Khloe Kardashian Wears Native American Headdress, Sparks Outrage (PHOTOS)
Khloe Kardashian was criticized on Saturday after posing for pictures in a Native American headdress.
“Ray of clouds. Chirping of birds. Gurgling of water. Granting desire. One with water. #Kidchella my first Coachella!!!” wrote the reality TV star, along with a picture in which she’s seen next to a teepee (see below). Her sister Kylie Jenner also shared a pic showing Khloe in the controversial garb (see right and below). The backlash was immediate.
“Are you for real? Yet another celebrity wearing headdress when is this world going to realize that headdresses are not for costume but there represent a people with a proud past and only respected individuals from plains tribes wear headdresses you have to earn that right!” wrote one disappointed follower.
Another said, “This makes me sad… headdresses are worn by warriors for honor and never for dress up. My culture is important to me and should not be made fun of. Being an American Indian, this offends me and it is offensive. We are a people not a stereotype.”
“Soooooo offensive!” declared an Instagram user. A different fan was more blunt: “Wow!! Really? F*ed up! @khloekardashian.”
But others stuck up for Kardashian, saying there was nothing offensive at all about the photos.
Check out the pictures below, and tell us what you think.