Lucie Kim Frivolously Sues Miley Cyrus Over “Racist” Picture

Alright, so I heard about this story yesterday, and it really got my blood boiling.  Not because I’m terribly offended by Miley Cyrus, but because lawsuits in America have reached such an asinine stage.

Here’s what happened: Miley Cyrus offended some Asian Pacific Islanders by making “squinty eyes,” imitating someone who is Asian:

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The tabloids got that picture and kaboom! it’s all over the place.

Well, some idiot figured that they could make some money off of this.  And that idiot is Lucie J. Kim.  She filed a lawsuit in the Los Angeles superior court stating that every Asian Pacific Islander in L.A. County deserves $4,000 for civil rights violations because of that photo.  That totals $4 million.  Kim says in the suit that Cyrus “knew or should have known that her image would be publicly disseminated via the media, which Cyrus knew would focus on her private life, specifically TMZ [they're the ones who leaked it first].”  She also claims that Cyrus knew the face was “racist.”

Cyrus originally said she was “simply making a goofy face,” but later apologized.

Comedian Margaret Cho wrote a blog post about it (that’s available here: http://www.margaretcho.com/blog/2009/02/11/oh-miley.html), and the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) released the following statement:

The photograph of Miley Cyrus and other individuals slanting their eyes currently circulating the Internet is offensive to the Asian Pacific American community and sets a terrible example for her many young fans. This image falls within a long and unfortunate history of people mocking and denigrating individuals of Asian descent.

“Not only has Miley Cyrus and the other individuals in the photograph encouraged and legitimized the taunting and mocking of people of Asian descent, she has also insulted her many Asian Pacific American fans,” said George Wu, executive director of OCA. “The inclusion of an Asian Pacific American individual in the photo does not make it acceptable.”

“OCA hopes that Miley Cyrus will apologize to her fans and the APA community for this lapse in judgment and takes the opportunity to better understand why the gesture is offensive.”

OCA is a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States.

OK, so first off, anybody who needs $4,000 to make themselves feel better because of this picture really needs to spend that $4,000 on counselling to get some therapy and self esteem.  So, my message to Lucie Kim: GET SOME MENTAL HELP!  YOU NEED IT!  Uh oh, I’m gonna get sued now for being offensive to people with low self esteem.

Second, why is nobody yelling at the Asian kid in the picture?  He was going along with it.  He wasn’t mad that the people around him were “mocking” his heritage.  So, is he racist against Asian Pacific Islanders too, or is this another double standard similar to how African Americans can use the N-word?

I can deal with what the OCA said.  Sure, it was offensive, but honestly, I doubt that that many Asians really care.

What I can’t deal with is the greed and utter stupidity of Lucie Kim.  Kim is an idiot who’s trying to make a quick buck.  Go out and find a real way to make money, instead of trying to sue the crap out of a teenage girl for offending you.  And you know what, if you’re so desperate for money, I invite you to come here and talk to me.  If you can actually convince me that you deserve $4,000, I will personally give you $250.

Done Ranting,

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25 Responses to “Lucie Kim Frivolously Sues Miley Cyrus Over “Racist” Picture”

  1. RightWingReform Says:

    What a joke. Bet she’s a Democrat.

  2. Sean Says:

    Because our legal system has *nothing* better to do than deal with petty crap like this, right?

    And people wonder why any kind of service costs a fortune… Might be because of the insurance they have to carry to keep lawsuits like this from popping out of the woodwork and sinking them…

  3. S@R@H Says:

    I totally agree with you! This whole thing has gotten ridiculously out of hand. I think what needs to happen now is the Asian kid in the picture should come forward and say something, so people stop freaking out.

  4. tiffunnie Says:

    well,it actually IS offensive. if you were picked on with so many cruel jokes about typical asians you’d understand. have people just ASSUME you don’t know english. is that fair even if you were BORN in the United States? there’s so many people going around thinking that asians are short, slanted eyed, not fluent in english, knows karate?! come on, look at Yao Ming. he’s not so short. i’m vietnamese and my eyes aren’t so slanted as people make them out to be. my grandmother came here to the United States in her twenties and it was VERY hard for her to adjust. She didn’t know how to speak english so give them some slack. it was difficult for her to learn another language when she couldn’t understand a word people were saying. i’m 14, and yes harassment does still infact go on. So maybe that kid in that picture was a part of it, but Miley should be a ROLE MODEL. She should’ve known that some time that picture would leak out just as her other inappropriate pictures have.
    so,there’s something to think about.

  5. bluefrog Says:

    I’m Asian American and so proud of my country.

    If you Asians have issues with the USA, why don’t you move back to Asia?

  6. Malcolm Says:

    Although I can understand how people (including non-Asians) would be offended by the photo, the Lucie Kim lawsuit is out of hand.

  7. inkslwc Says:

    tiffunnie, I never said it isn’t offensive. But this was a picture taken in private. Where did all the people complaining about Michael Phelps’s privacy rights being violated go? And he actually broke the law.

    Sure, it was offensive, but there’s no reason she should be sued over it. I’m sorry, but nobody deserves $4,000 over this. Nobody.

  8. Jimmy Says:

    Miley Cyrus is obviously racist. They fooled that dumb asian into taking that pic with her. Who knows why that asian kid is with them, he’s the only minority in the group so you can tell Miley mostly hangs out with a bunch of snobby white racists folks. I’m boycotting her commercialized products.

  9. inkslwc Says:

    “They fooled that dumb asian [sic].” And you’re saying that Miley Cyrus is the racist!

