Victoria’s Secret Apologizes For Offending Native Americans With Model’s Headdress
Offending Native Americans seems to be a new Hollywood trend.
No Doubt recently removed its music video "Looking Hot" because Gwen Stefani's Native American attire was criticized as culturally insensitive.
Last week, model Karlie Kloss wore an Indian headdress during the 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Native American headdresses are a symbols of respect and honor worn by chiefs and other leaders. According to Page Six, thousands of people commented on the outfit on Victoria's Secret's Facebook page, some offended and others telling the people who were offended to get over it.
Jennie Luna, who is Chicana and Caxcan, told Page Six, "We are people; we're not a fashion statement." The company itself said, "We sincerely apologize as we absolutely had no intention to offend anyone." And model Karlie tweeted that she was "deeply sorry if what I wore during the VS Show offended anyone."