Miley Cyrus: “I’m Not a Racist!”

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Viewpoint

Finally, Miley speaks up. But I don’t know if what she said is helping her. Here is what she said on her fan website,

“I’ve also been told there are some people upset about some pictures taken of me with friends making goofy faces! Well, Im 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… I definitely feel like the press is trying to make me out as the new ‘BAD GIRL.’ 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.”

I guess the thing that makes her statement a bit disingenuous is her comment about how she and her friends were trying to make “goofy faces.” Hmm… why is it that all their goofy faces have all their eyes squinting. What about your “Asian” friend who was not making a goofy face? He was taking a normal picture. Maybe he doesn’t have to make a goofy face because it is already goofy (sarcasm).

The crazy thing of racism or even an attitude of superiority is that the person usually does not see themselves as racist or having a superior attitude. This is why it is just hilarious. Pride blinds us.

Oh, I don’t know if everyone knows this or not, but she is a Christian; hence the “the most things to me are my friends, family, fans, and GOD” comment. I guess putting “God” in a statement helps her case or shall I say softens the blow. But history will tell us that many people have hid behind religion and Scripture to justify their prejudices and racism.

In the meantime, we will try to give her the benefit of the doubt (for the sake of Karissa) and hopefully her actions will be consistent with what she is saying in her public statement.