CBS, which is set to air the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in December, is reporting that a Native American-themed outfit featured at the show will be pulled from the broadcast, and Victoria’s Secret has issued an apology for any offense caused.
We are sorry that the Native American headdress in our fashion show has
upset individuals. The outfit will be removed from the broadcast.
— Victoria's Secret (@VictoriasSecret) November 10, 2012
Model Karlie Kloss, who wore a feathered headdress and turquoise jewelry as part of a holiday-themed “Calendar Girls” segment of the show, issued her own apology via Twitter.
I am deeply sorry if what I wore during the VS Show offended anyone. I support VS's decision to remove the outfit from the broadcast.
— Karlie Kloss (@karliekloss) November 11, 2012
A post on the blog Native Appropriations called for Victoria’s Secret to pull the segment from the show: “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.”
Some applauded Victoria’s Secret for the move.
@VictoriasSecret that headdress didn't just "upset individuals" it upset COMMUNITIES. Because it directly insulted them.
— dj ripley (@laripley) November 10, 2012
— alexandra. (@thealextara) November 12, 2012
— Aura Bogado (@aurabogado) November 10, 2012
Others wonder if they’re missing something.
— Austin Harbison (@AustinHarbison) November 12, 2012
— taylor (@tay_no) November 12, 2012
@VictoriasSecret Personally – I loved it. It wasn't created to hurt peoples feelings! It was a beautiful costume. Great show! xx
— Hillary Gail Stewart (@HillaryGStewart) November 10, 2012
@VictoriasSecret I am upset you are removing it.
— MelissaOx (@melissaox) November 10, 2012
@VictoriasSecret things are becoming way to politically correct! I saw a picture of it and thought it was beautiful. Btw I'm Native American
— Tiara Folkes (@TiaraBeth) November 10, 2012
— victoria linsey (@victorialinsey) November 12, 2012
Some people really are missing something.
"I don't see angels and fairies getting upset about Victoria's Secret costumes" – a real person quote on the VS Native American costume.
— Jen Allison (@MsJenAllison) November 12, 2012