  10. Rank Says:

    Actually, its only because she is white. If she was anything else it would be ok. She should sue for people being racist against her that she is white and lives in America. If your white and in America your labeled a racist. Thats ok though.

    You know how many countries I have been to and they could give two shits about me because I’m white american? Double standards. Give the girl a break. Focus on shit that matters. Jesus christ.

    Being White in America is racist. Anyplace you go people think you are a racist and you better be careful of what you say since your white. Or you will be facing 4 billion $ charges.

    How many stand up comedians of all race (besides white) put down and rank white people? How many whites would really get away with that. Give me a break.

    Thins should be equal accross the board for everyone.

    If she was asian it would be ok to make asian jokes. If she was asian and making fun of someone white it would be ok. How much of a joke would it be if a white person sued an asian for making fun of their color or face?

    get real.

  11. Emerie Says:

    ohhh, so miley says that she was “just making a goofy face”?!?!?!?!?!?!?
    so… asians have goofy faces?!?!?!?!?!?!!
    HOW DARE SHE.

  12. becky Says:

    she is a dum child i blame the parents for letting her hang out with those people and when people say she is just a kid it really pisses me off cz she is not a kid. she said she was pulling goofy faces,my question is if she was how comes all of them ae pulling the same face expression,
    even though no one has taught her about racism she has the brain to think about it, plus she knows the face she pulled was racist and you got to be 2 year old to belive that she was pulling a goofy face.

    it is not the first time she has done something bad ok, i say it was a good thing she paid the money.

  13. Prurolen Says:

    ehh. nice ))

  14. Angela Says:

    WTF? I knew it the whole time! MIley Cyrus being racist? I knew it something bad was in her? I’m already offended by her cause I”m asian ! No one in my class likes Miley Cyrus anyways so it isn’t my problem.

  15. Dansto Says:

    She should be sued for being racist because its really offensive she did that slanted eye thing when the true story is there was a tiny village in Asia and the village has massive wind storms there so when I think europeans came there they thought they had slanted eyes but they didn’t they closed their eyes to get all the sand in their eyes and they THOUGHT they had slanted eyes.

  16. Nemanja Says:

    This is ridiciolous…totally ridiciolous is that Lucie crazy 4 billion dollars!!!??And adult is suing a wealthy teenager i think that that lucie just want some miley’s money….HAHAH this is funny ….Miley isn’t racist just because she did this…oh COME ON people…and maybe she didn’t do it at first maybe she saw other people on this picture doing that….But 4 billion dollars!!!!!!!!!!That’s crazyyyy…i would sue that stupid Lucie for stupidness…if that’s what people should be sued for….

  17. terry Says:

    Well cyrus shouldnt have done that dude this whole “RANTING” your doing is stupid.Cyrus got what she deserved people let her off so easily on everything she deseveres her punishment and this whole blog is stupid you dont know what your talking about and just b/c you wrote all this doesn’t mean mileys going to personally thank you for it.so stop being a “brave”
    he/she and get over yourself!and i bet you if Lucie came to you you wouldn’t give her what you “Bravely” said you’d do.

  18. inkslwc Says:

    terry, who every mentioned “brave”? What are you even talking about?

  19. Kyra Says:

    That Lucie is really DUMB!!!
    Miley hasn’t even cross 18 yet. She is still underage. I’m an asian. So what’s wrong with making that face. I do it all the time with my sister and I AM AN ASIAN! An asian was there too you know. Excuse me for my rudeness. A message for you Lucie: If you are so desperate to get money, try it somewhere else. I want to ask you. Why did you only sued Miley but not the rest of them? Is it because you know that miley had millions of money then the others?! Oh come on! that lame excuse is SO last year!!!

  20. Kyra Says:

    BTW, I have slanted eyes too you know! but i didn’t sue her. That childish act is so immature. Don’t you have anything to do other than suing people, Lucie?

  21. LittleAngryGirl Says:

    Miley Cyrus is obviously an immature brat who claims to be a Christian. her “goofy” actions were not very Christian like. another hypocrite in my chinky eyes. this white trash should be taught a good lesson. i wave my magic wand over her and turn her into a short Asian girl . then she can possess that permanent slanty eye look. let’s see how she likes that!

  22. ilovebluefrog Says:

    everyone makes that face! if you spent hours crying in your bedroom that miley cyrus made that face, thats your issue. retards.

  23. Jen Says:

    Dude, there is a freakin’ asian guy in the pic…. I’m pretty sure that she wasn’t trying to be offensive. And someone getting offended by that is ridiculous. Someone is just looking for some money. And whoever commented on how her actions aren’t “christian like”, who are you to judge her? Its not like you know her… I could say that your actions aren’t very Christian like because you said that she should be taught a lesson. The Bible says not to judge and not to seek revenge. Maybe you should take a look at your own words and actions before you go and try to play some high and mighty roll and point fingers at people who you say aren’t being “christian like”.

  24. InkStainedLips Says:

    Why exactly are we all obnoxiously commenting—er, ranting redundantly on this stupid issue? How about we all get over ourselves. I shouldn’t have wasted time commenting, but I had to to say, “CUT. IT. OUT.” *pulls out scissors.* Okay, it’s offensive, yeah yeah YEAH. Lucie’s just looking for a quick buck. Huh-ray. Now, can we please get back to our jobs, school, studying, LIVES?!

  25. Samora Says:

    Wow…I used to defend her from trolls cause I thought she was innocent and kind, but this is going too far.

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