Thursday, February 12, 2009

Can't we all just (sniff) get along?

News today that teen idol Miley Cyrus is feeling the heat from a stupid photo taken of a bunch of stupid kids acting ... well, stupid.
The photo, now known by probably most of the world, depicts her friends making slant eye gestures.
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As Michelle Malkin writes:
Dumb, but nothing to make a federal case out of, right?

Wrong.

Leave it to Asian-American grievance-mongers to blow things completely out of proportion.

To borrow a phrase from President Obama’s favorite inaugural preacher, Rev. Joseph Lowery, yellow is not mellow:
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.

…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.
Regarding Ms. Cyrus, who by now should really ought to know better about posing for photos with friends (and so-called friends who might snap them and sell them), she is 16, and this act pales in comparison to what many other teens do. Stupid? Yes. Criminal? Hardly. Worthy of a lawsuit? Not if she didn't have deep pockets.

With all due respect to Ms. Kim, I think I might demonstrate how silly her lawsuit is by filing my own, seeking damages from all Asians who've ever called me round eyes. But then, I would be stooping to her level.

The court should not even entertain this stupidity.

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