Miley Cyrus this week apologized for having her photo taken using her fingers to slant her eyes in a manner offensive to Asian people. The snapshot, which leaked on the Internet, showed the 16-year-old singer and her friends making the mocking face as they posed with another friend, who is Asian. Cyrus initially said she was “simply making a goofy face” and had not done anything wrong. This week she said the photo was “unintentionally hurtful” but apologized to people who found it offensive.
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