It was the latter that I reacted to the most. She clearly missed the memo that the band's music and community was built upon "respect, unity and inclusiveness," as the apology cites. Order by newest oldest recommendations. Using sacred Native American objects like eagle feathers, headdresses, and warbonnets out of context is akin to using Sikh turbans as a fashion statement. Typical music video fare, except this time she dons an eagle feather plume, a breastplate, and leather fringe designed to portray a Native American woman. However thin the apology was, the decision to take down the video is a step in the right direction.
Haley. Age: 29.
They may even want to pay homage to it in various outlets.
Everleigh. Age: 31.
No Doubt, exploiting 'hot' Native American stereotypes is never OK
Suddenly, the overt sexualisation and victimisation of Native American women in a pop video might not seem so trivial. She clearly missed the memo that the band's music and community was built upon "respect, unity and inclusiveness," as the apology cites. The fact that they "consulted with Native American friends and Native American studies experts at the University of California" does, however, lead me to question how the video was deemed appropriate by these friends and "experts", who were likely non-Native, in the first place.