Update: Miley Cyrus [Hannah Montana] is still very young. No need to slam her for her slanted eyes photos but we should slam the slanted eyes gestures. Why? Because we don’t want 50 million teens around the world to think that slanting your eyes is affectionate. Nothing is more scary that a Hannah Montana with 16,000 fans slitting their eyes. Right?
I’ve received several emails this past week asking why I was making such a big deal in an earlier post of the photos of the Spanish Men’s AND Women’s Olympic Basketball Teams. I suppose we have to agree to disagree.
I’m in no position to judge any of the individuals or players involved as racists. I like to give people the benefit of the doubt and I certainly do in this situation; Truthfully, I also really like Pau Gasol and Jose Calderon as NBA players…I intend to draft both of them for my fantasy basketball teams in the upcoming season. But having said that, I have no problems with calling the ACT racist. While the intent may have been to demonstrate an “affectionate gesture,” let’s make this very clear: slitting or slanting your eyes is NOT an affectionate gesture. You don’t mock physical appearance because you think it’s affectionate.
For example, when was the last time you saw someone do this as an “affectionate gesture?” Continue reading “my slanted eyes are beautiful”