Holy crap, people really love headdresses!
We get it — they look really beautiful and awesome.
And as you can see in the photo above, Warm Bodies actress Teresa Palmer, in an editorial for Malibu magazine for the June/July issue, is the latest celebrity to wear one.
HOWEVER, they're not just a fancy Native American hat. Headdresses were only allowed to be worn by the most powerful and influential people in a particular tribe, such as a chief or major warrior.
Feathers were usually also only added each time the warrior or chief committed an act of bravery. So, it took time to amass an entire headdress of feathers. Furthermore, women didn't even participate in the making of them — only men would (which, we realize, brings up a completely different social conversation, but lets stick to the point).
All of this is why Native people get understandably upset when celebrities wear headdresses as some sort of fashion statement at Coachella or in magazine editorials.
Cliff Matias, director of Redhawk Native American Arts Council, explains:
"[Wearing a headdress] could be similar to if the [shtreimel] became hip. Or the headdress that the pope wears — if [kids] started wearing that, if that became a trend. I am sure any Catholic people might be disrespected. So for our people, it is the same way."
It's just crazy that nobody on the styling team thought twice about putting a headdress on her, especially since just about a week ago there was outrage over Pharrell's wearing of a headdress on the cover of Elle UK.
It's even crazier how often this keeps happening. Sigh.
[Image via Malibu Magazine]
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