The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show was almost a huge success until a blog named Native Appropriations noted that the Native American-inspired ensemble worn by Karlie Kloss was extremely disrespectful.
In an entry, the online publication wrote:
"Besides the daily harm of these ongoing microaggressions for Native folks, the sexualization of Native women continues to be an ignored and continuing epidemic… So Victoria’s Secret, now is the time to apologize. It’s not too late to cut Karlie’s headdressed outfit out and leave it on the editing room floor. This isn’t 'fun,' this isn’t a 'fantasy' character. This is about our cultures, our bodies, and our lives. Native people demand and deserve far more respect than this."
We are sorry that the Native American headdress in our fashion show hasupset individuals. The outfit will be removed from the broadcast.
— Victoria's Secret (@VictoriasSecret) November 10, 2012
Karlie also took to her Twitter account and noted that she is also very sorry for wearing the outfit, and is completely fine with VS removing her spot from the program.
We doubt VS was trying to harm anyone, but we're just happy they took action before the dramz let loose!!
Do U think they made the right decision???
[Image via Jeff Grossman/WENN.]