Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Must not dress like a Red Indian?
There is an old proverb: "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." So imitating American Indians should be a compliment to them and their way of life. I have read a lot on the subject but still have no idea why Leftists consider it an insult. I must be very thick
Charlotte Casiraghi has become the latest public figure to spark anger for wearing a Native American costume.
The Monaco royal, 26, who chose the ensemble to participate in the Gucci-sponsored Paris Masters International Jumping Competition this weekend, was branded 'ignorant' and 'racist' by Tumblr users, many of whom appeared to be royal fans, judging by their usernames.
Royalwatcher wrote on the site: 'I don’t know who told her it was cute to dress in traditonal [sic] clothing of Native American but gurlll, I’m judging you and not in the good way.'
Another, named Prin-ses-ka-ro-leen, added: 'Dear Charlotte Casiraghi, American Indians still endure racism, ignorance and abuse on a regular basis simply because they are Native. You displayed terribly poor judgment in your choice of "outfit."'
'Other riders dressed up as Roman warriors, donkeys, angels, and Flintstones - you know, costumes - while Casiraghi opted for an outfit that has been publicly denounced as racist time and time again,' reporter Hilary George-Parkin wrote.
If you are pretty and a member of European Royalty I guess that the neuroses of the American Left don't really matter to you