A lawsuit from a woman who claimed Miley Cyrus violated her civil rights and those of other Asian-Americans when she stretched her eyes out with her fingers for a photo was thrown out Friday.
Claimant Lucie Kim argued that the photo, exposed in February, infringed on her civil rights, but a local judge wasn't having it. The shot drew some ire from Asian-American leaders, including the the OCA, which demanded an apology from Cyrus.
“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,” stated George Wu, executive director of the OCA (the organization started as the Organization of Chinese Americans). “The inclusion of an Asian Pacific American individual in the photo does not make it acceptable.”
The lawsuit was a nice try. It put Cyrus under the heat lamp. (She apologized). And, frankly, it's about time some younger Asian-Americans stopped trying to go with the Abercrombie & Fitch flow all the time. Fight the power!