If you pick up the latest cover of Elle magazine, you’ll see a familiar face. Music entertainer Pharrell Williams gave his omnipresent Vivienne Westwood mountie hat a rest for the shoot, but what he selected has people crying foul.
Williams wore a Native American feather headdress for the oug Inglish photographed shoot.
In fact, the Native American community and beyond are expressing their anger over the honored accessory’s misappropriation via social media. Search the hashtag #NotHappy and you’ll see just how pissed folks are. And some are calling for the 41-year-old musician and fashion glossy to issue an apology.
— Nicole (@VoiceNLove) June 4, 2014
— Tim Fontaine (@anishinaboy) June 4, 2014
Chanel, Victoria’s Secret and H&M were all confronted with backlash for their attempts to turn the American Indian headdress into a fashion statement. Guess Elle UK missed the memo.
Should Pharrell have stepped in and protested the shoot?
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