A law I could get behind

According to this feature in the Toronto Sun, Miley Cyrus was banned from China for her racist actions.  Not only that, but her merchandise is also prohibited.  (How did I miss this?  It apparently happened shortly after the event.)

Foreign minister Yang Jiechi has stated, “Miss Cyrus has made it clear she is no friend of China or anyone of East Asian descent. We have no interest in further polluting our children’s minds with her American ignorance.”

But apparently we do. Uh, yeah. Write your senators, people!

8 thoughts on “A law I could get behind

  1. Wonderful to hear!! Clearly an example of an Asian nation recognizing racism when they see it, in spite of all the white folks trying to explain it away.

    I find it hard to fathom all the millions this girl has lost because of her stupidity and poor judgement, in addition to her racism.

    It is not about youth. I was not that stupid at her age.

  2. On a related note many African counties have lawys that prevent vocal racists from visiting them or getting them deported if they are racist to the people. I am glad that Miley Cyrus was banned from China. Maybe she will learn yo behave better

  3. Wow, I thought I read somewhere that people in China did not find it offensive, probably because children in China don’t get their facial features mocked by white kids, unlike Asians in white-majority countries. Anyway, I thought this was something that Chinese people in China wouldn’t get, so I’m pleasantly surprised.

  4. This might have a more shocking impact on me if it were not for the fact that China is pretty ban friendly due to their political “sensitivities.” she is just one name on a long list of many things China has banned.

  5. True that China bans many people, however, the fact that they took this seriously enough to ban. If they thought it was just a silly little teenage girl and not a big deal, then she thought wrong. She needs to humble herself a little bit, start apologizing profusely when she makes a mistake, instead of never apologizing except for the fact that people “misunderstood” what she really meant. In other words, we are the problem not her….

  6. @MA:

    China takes so many things serious enough to ban, big or small. As far as my own personal feelings towards the issue, I really have no fixed opinion either way. Without context I couldn’t begin to guess at what was going on in her mind or what was happening around her that attributed to her being photographed in the matter that she was.

    Were her facial expressions in the photo appropriate? Not really! But she was not the only person in the photo making those expressions. She is however the only one celebrity in the photo and is also in a position where she may want to get into a country offended by her actions. Upon looking back at the photo itself actually if I would have to guess what was going on I would say that all the people of non-Asian persuasion are posing in a stereotypical expression, while the one Asian individual could be interpreted as forcing his eyes wide open to mimic the rounder more full-eyed shape of non-Asian peoples. But that would only be my assumption.

    As for her never apologizing, she did in fact make an apology a short time after the issue took place via many different media outlets. China just doesn’t take lightly to anything they feel is an offense made towards it. Hopefully she has learned from this but once again sadly that might as well be just another guess.

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