When I saw this photo of Miley Cyrus and her “friends” I was disappointed like all of the Asian groups that have gone after her for being insensitive. While I admit it is very insensitive and wrong, I also understand that sometimes a 16 year old doesn't think about the people she may be offending or the stereotypes she may be perpetuating. The 16 year old down the street does it at his house and no one ever knows and isn't faced with apologizing to a quarter of the world's population.
My thing about the photo is that by perception or whatever, every person in the photo appears drunk or stoned or both. Sure, it could be a flash that blinded them all at the same time and made them look like they are all half asleep and saying, “dude” a lot. Yes, I know they are trying to do the squint look without actually touching their hands to their face but I doubt the one guy on the right is drinking coke out of that wine glass. The most trashed appears to be Justin Gaston who seems to be trying to channel Colin Farrel's Sonny Crockett or something Miami Vice'ish. Now, Justin is 20 so it means he is not old enough to partake of booze and Miley at 16 is certainly not old enough. And if they were doing some other substance, well that is potentially a problem as well.
Again though, going back to 16. I can forgive her for that too. I certainly was no saint at 16 and she shouldn't have to be either. We already know she has practically zero parent supervision anyway because they all rely on her to make a living. It is really hard to say no to the breadwinner of the family. I just think that it is interesting that the entire world is giving her hell for the Asian insult but no one seems to care that the entire group looks stoned or drunk off their ass. Apparently partying illegally is ok, but insulting another culture is not. I want to see the outraged parent's groups get in the act. Make this the all too rare double apology. The kind where she has to apologize to two separate and distinct groups, plus her fans of course. Have that new movie coming out.