Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Keeping with my previous post theme, another slant-eye picture surfaces.

As all of you have probably already heard, Miley Cyrus has been photographed making racially offensive gestures. I recently found out that Margaret Cho wrote a song about it and wanted to share:

"I am so upset by Miley Cyrus, I think it warrants a song!"

Miley Cyrus made some chinky eyes
Standing behind an Asian guy
I don’t know if this should fly
As if there wasn’t enough to despise

I wasn’t necessarily a fan of
Her, her dad, or Hannah Montana
I tend to prefer the songs of Rihanna
Racism against Asians is simply bananas!

Oh Miley!
Chinky eyes make you look wily
prejudice isn’t thought of so highly
it doesn’t make us all smiley

Why is there nothing that Asians can do?
To make fun of other races as easily as you
Why isn’t racism against Asians taboo?
Why are we always so racially screwed!

All you have to do is pull at your face
To make your eyelids resemble our race
This kind of joke has no proper place
Miley Cyrus is a disgrace!


Anonymous said...

yah that is really messed up!

Anonymous said...

Check out Hyphen's take. Michael Kang suggests you write.

Obiwanhavanese said...

What's up with the Asian guy in the picture anyway? He should have opened a can of whoopass on everyone.

Anonymous said...

While my daughter's music teacher was teaching the class a Chinese song, he instructed the children to slant their eyes while they sang. I wrote a post in my blog:

Anonymous said...

Mocha Dad,

That music class thing is bad. I'm glad you stood up to that music teacher.

If anyone wants to take Michael Kang's advice and write to Disney, I have a names and addresses database available on my site that will allow you to print letters and envelopes to 13 powerful Disney execs:

I don't know if any of them will take action, but at least you can let them know your feelings.

By the way, I have to give props to OCA. As far as I know, they're the only large organization which has said anything so far.

OTRgirl said...

I keep wondering how the Asian guy in the picture feels about all this...

Anonymous said...

I'm with OTRgirl. I wonder how the Asian guy in the picture feels. If the picture is being taken out of context, what context is it being taken out of? Were they trying to out "funny" the Spanish basketball team?