When I was out at Sasquatch! over Memorial Day, I asked if the warpaint, feathers, and general appropriation of Native American culture by festival attendees was off-putting to anyone else. Here's a sampling from the comments thread. The debate continues:
That look was popular at String Cheese Incident shows maybe six or seven years ago, and I had the same reaction.
It's just people having fun. I think you're trying to make a big deal out of something that's not.
This is a big deal, it's called accepting racist images as "cute", "fun", "not a big deal". Simple fact is, many of us Native Americans are highly offended by these images, yet we're always told "you're making a big deal out of nothing". Racism is a big deal no matter whom it's aimed at. America, STOP BEING SO DAMN RACIST TOWARDS US! WE DID NOTHING TO YOU BUT TRY TO ACCEPT YOU AND HELP YOU SURVIVE OVER HERE! FOR THIS GIFT WE'RE GIVEN RACISM AND GENOCIDE IN RETURN!
Honestly, isn't there bigger issues of racism in the world than hipsters wearing headdresses?
You shouldn't run around in a headdress doing war whoops. Just like shouldn't put on a conical Asian hat, squint your eyes speak fake "ching-chong-chin" Chinese.
White privileged hipster kids are sad. They have no culture but appropriating other peoples cultures.