Miley: 'I'm Not Racist, Just Goofy'

Singer defends controversial pic
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 6, 2009 4:15 AM CST
The original photo that caused Miley Cyrus so much trouble.   (Photobucket)
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(Newser) – Miley Cyrus apologized—sort of—for slanting her eyes in the photo that sparked accusations of racism and the particular ire of a national Asian-American group, the Daily News reports. “I'm sorry if those people looked at those pics and took them wrong and out of context!” the starlet posted on her site.

Cyrus, who insisted she and her friends were simply making “goofy faces,” also took the opportunity to blame the whole brouhaha on Britney Spears. “I feel like now that Britney is back on top of her game again, they need someone to pick on!" she complained. A rep for the Organization of Chinese Americans said the group is still hoping for a “real apology.”