Miley Cyrus Dresses Up As A Sombrero-Wearing Taco — Are People Calling Her Racist?

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Miley Cyrus had quite a bit of fun celebrating her birthday this week.

She and her new boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger were even photographed licking each other.

However, some photos shared by the 22-year-old “Wrecking Ball” singer could have landed her in hot water with her Mexican fans.

When sharing images via her Instagram, Miley Cyrus included some photographs that include a “Mexican-themed” party. This included Cyrus at one point dressing up like a taco while wearing a sombrero.

Despite the ongoing tension over immigration reform and American perceptions of Latinos, there is a lack of backlash for the photograph at the moment.

Comedian George Lopez did post a comment on Twitter about Miley Cyrus’s birthday costume.

Adding potential fuel to the fire, Miley Cyrus ditched the sombrero and was photographed with an “alien.”

Even though Miley Cyrus has yet to be called out for her birthday images, if it occurs, the response would only be the latest in a series of racially-tinged controversies for the young singer.

Back in 2009, Miley Cyrus stirred up some hard feelings when she was photographed making a face that is deemed racist against Asians.

She has also earned a ton of criticism for her Bangerz promo, which featured what some considered to be behaviors that were highly disrespectful toward African-American women.

However, Miley Cyrus has repeatedly defended her behaviors in the face of concerns that her antics are inappropriate.

Miley Cyrus reportedly said that her intention has “never been to degrade anyone” but rather to “empower.”

This answer was not good enough one backup dancer, a little person named Janis Hollis, who shared her feelings about Miley Cyrus in a blog post.

“I was a bear in Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance and it was my first time doing anything like that… anything where I was being used because of my height, not because of my talent.

“And I will be the first one to tell you that standing on that stage, in that costume was one of the most degrading things I felt like I could ever do.

“I realize not everyone shares my opinion and I might just be young and naive, but I feel like the acceptance of this kind of treatment has got to stop.”

Do you think Miley Cyrus’s taco and sombrero costume was racist? Do you think accusations of bigotry made against Miley Cyrus are unfair or justified?

[Image Credit: Miley Cyrus Official Instagram]