Friday, October 17, 2014

Glastonbury to ban stallholders selling Native American headdress because they might be racist

Traders at next year's Glastonbury Festival have been banned from selling Native American headdresses following an online petition that got just 65 signatures.

Daniel W Round launched a campaign to ban the popular festival accessory on, arguing that wearing them is 'offensive and disrespectful'.  The ban does not stop festival goers from wearing them.

Mr Round said the headdress had become 'increasingly prevalent' over the past few years at Glastonbury and other music festivals, which was a 'concerning trend'. 

He wrote: 'This summer in particular, I noticed far more festival-goers wearing the headdress as an item of fashion than at previous events - hence this petition.

'There has long been consensus among indigenous civil rights activists in North America about the wearing of headdresses by non-Natives – that it is an offensive and disrespectful form of cultural appropriation, that it homogenises diverse indigenous peoples, and that it perpetuates damaging, archaic and racist stereotypes.'


Hysteria.  Why not just call them "feather bonnets"?  There need be no claim that they represent anything native American


Anonymous said...

And nobody except a native Scotsman/woman should wear any tartan or plaid!

Use the Name, Luke said...

Is it just me, or does it seem like there's a concerted push to drive anything having to do with Native Americans (including the good) into the forgotten backwaters of history? IMHO, there is nothing quite so disrespectful to a people group as trying to get people to forget that they ever existed.

Anonymous said...

I was always told that imitation is the ultimate form of flattery.

Bird of Paradise said...

Whine,whine,whine the liberals do whine

Anonymous said...

I went to an Indian (ie sub-continent not North American) wedding a little while ago.
Many of the female guests were wearing saris but one Western girl was also in a sari.
She was stunning and everyone thought it was wonderful. No-one thought it the least bit racist or some form of cultural appropriation. They all thought of it as complimentary.

Anonymous said...

Did I miss the part of the constitution that guarantees freedom from being offended? What happened to liberty and the pursuit of happiness?

Go Away Bird said...

Then theres still Peter Pan with indian maiden TIGER LILY

Uno Hu said...

Pray tell, is a Native American appropriating my cultural heritage when he dons a 3-piece suit or wears a pair of Luchese boots and a 10-gal. Stetson? What if he wears the boots and hat while he's wearing the 3-piece suit?

Oh - wait - I see now. I don't have a cultural heritage worthy of defending.

Olaf Koenders said...

I reckon everyone should wear them in protest (and during any protests) until the silly fad evaporates.

Yep - silly and pointless, much like most guys who never used to obsess over their lower lip pubes suddenly decided to in 2002 - and haven't escaped since.

Aside from silly and pointless fads, let free speech reign. It must become a fad again, and evolve back into the Right it once was.

Time to show the nannies we won't be targets of their wet-dream socialism bureaucracy any more.