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Katy Perry Doesn't Give A F**K! See What She Has To Say About Racism, Fans, Kim Kardashian, & More In Her New Rolling Stone Interview!

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Katy Perry has taken a lot of flack for cultural appropriation.

Not only for her infamous geisha performance at the 2013 AMAs but also for her new mummy dancers on her Prism tour.

But Katy insists that has nothing to do with caricaturing black women as some have suggested. She says she wants to address body issues that have nothing to do with racial boundaries. She says:

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Cultural Appropriation Won't Quit! Teresa Palmer Wears Native American Headdress For A Photoshoot With Her Baby And Here's Why It's Offensive!

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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:

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Pharrell Appropriates Native American Culture & Fans Are "#NotHappy"! Is His Lackluster Apology Enough To Earn Your Forgiveness??

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That's the free advice we're giving every celebrity contemplating the appropriation of anyone else's culture — whether it be for a photo shoot, a music video, a live performance, or even just a Halloween party you thought would be papparazi-free.

Why would you EVER even do it??? At best you fly under the radar and no one comments on your awkward decision or lame joke. At worst you offend the ENTIRE WORLD!

So, again, just don't.

Unfortunately, neither Pharrell nor the editors of Elle asked our opinion before slapping a Native American headdress on the Get Lucky megastar and putting the offensive picture smack-dab on the cover of their super popular fashion magazine!

Predictably, the world is OUTRAGED by their awful and totally insensitive choice of images.

In fact, backlash got so bad that even the Happy singer's own fans have tweeted disappointed messages at him with the hashtag "#NotHappy."

Here are just a few of the tweets that expressed outrage:

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Heidi Klum Under Fire For Native American-Themed Photo Shoot! Do You Think This Is Acceptable?

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Here we go AGAIN!

We have been over this multiple times, but people still don't get it.

Heidi Klum is the latest person to make the mistake of appropriating Native American cultures in the name of fashion by having the models on Germany's Next Top Model have an "Indian-themed" photo shoot.

The models are depicted in a desert-like setting that includes teepees while wearing ceremonial headdresses, or war bonnets, and riding horses, with their faces painted in a stereotypical Native American fashion.

As usual, most of the models are white, and none of them are Native American.

The pictures were posted about two weeks ago, but the backlash has been brewing since then and getting stronger every day as more people have become aware of the images.

So far, nobody from Heidi's team or even Heidi herself have acknowledged the controversy, and the photos are still up on the German supermodel's Facebook account.

Some people have noted that

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Michelle Williams' Native American Outfit On AnOther Magazine Causes Controversy!

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Her movie may be doing great, but Michelle Williams' AnOther magazine cover seemingly mimicking traditional Native American dress is stirring the controversy pot!

Several different outlets have accused the cover of being offensive to Native Americans, particularly because the actress has two long dark brown braids and wears a feathered necklace.

And though the pic is in black and white, there is an unmistakable ruddiness to the cheeks, which many feel depicts "Redface."

It also calls to mind similar controversies

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