Friday, November 07, 2014




Fans Blast Ellie Goulding For Allegedly Racist, Insensitive Costume



Like many people across the globe, pop star Ellie Goulding took to social media on Halloween to show off her costume. Her getup, a Native American ensemble featuring an elaborate headpiece, was a hit with many fans. But for every “like” Goulding elicited on Instagram, there was a comment bashing her costume as racially insensitive and offensive.

“Oh Ellie,” one commenter wrote. “I’m so disappointed. No different than wearing blackface.”

Other fans shared similarly harsh words.  “Next time don’t mock a dying race you insensitive and ignorant excuse of a person,” the fan said.

Goulding’s response was brief and unaggressive: “I only wore that beautiful and unauthentic headpiece for about five minutes,” she wrote on Twitter. She also said she’ll be donating money to Running Strong, an organization that gives grants to young Native Americans.

Crystal Speer, a representative from the Native American Heritage Association, says her organization has no official response to the controversy. She did offer a personal opinion, though.  “I do think the reaction is a bit much,” she told MailOnline. “People these days will jump at anything to get offended at.”

Conservative parliament member Philip Davies had some much more pointed words for Goulding’s critics.

“I never cease to be amazed at how easily people will take offence – and usually this is white, middle-class, Guardian-reading, sandal-wearing, politically correct do-gooders who are offended on someone else’s behalf,” Davies said. “The people concerned are never usually offended themselves.”

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8 comments:

Stan B said...

“I never cease to be amazed at how easily people will take offence – and usually this is white, middle-class, Guardian-reading, sandal-wearing, politically correct do-gooders who are offended on someone else’s behalf,” Davies said. “The people concerned are never usually offended themselves.”

That about sums it up!

Anonymous said...

Considering that these elaborate headdresses are miles away from authentic native dress and the similar native head dress was only extremely rarely utilized this is a ridiculous complaint made by those with no knowledge of native Americans or their culture.

MDH

Bird of Paradise said...

Waah,wahh,liberals whine,whine,whine and how many innocent birds died to make it?

Jerry Doctor said...

No innocent birds were killed to make the head dress. It was fashioned from feathers of eagles slaughtered by wind turbines.

Anonymous said...

I am insulted that the offended whingers are pretending to be sane.

Anonymous said...

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.

It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

C. S. Lewis

slinky said...

Moral busy bodies. That's a hoot. Right wingers have no compunction to be moral busy bodies when it comes to their anti-abortion and anti-gay agendas.

Anonymous said...

I guess the "Southwest Indian Foundation" will need to stop mailing their catalog to White people then.