Friday, March 20, 2009

Yet another 'chink eye' photo

Not again -- pictures of what looks like Joe Jonas from the Jonas Brothers pulling his eyes back in the "chink eye" gesture have surfaced. He seems to have completely ignored what his brother Nick's ex-girlfriend Miley Cyrus recently went through, complete with botched apology #1 and more sincere apology #2.

We expressed our disappointment when we saw the pictures of Miley, but by now it's starting to get old, so let us be explicit -- there is no situation where this gesture can possibly be construed as funny, goofy, or merely a joke. It is always offensive, demeaning, and belittling, evoking a long history of the mistreatment of Asian Americans. This sends a terrible message to the group's fans.

If this is really Joe Jonas, we ask that he gets it right the first time, and makes a sincere apology that helps to educate others about why this gesture should never be repeated again.

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