Khloe Kardashian called ‘terrible, insensitive’ by Native American groups

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Paparazzi know at this point that the “money shot” of Kim Kardashian is the one from behind. Considering she usually calls the paps herself, they have time to get into position so they can take full-body glamour shots, then as she walks away, they shoot her from behind so that we can enjoy the butt shots. I’m fine with this. I try to always include butt shots whenever I write about Kim because, let’s face it, her ass of lies is hypnotizing.

But what I would like to recommend to the paparazzi is this: Khloe needs the same treatment. Khloe has been getting pap’d more than ever lately but paparazzi haven’t been getting consistent Pinocchio Butt shots. Thankfully, when Khloe got pap’d yesterday, they got some good profile shots where we can see that yes, the Pinocchio Butt is still there. Still growing. Khloe has The Final Butt. Kim only had the Starter Butt.

Anyway, following Khloe’s inappropriate, offensive and stupid appearance at North West’s birthday (where she “dressed up” like a Native American, how charming), the official Native American spokespeople are coming out of the woodwork to criticize her:

“Wow,” said Cliff Matias, cultural director of the Redhawk Native American Arts Council, upon seeing the images.

“There’s no way she’s not in tune with what’s been happening in the media,” Matias said, referring to the Redskins’ trademark cancellation. “I can’t even say she’s not even aware.”

Matias called the snapshot “insensitive” and says celebrities can no longer pretend they are ignorant on the issue. “It’s terrible,” insisted Matias. “It’s absolutely terrible that they have no conscience to discontinue to do such things.”

When asked if he’s offended when he sees celebrities disrespecting his culture for “art” or style, Matias replied, “Of course.”

“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.”

He continued, “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.”

[From Page Six]

Yep, that was on point. Khloe “responded” to the criticism by posting a message on Instagram which read: “You’re still going to get criticized, so you might as well do whatever the f—k you want.” Missing the point, Pinocchio Butt. Missing the point entirely.

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  1. word says:

    If anyone ever made a remark against Armenians, this familly wouldn’t brush it off. They’d be calling racism. They are hypocrites.

    Also, how does Khloe not tilt backwards with that thing?

  2. Kiddo says:

    They shouldn’t have bothered acknowledging her, at all.

  3. Joh says:

    I love their cartoon butts!
    I live in a very diverse area of Chicago, and you just do not see butts like this in the wild.

  4. Shelby says:

    Those shoes like they are barely able to hold dat big ass up ;-)

  5. TheCountess says:

    “Khloe Kardashian Called Terrible, by Everyone.” :)

  6. Regarded says:

    Khloe’s response to the issue is just dreadful. Someone is explicitly stating on the behalf of an entire group that they are offended, and she’s just like “LOL yolo”. That’s ridiculous.

  7. Shannon1972 says:

    I really can’t stand her – that response is appalling in its ignorance.

  8. lisa2 says:

    she seems so different since her break up from Lamar. I use to actually like her. But she seems to be morphing into Kim.. the way she dresses the butt. I don’t watch the show but looking at pictures of her just screams Kim.. I remember when Kim was pregnant it was all Khloe.. now that Kim is back it looks like she is finding the shift difficult..

    Her butt looks just crazy.. way bigger than I remember.

    Why does her hair look so damaged.

    • Ahot says:

      She was always like this, just better @ hidding it. Of course one had to play the role of the cool one, for people to find someone to relate to, someone “normal” to like better. This family is a master of manipulation, it’s funny how people did fall for it. But since they are fading & desperate to hold onto any kind of attention they can get, the gloves are off.

  9. Jaderu says:

    I wish her expanding ass would just swallow her and her disgusting family. Like a supernova or a black hole or something. I should have payed attention in science class.

  10. Rie526 says:

    She can officially disappear now.

  11. Potato_Chip says:

    All the Kartrashians are terrible, insensitive, and ignorant on just about everything, except themselves (also see: panty sniffing, pinocchio butts, melted plastic).

  12. Loopy says:

    She is becoming such a nasty character, you know atleast with Paris Hilton her family were more or less in the background. We still have to endure generations of this family, because they sure know how to stretch their 15 mins of fame.

