It is now apparently unacceptable for Victoria’s Secret models to wear Native American gear. That’s the new political correctness edict from the left, after model Karlie Kloss walked the runway in a Native American headdress and a Pocahontas-like bikini during the annual fashion show. The outfit was designed to represent Thanksgiving. Native Appropriations, a Native American blog, suggested instead that the outfit represented sexual aggression:
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 cut Karlie’s headdressed outfit out and leave it on the editing room floor. This isn’t “fun,” this isn’t a “fantasy” character. This is about our cultures, our bodies, and our lives. Native people demand and deserve far more respect than this.
Victoria’s Secret has already promised to cut the clip from its December 4 show. And they apologized:
We are sorry that the Native American headdress replica used in our recent fashion show has upset individuals. We sincerely apologize as we absolutely had no intention to offend anyone. Out of respect, we will not be including the outfit in any broadcast, marketing materials nor in any other way.
No word from the Cleveland Indians, the Washington Redskins, the Florida State Seminoles, the Atlanta Braves, the Chicago Blackhawks, or the team at Disney responsible for Pocahontas.