    found this ‘funny’ DOES NOT MEAN OTHERS WILL. besides, miley is

    not a comedian.

  • dundies

    Miley is a SELL OUT. If she THINKS she didnt do anything wrong then dont apologize. I hate that some of you asian posters say “i’m asian and im not offended” well by golly-gee thanks for representing the entire asian population. Just cause y’all aint offended doesnt mean the rest shouldnt be.

    And bravo Miley, you proved yourself to be an even bigger jack a.s.s. I’m glad you find asian slanted eyes “Silly”. Damn can someone whoop this chick already. I have a brand new leather belt itching to be used.

    This chick needs stop hanging around her 20 something year old friends and spend her free time getting real education. Send this ho.e to my school and she’d get jumped for being ignorrant it’ll prolly give her a reality check too.

    ———————–

    i couldnt agree MORE with this post. ///alll yall fans CAN DEEP THROAT IT!!!

  • http://www.justjaredjr.com I’m sorry…..NOT

    OMG u guys this is stupid her making a funny face offends u? how pathetic and Nicky Jonas thanx 4 the truth u r the only 1 that actually makes sense on this post unlike the rest of these tards

  • jimmy_choo_ freak

    im sick of this b*tch saying sorry, “goofy” yeah there is nothing more goofy than doing something as offensive as she did. i wish she would grow up for god sake, she is 16 almost an adult, she should act like one.

    is also sick of how she acts like she has done nothing wrong “oh its not my fault, oh if think happened to someone else no one would care” bullsh*t, i wish disney would get rid of this little sl*t already.