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UPDATE: Is anyone following the Miley Cyrus controversy?

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Disney teen idol Miley Cyrus has been accused of taunting and mocking Asians by making slant-eye poses in a personal photograph with her friends.

A snapshot of Cyrus, 16, best known as the star of the Disney Channel show “Hannah Montana”, and friends posing with an Asian friend and pulling their eyes sideways surfaced on the Internet this week. Read more…

There is a good round-up of thoughtful coverage on Racialicious.

If your child is a Hannah Montana fan, how do you address this issue? What if your child is of Asian ancestry? What does it feel like to be a Korean-American or Japanese-American fangirl and have your idol insult your ethnicity?

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About Tami

Tami Winfrey Harris writes about race, feminism, politics and pop culture at the blog What Tami Said. Her work has also appeared online at The Guardian’s Comment is Free, Ms. Magazine blog, Newsweek, Change.org, Huffington Post and Racialicious. She is a graduate of the Iowa State University Greenlee School of Journalism. She is mom to two awesome stepkids and spends her spare time researching her family history and cultivating a righteous 'fro.
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