Cultural Appropriation Won't Quit! Teresa Palmer Wears Native American Headdress For A Photoshoot With Her Baby And Here's Why It's Offensive!
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).
Cliff Matias, director of Redhawk Native American Arts Council, explains: