Khloe Kardashian Slammed for Wearing Native American Headdress to North West's Birthday Party

Khloe Kardashian Slammed for Wearing Native American Headdress to North West's Birthday Party

23 Jun 2014

Khloe Kardashian under fire for disrespecting cultural tradition

Khloe Kardashian has sparked outrage online after sporting a traditional Native American headdress to her niece North West's lavish birthday bash.

Kim Kardashian celebrated North's first birthday by throwing a festival-themed party in the grounds of her sister's California mansion. The event included teepees and a ferris wheel, and Khloe got into the spirit by posing for several snaps in a huge feathered bonnet.

One snap featured her sitting in front of a teepee, which she captioned, "Ray of clouds. Chirping of birds. Gurgling of water. Granting desire. One with water."

The snaps prompted a backlash from Kardashian's followers on Instagram, with several slamming the star for making light of a cultural tradition.

oliviamarshall wrote, "#culturalappropriation educate yourself and respect others please."

ei8hty27 wrote, “Appalled & feel so disrespected and I CAN say this because I’m a full blooded Native American! You’re only making yourself look like a fool! Smh……delete your photo. Everything we do and have and live as people has SO MUCH more meaning to it than what it may seem.”

viscerart added, "I am constantly being barraged on the Internet with images of your disgusting, disrespectful family. I thought you were stupid, but this image really proves how dumb you are."

Khloe is not the first celeb to come under fire for wearing a Native American headdress - Pharrell Williams apologised earlier in June after he donned one on the cover of Britain's Elle magazine, and One Direction's Harry Styles also faced a backlash in March, when he shared a photo of himself wearing a similar piece on Instagram.