  13. Jesse4 says:

    If you saw the pics of a distressed North with her bday cake she was dressed that way as well. So it shouldn’t just be Khloe getting the blame. Unless Kim and Kanye had no say on the theme of the party. They all should. I just wish they would all just disappear but that’s not going to happen. Sigh.

    • MoxyLady007 says:

      Tragically I saw a people article about this. North was dressed for a baby cochella. So…. She wasn’t racist at least.

    • JudyK says:

      Yes, North was dressed like a Papoose.

      This family is as ignorant, superficial, and artificial as they come.

    • Savanna says:

      In my American Indian Politics class we discussed this a lot, and the consensus was that there’s a clear line between dressing as a native American as a kid because you think it’s cool or like Pocahontas, and being a grown adult wearing a sacred piece of clothing. I don’t think North’s outfit even qualifies as native American, it looks more hippie-ish to me. Native Americans don’t own suede fringe, just go to Texas you’ll see white people wearing it everywhere. I guess what I’m saying is kids who are innocently trying to imitate something they’re fascinated with get a pass. Adults desecrating sacred parts of a culture to look cool, not so much.

  14. Alexis says:

    I hate the Kardashians, but I feel that the outrage over her wearing the headdress is stupid! America is a diverse nation, and I feel that we “borrow” a lot of fashions from different cultures. If I wear a sombrero on Cinco de Mayo, am I being offensive to Mexicans?! Are kids in Europe who throw American-themed parties being offensive to us when they deck themselves out in our flag? The Native American headdress is very beautiful, which is why so many people like to wear them. I highly doubt any of those people (including horrible Kardashians) mean it as a sign of disrespect to their culture. Since Khloe is ignorant, of course she handled this horribly. She could have come back with a much more sensitive reply.

    • TX says:

      +1. I am sorry but I dont get it, and I am as liberal as they come.

    • Patricia says:

      That’s what I thought at first, with the Pharrel issue. But then I learned that the headdress is a sacred, ceremonial, religious article of clothing.
      So I don’t think people should be outraged by wearing and Indian Sari or Mexican sombrero , for example. But if you dress up like a Buddhist monk, catholic clergy, rabbi, etc it’s offensive because that is sacred to certain people.

      At least we can all learn something from her ignorance, even if she doesn’t learn it herself!

    • Kate says:

      Thank you. I think the culture of outrage has spun wildly out of control.

    • NorthernGirl_20 says:

      Because it is not fashion – it is a SACRED CEREMONIAL article of clothing.

      • Alexis says:

        AND…? Like I said, acknowledging the beauty of the headdress and wanting to wear one doesn’t mean you’re disrespecting the culture. A lot of things that are “sacred” are borrowed for fashion purposes. People need to stop being so sensitive.

      • Ange says:

        But wearing of that object has to be earned within that culture. Wearing it without that is just being plain disrespectful and minimising the meaning of the object. Seriously I’m Australian and even I get it. None of your other examples even vaguely touched upon anything that had the significance of this headdress.

    • katy says:

      The offense comes from the fact that many people are fine with, and excuse this misappropriation of Native American culture. The offense comes from the fact that Native Americans are seen as a novelty, not a culture who should be respected – from wearing a sacred symbol to Native American tribes (the headdress), or even treating Native Americans as mystical, whimsical beings instead of as people.

      People who are NOT Native American cannot say what is or is not offensive to Native Americans. People cannot tell others how they should feel. The Native American community has expressed displeasure with this type of thing hundreds of times, and each time the majority of people brush off these protestations by saying “Get over yourselves.”

      Is it that hard to just stop doing something that offends a whole culture? Does it really put people out THAT MUCH to not wear headdresses – will it ruin your life if you don’t wear the headdress? What is so wrong with respecting the feelings of a whole race of people?

    • Lady says:

      I agree with everything you said.

      I am Catholic and see crosses used in fashion constantly, especially for the “rocker” image for some reason. I know these people aren’t wearing crosses to reaffirm their faith or any belief in God and it doesn’t offend me in the slightest.

