Miley Cyrus Responds To Photo Controversy
Posted on Thu Feb 5, 2009 08:30 AM PDT

Miley Cyrus MileyAsian200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Miley Cyrus says the picture of her and a group of friends making faces that appear to mock Asians was taken "out of context."

On her official fan website, Cyrus says she and her friends were simply making "goofy faces."

"In NO way was I making fun of any ethnicity! I was simply making a goofy
face. When did that become newsworthy? It seems someone is trying to make something out of nothing to me. If that would of been anyone else, it would of been overlooked! I definitely feel like the press is trying to make me out as the new 'BAD GIRL'!" Cyrus writes.

Members of the Asian American community had demanded the Disney star apologize for the photo, which some said was racist.