It seems as though things aren't settled between Miley Cyrus and the Asian community, all because of the slanting-eyes pose that made headlines earlier this year.
The Hannah Montana
star received complaint after complaint about her notorious photograph, but this time it's more personal.
A woman who was offended by what happened filed a class-action lawsuit against Cyrus back in February, which was made on behalf of the city's entire Asia Pacific Islander population. Last Tuesday, the teen celebrity's legal team challenged the case.
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The suit, made by Lucie J. Kim, stated that Cyrus "knew or should have known that her image would be publicly disseminated via the media, which Cyrus knew focused on her private life, specifically TMZ." Kim continued to say that she and her other co-plaintiffs (amounting to about a million people) were each entitled to $4,000 in damages.
However, those backing up the Disney star would not relent. According to Cyrus' attorneys, the claim made by of Los Angeles is predicated on a civil rights statute and had nothing to do with equal access to public accommodations.
This means that Kim is allowed to complain all she wants about how Cyrus slighted the Los Angeles County Asian-Pacific Islander population. Unfortunately for her, there's nothing in the lawsuit that entitles her to "redress for racial insults." Kim and her fellow protesters don't deserve reparations, which would have totaled to around $4 billion if they won the suit.
Even though it wasn't enough for some people, Hannah Montana
's Miley Cyrus had already apologized for the "goofy face" she made on camera. She explained herself, writing on her official website that: "I really wanted to stress how sorry I am if the photo of me with my friends offended anyone."
Still, the matter remains unresolved until June 4, the day a hearing has been set to toss the lawsuit once and for all.-Maria Gonzalez, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: E! Online(Image Courtesy of Google)