Miley Cyrus Defends "Goofy Face" Photo

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Miley Cyrus is a totally innocent, goofy, God-loving gal.

So says Miley Cyrus herself.

In response to criticism that a recent photo of the actress and her friends is offensive to Asians, Cyrus has blogged the following:

I'm sorry if people looked at those pics and took.. 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! haha 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!

** Our Take: You're right, Miley, if that had been someone else, it would have been overlooked. Michael Phelps can say the same thing about his recent bong use; or Vanessa Hudgens about her leaked naked photos in 2006.

But the bottom line is that celebrities are held to a higher standard. You have earned worldwide fame and fortune by peddling your supposedly clean Disney image. Can you truly make the argument that you had NO clue the current photo in question would be interpreted as an insult to Asians? Perception is as important as reality sometimes.

We still heart you, Miley. But grow up, take responsibiliy - or take yourself out of the spotlight.

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ok you bubbly brown you just need to shut your mouth stupid

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Out of all the goofy faces in the world, why did almost everyone, except the asian guy, do the asian slanted eye thing? That's what I'm concerned about. How can she say that she isn't making fun of asians. If everyone came up with their own goofy faces, then I can understand. She needs to come up with a better excuse, or rather, the truth.

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WHY DONT SUE THE WHOLE WORLD FOR MAKING GOOFY FACES.HAAAAAAAAAA.HAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.DONT BULLY A 16 YEAR OLD KIT.TRY SOMEONE YOUR OWN SIZE.

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MILEY CIRUS SHOWS GOOFY FACE IS NOT A BIG ISSUE.FIRST OF ALL WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT HOW A PERSON CAN KNOW SHOWING GOOFFY FACES IN ASIA WILL OFFEND ASIAN.THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE AROUND MAKE GOOFY FACES NOTHING HAPPENS.I THINK WE SHOULD ACCEPT HER APOLOGY.MILEY CYRUS IS NOT ASIAN TO KNOW MAKING GOOFY FACES WILL OFFEND HER FANS.SHE IS AMERICAN FROM A DIFFERENT REGION.ANY WAY HOW MANY PEOPLE IN ASIA KNOW MAKING GOOFY FACES IS SERIOUS MATTER.REALLY I DONT THINK SHOULD MAKE MATTER BIG.REALLY FUNNY.

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God she is making a mess for herself isn't she?! Lol. I think people should stop like examining the face she's making and concentrate on the fact that she looks totally trashed in the picture!! OK, maybe it wasn't the smartest thing to be doing but when someone takes a picture she's hardly gonna be thinking 'Omg, how could this picture offend people?' Basically people need to LET IT GO!

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I am a huge (not size wise, though) Miley Cyrus fan, and when I saw this photo, I was sure there was another side to the story. But the thing is, people should still support her, but I do think that if you're in the spotlight THAT much, it's really unfair, but you need to think about every move you make and obsess over your image. But she shouldn't pull herself out of the spotlight at all, as she gets older, she'll realize that the cynical people of the world believe they can spot racists easily, which is sad that she wasn't even being racist, and the world assumes the worst. Maybe she shouldn't change her actions, but the world she try to change their own.

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This is retarted. She's a kid, I know some of you forget that sometimes but she IS. Honestly, I see about a hundered kids doing this every week. The only reason people care is because it's Miley Cyrus. Let it go!

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I always like Britney Spears better!

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If she is not ready to be scrutinize by the media. maybe she shouldn't have become a singer shot to stardom...You cannot handle it....then quit!!!!! Stop tainting innocent minds!

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She never seem to learn from her lessons....she is constantly engaging in controversial issues like skimpy dressing....acting childish.... There is no excuse for being insensitive in your actions when you are being admired by so many kiddos out there...
Very RUDE! I wonder if she is going to make fun of people being fat, too skinny, or handicap next... I bet you guys will not defend her if she is making obscene gestures to your interpretation....as a personal attack.... Imagine you are born with slanting eyes....Think again!!!!

Miley Cyrus Biography

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Born
Birthplace
Franklin, Tennessee
Full Name
Destiny Hope Cyrus

Miley Cyrus Quotes

Thank you guys for all your support. Without you, none of this would be possible. I love every one of you and I could not be more appreciative. God bless you.

Miley Cyrus [at a concert, soon after photo scandal broke]

I have let myself down. I will learn from my mistakes and trust my support team. My family and my faith will guide me through my life's journey.

Miley Cyrus [on lewd photos]
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