Thursday, 22 November 2012

Victoria's Secret under attack for dressing white model as an Indian for fashion show!

Victoria’s Secret finds itself dodging accusations of “racism” for at least the second time this year.
In September, as you may remember, the lingerie mega-chain caught flak from the politically correct crowd over an advertisement that featured a white woman dressed as a “sexy little geisha.”
You can only imagine the response they got from the establishment media after parading out a white woman scantily dressed as an American Indian during their 2012 Fashion Show!

In September, the Native community sprang into action voicing our collective outrage after we were assailed by Paul Frank’s “neon pow-wow” fashion night, complete with war-painted employees and C-list celebrities donning feather headbands, armed with plastic tomahawks. In response, Paul Frank apologized, and the company pulled all Native imagery from their stores as well as online. They also announced that they will be hiring a Native designer to create a new line, with earnings going toward a Native charity.
Yet the barrage of attacks against Native American culture and identity continues to escalate. The usual parade of offensive Native American ‘costumes’ we’re typically forced to endure every Halloween was even more pronounced this year, as were the insults and racial epithets aimed at Natives who dared to demand respect for their Native identity, spiritual beliefs, and culture.
Now, Victoria’s Secret has upped the ante. Wednesday night, their fashion show featured model Karlie Kloss in a leopard print bikini accessorized with turquoise jewelry and fringe covered heels, strutting down the catwalk in a floor-length, feathered war bonnet.
As a Victoria’s Secret customer, I am livid. After years of patronage and loyalty to the Victoria’s Secret brand, I am repaid with the mean-spirited, disrespectful trivialization of my blood ancestry and the proud Native identity I work hard to instill in my children. Well, I’ve got news for you, Victoria’s Secret. Consider yourself boycotted. Perhaps it’s time for us to resume the feminist practice of bra-burning. Regardless, this Native girl is ready to go commando.
Why is this practice offensive to Natives? Let’s peel away the layers of this tacky, racist onion. For one, Ms. Kloss has no business wearing a war bonnet at all. Not only is she not Native, she hasn’t earned the honor. Among my people, the Oceti Sakowin (Sioux), war bonnets are exclusively worn by men, and each feather within a war bonnet is symbolic of a brave act of valor accomplished by that man.
Motto of the new America: Whine. About. Everything.
Karlie Kloss Native American
First of all, isn’t women dressing and acting like men what feminism is all about? Seems like the lefties would love this!
Seriously though, I guess I can somewhat understand American Indian women being upset over this because odds are that Miss Kloss looks much better in their traditional garb than they do.
But something tells me the men have no problem with this picture whatsoever.


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