      The only time I ever was put off by “cultural misappropriation” was when I was cleaning homes and people did their bathrooms up in “African” themes or their dining rooms in a “Buddha” motif. It’s just flat out bizarre. I can understand admiring pieces from various cultures around the world and wanting to display them but seriously… an African themed bathroom??? Right down to the wall paper, folks. Just bonkers.

    • Ahot says:

      Except a headdress is NOT a fashion item … & shouldn’t a culture have the right to say what can & cannot be “borrowed” by strangers? We are NOT entitled to use others’s culture for our own selfish gain … it’s called having respect as well as a moral compass & showing accountability…. Ignorance is not an excuse in this day & age… Honoring another culture means KNOWING what is allowed & what’s not.

  15. Izzy says:

    Someone should probably tell this spokesman – there is EVERY possibility that Khloe Kardashian is not in tune with current events surrounding the Redskins controversy. This is not a family that keeps up on current events. Unless it’s Fashion Week.

  16. Katy-did says:

    This woman is an idiot!!! Enough said.

  17. InVain says:

    IT. just. looks. so. uncomfortable.

    and OUCH.

  18. Word Girl says:

    I believe she saw the mistake that Pharell made and the reaction that he got and wanted the same attention. Not a fan of attention seekers. Stupid girl. I honestly think Pharell made a mistake, however, I believe Khloe’s was to keep her face in the media. She should permanently brand the word Jackass on her fake rear for all the world to see.

    • Debb says:

      ITA – the entire family courts controversy to keep themselves up front and center.

    • Lex says:

      He was in a magazine. That is far worse. She was at her niece’s birthday party. Major difference. Youre just looking for reasons to hate her. There have been a number of headdress scandals lately. Pharrell is as much to blame!

      • jwoolman says:

        Actually, more people saw Khloe than Pharrell probably. It wasn’t a private party. They posted pics on Instagram and then they appeared all over the net. Was E! filming for the show? These folks can’t seem to use the bathroom without cameras running (not an exaggeration). If the film gets on their silly shows, two or three million people will see it in addition to millions who have already seen it on the net by now.

      • Word Girl says:

        Lex,
        Calm all that down. What she did was wrong. She posted the crap online. She is a reality star. I’m pretty sure she did it for attention. As for Pharell, I’m pretty sure the mag stylist dressed him. However, Pharrell made no attempt to blame anyone else for his misappropriation of the Native American culture and has made, what I view as a sincere apology for his wrong doing. And speking frankly, it is not that hard to see why Khloe is unlikable her and the whole Kardashian clan.

  19. shannon says:

    IDK. I’d never want to intentionally offend someone. That being said, this “cultural appropriation” thing is vague and seems to be getting a bit out of control. Is it cultural appropriation when people who aren’t Irish celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? I was reading somewhere where the guy on the US World Cup team with the dreads was “cultural appropriating” by have dreads because he’s white. I’m white, and my hair will dread up at night because it’s naturally thick and curly. I have to put leave-in conditioner on it and braid it before I go to bed to keep from waking up with the start of dreads. As for the headdress, I do remember when I was temporarily living in Washington state, near Seattle, as a child, where there is a very large Native American population (I spent quite a few sleepovers with friends who lived on the nearby reservation). At Thanksgiving, we had a Native American speaker come talk to us about Native American history in that region. He didn’t lose his mind because half of us were wearing little headdresses made from construction paper (the other half wearing pilgrim hats). In fact, he helped us make them. As an Irish-American, I love it on St. Patrick’s Day when “everyone” is Irish :) I honestly think sometimes you just need to pick your battles and appreciate the fact that the ‘melting pot’ really is a melting pot.

    • Ahot says:

      Yes, he should have explained to you why one of paper doesn’t mean it’s okay to wear a real one just for fun & explain the true signification behind it as well. But you were all kids. So… yeah. Let’s see if it would still be fun if someone made fun of the irish culture or really traumatic moments of the irish history.
      If the official representants of an ethnicity are telling us something, maybe we should listen, no?
      I for one am happy, they are now standing up for themselves. They were silent for far too long, no wonder people think they can get away with shitty behaviours like this. A melting pot, sure. but not a dismissive anonymous one.

