I would not normally bother to waste keystrokes on Miley Cyrus, but I feel moved to at this point. Someone needs to take away that girl’s camera. Now, I don’t enjoy her music and am proud to say that I have never seen an episode of Hota Dakota, or whatever show she has on the children’s channel. So it is of no nevermind to me that she has, in the past, posted photos to myspace that show her in clothing that barely covers her achy, breaky heart. But now the camera has thrust her back into the headlines. She and some friends are shown in a photo pulling the corners of their eyes back. And some Asian groups have clutched their pearls and gasped that she could be so insensitive. Personally, since these are Hollywood children, I think it more likely that they were making fun of their lifted, pinched, botoxed, and injected neighbors and family members. But in this overly sensitive world we live in, a person can no longer fetch their morning paper without causing grievous insult to someone or some group, so there you have it.
But what compels me to address this at all is the statement the chiclet-toothed starlet left on her blog:
“I want to thank all of my fans for their support not only this week, but always! I really wanted to stress how sorry I am if the photo of me with my friends offended anyone.
I have learned a valuable lesson from this and know that sometime my actions can be unintentionally hurtful. I know everything is a part of GODs ultimate plan, and mistakes happen so that eventually I will become the woman he aspires me to be.
Peace and love, Miles”
Excuse me, but what? It was God’s plan? God compelled you to insult an entire race as part of his glorious plan to make you a better woman? If you want to apologize, do it. But don’t blame it on God or pretend he had some hand in it.
Can you imagine using this tactic?
“I’m sorry I was speeding officer, but it’s really all part of GOD’s plan!”
“Ooops! I’m two hours late for work…but it’s part of God’s plan, so it’s ok!”
“I know I shouldn’t be screwing your sister, honey, but it’s all in God’s plan!”
Give me a fuggin’ break!!
And while I am at it, why do people feel the need to capitalize every letter in “God?” Is it necessary in some religions to SHOUT his name? Everytime I see it in all caps, I can’t help but think of Karl Malden in Pollyanna: