Another day, another tween scandal. Does everyone remember the Miley Cyrus racist photo scandal? Quick recap: first, photos were released of Miley and some friends making “slant eyes” at the camera. When some people got outraged, Miley gave an epically bad non-apology apology. Miley got slammed some more, and finally Miley gave a real apology. Other stuff happened along the way, but once Miley gave a real apology, the furor pretty much died down.
Now it seems we’re going for a remix. And I didn’t even care for the original song. Middle Jonas brother Joe Jonas has done the exact same thing as Miley – he was photographed making “slant eyes” at the camera. The only difference is that Miley was surrounded by friends, and Joe Jonas is alone in the picture. I’m not sure if that makes it better or worse. The Huffington Post has more:
Weeks after Miley Cyrus apologized for posing in a similar manner and denied that she is a racist, middle Jonas Brother Joe Jonas appears to be the gentleman in a photo pulling down his eyelids with his pinky fingers.
Jonas, who like the guy in the photo wears a purity ring, is an older brother of Miley’s ex boyfriend Nick Jonas.
Joe is 19.
No word when the photo was taken or where it came from before surfacing on Gossip Teen.
From The Huffington Post
What is with these tween stars and their anti-Asian racism? Do they not understand what a huge market the Asian and Asian-American communities are? It’s just bad business, in addition to being rude and nasty.
If this picture is from after Miley Cyrus’s photo scandal, Joe Jonas is not only racist, he’s just dumb. If it’s date of origin is from before Miley’s scandal erupted, Joe might have a plausible excuse (“I didn’t know.”). In either case, Joe should look to the first part of Miley’s scandal to see how not to behave. He should just offer a quick, heartfelt apology and say that he’s learned his lesson. Then I can go back to ignoring him.
Note by Celebitchy: There is also a chance this is a Photoshop job, in which case Joe can just issue a statement that he never did this. It’s hard to tell because the image is so grainy.