Over the weekend, the Kardashian family celebrated North West's first birthday with a kid-themed Coachella called "Kidchella." Khloé wore a Native American war bonnet for the occasion—no doy—and immediately—no doy—received negative feedback. Today, Cliff Matias, cultural director of the Redhawk Native American Arts Council, spoke about the images.
Speaking to Page Six, he called the images "insensitive," especially considering the unmissable controversy surrounding the cancellation of the Redskins' trademark. "It's terrible. It's absolutely terrible that they have no conscience to discontinue to do such things." He continued:
"But it's also sad. It's really sad that people who are celebrities don't take the responsibility and the understanding that they are trendsetters and they influence people, especially young people. It's a responsibility that I don't think a lot of them acknowledge that they have.
I just can't believe she would be that insensitive to think it was OK to wear that war bonnet at a kids' party … Now you have a celebrity at a kids' party creating a whole new generation of insensitive thinking."
Khloé Kardashian was reached for a statement by Page Six and had no comment, but did post this apology to Instagram:
[image via Instagram, h/t PageSix]