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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Miley Cyrus Feels the Wrath of the Intolerant PC

Report: Woman Files Lawsuit Against Miley Cyrus for Offensive Gesture Wednesday,
February 11, 2009

Miley Cyrus has said she meant no offense by a gesture that some have construed as insensitive to Asians — but one woman isn't buying the pop star's story, and she thinks Cyrus should pay.

TMZ reports that the Los Angeles woman, Lucie J. Kim, has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of all Asian Pacific Islanders living in Los Angeles County. And she's seeking quite a payout: $4 billion.

In the controversial photo, Cyrus, 16, is shown sitting on her boyfriend Justin Gaston’s lap surrounded by a group of friends all making a stereotypical gesture by pulling their eyes into a slanted position. The gesture is commonly thought to be offensive to Asian Pacific Americans.

The OCA, an organization dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans in the U.S., has slammed Cyrus for the photo.

Kim's lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, accuses Cyrus of a civil rights violation and requests at least $4,000 in damages per potential plaintiff, according to TMZ, which says a representative for Cyrus couldn't be reached Wednesday for comment.


My Thoughts
Geez! She's 16. She's young and did something stupid. She apologized. Get over it. I'm not saying what Miley did was ok. It was insensitive but not malicious. She should be criticized harshly, but suing for $4 B is way too extreme of a punishment for that minor transgression.

I'm sure that the trial lawyers would love to sue anybody just for hurting people's feelings, but it would ruin this country and bog down the courts with frivolous lawsuits.

Ms. Kim is just trying to extort money from a 16-year old girl. This more about Kim's greed than her hurt feelings.

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