      • paranormalgirl says:

        People always mock the Irish. We are truly a mockable people. Add to the fact that I am a Mayo girl from birth AND a ginger, my life is hard. *Sigh*

        Seriously, though, none of us get to decide what is or isn’t offensive to anyone else. No one gets to make that call except the individual. So to say that “people shouldn’t be offended” is unfair and a bit ridiculous. And honestly, comparing St Patrick’s Day (which is actually bigger in the States than it is in Ireland – when I was growing up, we went to church, that was about it.) to the cultural appropriation of a sacred Native American artifact is really comparing apples to hippos.

      • Ahot says:

        Cyber hugs to you @ paranormalgirl. & thanks for restoring my faith in the irish ;-)

      • shannon says:

        Wow. Well, good job dissing the very kind Native American man who came to talk to us, I guess he *should* have done exactly what you said. Silly him, I guess he just didn’t know how to be Native American. But hell, you don’t even respect Irish culture enough to realize *Irish* is capitalized. Soooo … yeah, there’s that. You just insulted two people you don’t even know, good start! Keep going with that, you could be in Khloe territory in no time! :D
        I’ve said before and will say again, plenty of artists have “appropriated” wearing the Cross when they are not Christian. Just because I hold something sacred doesn’t obligate the rest of the world to hold it sacred. There is a huge difference between discriminating against someone based on race and wearing something that comes from a different culture. I thoroughly enjoyed shopping at the markets in Peru, purchasing and wearing items made by native Incans. This is getting beyond ridiculous. I’m no Kardashian fan, but when people can’t settle down and understand that cultures blend – that’s what happens – then why even bother wishing for world peace? Calm down and understand that not everyone shares or even understands your specific world view. Jeezy petes. These are things done without intending to harm anyone. A white dude gets dreads, an Armenian chick wears a headdress, rockstars wear Crosses when they claim no religious affiliation. It happens. There are so many bigger issues in this world, I honestly think some people just cling to this to make themselves feel like they’re “doing something” when it does nothing. Go feed a child or rescue an animal at a shelter or give someone a hug and thank the good Lord you don’t have bigger problems in your life to worry about than what someone wears on their head.

    • Tang says:

      True, if you want to take cultural misappropriation across the board, then native Americans should stay out of bars on St. Patrick’s Day, they shouldn’t be celebrating with everyone else. They are not Irish.

      • jwoolman says:

        Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day or Cinco de Mayo has nothing to do with the objection to someone wearing a headdress that is not general fashion but rather must be earned within a specific cultural context. People to whom this is important have explained this repeatedly and articulately, such as the man quoted in the article. Nobody cares if you dress up like a leprechaun or wear a sombrero. People do care if you wear a war bonnet like the one Khloe wore. Honestly, if the original inhabitants of the USA had won the war, such things would be illegal, like disrespecting the US flag or wearing unearned military medals today. A lot of this “get over it” and “don’t be so sensitive” stuff is really related to the victors writing the history books.

    • wonderwoman21 says:

      I’m not offended by the use of the head dress because it’s sacred; I’m offended by non-Natives who dress up as “Indians” like Native Americans are some novelty or something of the past that no longer exists. I’m tired of the racist dismissive culture and people that perpetuate the “othering” of Native Americans as outsiders to be gawked at and treated differently than others. Like I said previously, I’ll stop being offended when people who are Native American stop being affected by this mindset and when racism is long and dead.

  20. Cecilia says:

    I am just curious. Why, all of a sudden, is there a rash of these utterly divisive incidents happening all at once?? Why is trouble being drummed up between all these different groups of people?? Everyone is turning on each other & demanding respect for their own particular group. Claiming unawares is ludicrous at this point.

    Coincidence??

    No.

    • Word Girl says:

      Personally, I didn’t know that it was offensive until I saw the backlash with the Pharell incident. Also, Pharell did his for the magazine cover and was more than likely dressed by the mag’s stylist. He probably didn’t know because he doesn’t have a history, as far as I know of of being an offensive person or a famewhore.However, given that Khloe’s situation happened so close to Pharell’s, I don’t believe she can claim she didn’t know.

