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
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Amidst the still-brewing controversy of No Doubt's Looking Hot music video, the American Indian Studies Center at UCLA has posted an open letter to the reunited band.
Commending them for immediately taking the video off of YouTube once they became aware of its offensive nature, the Center makes it very clear why the community is in fact so offended.
Opening their argument with the obvious issues, the Center addresses the stereotypes
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Aubrey O'Day partied like she was Pocahontas on Sunday at The Roosevelt in Hollywood.
How? We'll tell you!
The former Making the Band star
rain danced her way across Hollywood Blvd dressed in a fringe dress, moccasins, beads, a full-on feather headdress and even some war paint.
Not bad Aubs!
We're sure there were plenty of men pitching a teepee in their pants when they saw you! Ha!
[Image via Josiah True/WENN.]
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Look at him! He's just so happy to be there!
Being an amazing person once again, Johnny Depp decided to spend time with his fellow members of the Comanche Indian tribe during the Comanche Nation Fair on Saturday.
As an honorary member, Johnny waved and smiled at the Oklahoma residents who lined the streets to watch the parade.
But here's the really cool part — his
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Johnny Depp is almost unrecognizable as Tonto from The Lone Ranger! We're still not full convinced that's him!
When we first hear the news that he was taking this role, we were worried that Johnny portraying a Native American might be offensive to the leaders of the Navajo Nation.
But they seem to be fine with it! Just look at them getting all chummy!
They must be aware that Johnny and director Gore Verbinski (who directed the Pirates of the Caribbean movies) are planning to twist the classic stereotypes and tropes from old Westerns.
The president of the Navajo Nation said:
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