Home Videos Photos

All tag results for malibu magazine

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

teresa palmer headdress malibu magazine

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:

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Permalink / 12 comments / Email this  »