  21. Kate2 says:

    Not going to comment on the headdress thing. Its not my place to say what is and what isn’t offensive to a group of people I don’t belong to. Although I will agree with the sentiment that the culture of outrage is getting a bit out of control.

    I do have to ask what “Pinocchio Butt” means though.

    And I honestly would never call a group of women this under normal circumstances but this is a special example. These women are pigs. All of them, from Kris to the younger ones. Kendall and whatsherface. P-I-G-S. Sorry, but they are.

  22. Nick says:

    How can she work out with that thing? Especially running. Wait, can she run with that thing?

  23. Tippy says:

    Do Native Americans want to be erased entirely from our culture?

    They’re seldom represented as it is and if the PC campaign goes into overdrive that may then lead to Native Americans being ignored and ultimately forgotten.

    Oklahoma is based on Choctaw Indian words which translate as red people (okla meaning “people” and humma meaning “red”).

    Should the Supreme Court demand that the State of Oklahoma change it’s name?

    Beware the political correctness domino effect.

  24. Word Girl says:

    + 1 @ Ahot & GiGi,
    They were already highly disrespected & still to this day are. Come on PC? Native Americans deserve respect just like any other culture. Any rational person would think, that because America is a melting pot, people would be more respectful of another’s culture. I can understand when someone is offensive out of ignorance of another groups’ culture, because that person didn’t know. But, to me what is completely flippant when a person intentionally offends another culture & claim that the culture offended is wrong for being offended.

  25. Maple Goodness says:

    Tippy – I have always wondered about the hypocrisy of naming places after a group of people who was then either massacred, raped, placed on a reserve and/or into forced assimilation by the same people who have appropriated their language and words to name a place.

    Should we fear being politically correct at all then so as to avoid the ‘domino effect’? To be politically correct is a social construct that is supposed to help people acknowledge the potential for harm regarding what they say or do to others. Trying not to harm or offend others by being politically correct – what exactly is wrong with that?

    The First Nations peoples (the indigenous peoples of this continent were here before there was a Canada or the USA) have been exploited, massacred and in addition, had their peoples, sacred customs and ceremonies/rituals treated like a fun novelty throughout history. Disgusting and highly offensive caricatures have throughout history been made of the First Nations peoples.

    The history matters. The now dominant culture have always disrespected and treated the First Nations as if they were not actual living and feeling groups of people but a non entity who can then be appropriated from and treated in the most offensive ways.

    Based on all of this, the First Nations have every right to be protective of their customs, dress, cultures, ceremonies and words. This isn’t just about having a facade of being politically correct. This is about respecting the wishes of the vast cultures and peoples of the First Nations. If they say they do not want you doing something that is offensive to their cultures, peoples, ceremonies and/or history, then just don’t do it. Why is this such a difficult task? Why is this so hard for people to understand?

    • Tippy says:

      So using your logic every town, city, state, waterway, school & professional team etc. that is based somehow on Native American culture or languages is either hypocritical or offensive and should be renamed.

      I’m curious as to what that will accomplish for Native American people.

    • jane16 says:

      @ Maple Goodness: beautifully written comment. Thanks for that excellent reminder for us all! :)

    • Altariel says:

      Many places and schools on Long Island have Native American names… many cities and regions of in all NY State too. I always thought it was nice.

      • Maple Goodness says:

        Thank you jane16:) It’s good to know someone understands what I’m saying.

        Tippy and Tang – I think you completely missed my point. How about you ask the First Nations peoples about how they feel about the hypocrisy of having places named after them or using their words when their ancestors were then violated, massacred, abused and disrespected. It would be interesting to hear the response. At this current time, I don’t believe it is realistic to say to get rid of all these names of places as the bureaucracy involved would be problematic and I don’t believe it would happen. What I’m saying is the act still remains hypocritical and will always remain so. How can it be otherwise? Why is that so unbelievable?

