"I was simply making a goofy face," blogged Miley Cyrus in a response to a photo in which the Disney star and her friends are seen pulling their eyes into a slant. Oh, Miley. Your mea culpa for the racially offensive gesture just wasn't enough.
A Los Angeles woman has filed a $4 billion class-action lawsuit against the 16-year-old on behalf of the city's entire Asian-Pacific Islander population, claiming they are entitled to civil rights damages.
The court documents, filed in L.A. County Superior Court yesterday, show that Lucie J. Kim is asking for $4,000 damages per potential claimant. Kim claims that Miley Cyrus "should have known that her image would be publicly disseminated via the media, which Cyrus knew focused on her private life."
Although I'm also outraged by the tween star's infamous gesture, I do have a couple of questions about the lawsuit: 1) Can one woman legally represent an entire group? 2) Who even asked her to do this? It'll be interesting to see whether or not this case gets tossed out of court.