Pamela Anderson Gets Flak For Wearing Native American Headdress In Topless Photo
By Izza Sofia, 05 Nov 2019
Image via Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock.com
Pamela Anderson has angered social media users after she wore nothing but a white underwear and a traditional Native American headpiece for Halloween.
The actress shared two sultry photos of herself on Twitter, and in the first image, she covered herself in white paint while carrying the feather piece over her shoulder. Another snap showed her posing on a staircase while donning the headgear.
“Happy Halloween,” she captioned her photos. Social media users were quick to criticized Anderson, calling her “racist and insensitive.” One Twitter user was disappointed with her, thinking that she was “better than this.”
Anderson was also called out for wearing the controversial headpiece that has been adorned with bird feathers. “You wore the feathers of how many dead birds,” one Twitter user commented, before labeling her of “cultural appropriation, racism and hypocrisy.”
Weighing in on the issue, Henu Josephine Tarrant told NPR that Native American Halloween costumes are viewed as “problematic” as it doesn’t accurately portray the modern indigenous people.
Native Americans aren’t seen as “modern-day people” and they have been trying to educate the non-Native Americans what they have doing for so long is offensive, Tarrant said.
Happy Halloween 👻 pic.twitter.com/K2pvI3FxCe— Pamela Anderson (@pamfoundation) October 31, 2019
Anyone else have some caption ideas? 😁 pic.twitter.com/O3sAoxvOSW— Ali Watson (@aliwatson117) November 4, 2019
And you wore the feathers of how many dead birds, Pam? Cultural appropriation, racism and hypocrisy all in one photoshoot. I’m sure folks at @peta are mighty proud of their association with you.— Cathy (@DustypupVI) November 2, 2019
This is horrendous. In this day and age, how could you be so oblivious?— Sarah Elsasser (@SassoYK) November 3, 2019
I know you tried to take pretty pictures but using other people's culture and symbols - especially people who are continually marginalized - is way beyond not ok and actively harms others. In this intent doesn't matter as much as the impact actions have. 1— moontea21 (@moontea21) November 1, 2019
[via Pamela Anderson, opening image via Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock.com]
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