        Altariel – I love your name btw. In regards to your post, no matter how pretty or nice it sounds, the First Nations people had no say in naming these places and were often eliminated from these places or deeply mistreated. What I am saying is that the hypocrisy of this is real and will always remain that way regardless of how aesthetically pleasing the names are.

  26. aquarius64 says:

    No apology from Kamp Khloe until she sees she’ll lose endorsement deals if she doesn’t.

  27. Tang says:

    Almost every day now, I am seeing that Native Americans are offended by something – its always something. Its getting very, very old.

  28. jane16 says:

    The big butt thing still astounds me. Of course, I am showing my age here, but when I was young a butt like the Kartrashians would be considered a defect, a monstrosity even, and a rich woman would have had surgery to make it smaller. I don’t find their butts attractive, they look like cartoons to me.

  29. jwoolman says:

    Khloe knew exactly what she was doing and that it would be offensive to a significant number of people and why. She could not have not known after the reaction to Pharrell’s Elle UK cover.

    This is not the same as wearing clothing or jewelry identified with another culture. Such things are worn by anybody and members of the original culture typically are not bothered by others adopting the same style. But these headdresses in question are not in the same category. Their use is not allowed to everyone, the right is given only to certain people who have earned the right. It might be easier to understand if we look at how many Americans feel about military medals and the flag. There are limits (including legal) on the use of such objects because they have a meaning that transcends style and fashion. You might find a Purple Heart rather pretty, but see what happens if you (as someone who was not awarded one) decides to wear it as a fashion statement. Likewise, there are things you cannot do with the American flag without legal consequences and anger from your neighbors. Contrary to Khloe’s assumptions, once you decide to live among other people, you can’t do whatever you want. You have to figure out how to be true to yourself while being respectful of your neighbors, just so we can all stand to live with each other. Sometimes you do need to break the law or go against your neighbors’ druthers. But this certainly was not one if those times. Khloe did not have to wear such a war bonnet, she had plenty of non-obnoxious alternatives even if she wanted to run with that cultural theme. She chose to do something that she absolutely knew would be offensive and then tries to pretend she was just being a free spirit.

  30. stacey says:

    Two words: BUTT PADS!

    Also, I think the Native American war bonnets are absolutely stunning. My understanding is that is meant to honor male warriors.. It’s too bad they don’t want anyone to wear them though because their culture has some interesting and soulful aspects that are very inspiring in our materialistic and shallow world we live in . I find the symbolism of bravery in their war bonnets really rich and empowering if it could be revisioned and worn by a woman. But, cultural appropriation blah blah. I get it. I’m part Native American genetically speaking (through my Mexican side) but obviously I wasn’t raised with the culture so I can’t claim to be a part of it. I’m sure stupid Khloe didnt think that much about it when she slapped it on her head.

    Is it similar to insulting Catholics when people wear rosaries as fashion necklaces?

    • jwoolman says:

      Seeing people wear rosaries as fashion rather than for prayer is kind of ick even for a heretic like me. Religious symbols and devices should be used with care by nonbelievers, I would say. If all the practitioners died out thousands of years ago, nobody is likely to care. But when it’s an active religion, that’s a different matter. Especially for liturgical religions that have specific rituals and care about the words as well, which is hard for people with a non-liturgical background to understand. I remember when some Catholic and Jewish Senators were trying unsuccessfully to get that point across to President Reagan during a school prayer debate. Protestants like Reagan just didn’t understand why the exact words mattered. Good grief, the Catholic school system was set up to get away from the very Protestant approach in US public schools long ago (not to mention the assumptions that Catholic immigrant kids were congenitally stupid). So in all things religious and cultural, we really need to pay attention to the people to whom such things are important and try to respect them even when we don’t understand them. There will always be some in the group who will insist they personally don’t care, but that doesn’t mean others feel the same way. It very rarely involves something abusive that can’t be respected, the vast majority of the time we can show respect without doing harm.

      • Stacey says:

        It’s ick for me too. Especially Nicole Richie’s rosary ankle tattoo fad she started.

        I think that the war bonnet is sacred to their culture, much like a rosary is to a Catholic. While I find both to be beautiful and mystical pieces, you are right, we have to respect that they are sacred objects to the cultures and religions they originated from.