PC brigade on warpath over Leona’s headdress: Singer branded ‘ignorant’ and ‘racist’ on social media for wearing Native American attire


It was meant as a fun picture, but this harmless image of pop star Leona Lewis wearing a Native American headdress still managed to upset some sensitive souls on social media.

Within hours of sharing the pictures on Instagram yesterday, she was branded ‘ignorant’, ‘disrespectful’ and ‘racist’ for supposedly making light of the headgear’s cultural importance.

One of her 380,000 followers wrote: ‘As a Native American I just lost so much respect for you. The headdress is reserved for our revered elders who, through their selflessness and leadership, have earned the right to wear one. It’s a spiritual garb, not just cultural.’

'Ignorant': Singer Leona Lewis came under fire on social media after posting an image of herself wearing a Native American headdress

‘Ignorant’: Singer Leona Lewis came under fire on social media after posting an image of herself wearing a Native American headdress

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However, many came to the 30-year-old’s defence. One wrote: ‘Hey guys, it seems some of you are offended FOR Native Americans. My dad’s side of the family are very heavily descended from natives… This kind of thing to me is fine. People need to stop getting offended about everything.’

And Tory MP Philip Davies said: ‘The politically correct brigade are always anxious to find offence at anything that anybody does.’

Fellow singer Ellie Goulding has previously been criticised for wearing a similar headdress.

 

‘Offensive’: Fellow singer Ellie Goulding has previously been criticised for wearing a similar headdress

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