At the 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, Karlie Kloss wore a feather headdress, suede vest, skirt and turquoise jewelery. You know, as white girls call “sexy Indian” during Halloween. And as usual, this has sparked “controversy” caused outrage and righteous indignation from some uptight Native Americans and white people who can’t wait to get offended for others to prove they aren’t racists. So, or course, Victoria’s Secret has apologized and will remove the outfit from the December 4th broadcast.
“We are sorry that the Native American headdress in our fashion show has upset individuals. The outfit will be removed from the broadcast.”
Even Karlie has apologized, but I’m not sure for what. Did she slaughter Native Americans and steal their land and we just don’t know about it? And don’t Native Americans still wear this stuff? Yes, yes they do (ever been to a Pow-Wow?). Exactly what would be an accurate representation of Native Americans to appease these people? Maybe Karlie should have came out in a bolo tie and a green poker dealer’s visor.