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Pharrell Chooses The Wrong Hat

Posted by: Blake Solomon (06/05/14)
Pharrell has found himself in a bit of trouble after he wore a Native American headdress on magazine cover. Shoulda stuck to the Arby's hat, pal. He has issued an apology: "I respect and honor every kind of race, background and culture. I am genuinely sorry."

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12:07 PM on 06/05/14
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Stop trying to make stupid hats a thing Pharrell, they're not going to be a thing.
12:11 PM on 06/05/14
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He's 41? Dang.
12:18 PM on 06/05/14
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Stop trying to make stupid hats a thing Pharrell, they're not going to be a thing.
Warbonnets definitely don't fall under the category of "stupid hats".

This might be a little more complex of an issue than the Wayne Coyne and Gwen Stefani ones because I think Pharrell is part Native American and might have just been honoring his ancestry. Then again, I'm not an expert on Native American culture so this still could be deemed as an offensive move.
12:19 PM on 06/05/14
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Glad he apologized quickly as opposed to dancing around it...
12:20 PM on 06/05/14
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He wore a headdress for a photo. He's obviously not out to offend anyone or skew the culture somehow. Im spanish and i wouldn't care if he donned my cultures ceremonious garb in fact I would think it was cool.
12:21 PM on 06/05/14
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Not to mention, he probably didn't choose to wear the headdress, I'm sure the art director or whoever was in charge of the photo shoot had him wear it.
12:24 PM on 06/05/14
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I'd be more ashamed to be on the cover of ELLE if I was him.
12:25 PM on 06/05/14
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In related news, everything ever is offensive to somebody.
12:47 PM on 06/05/14
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12:49 PM on 06/05/14
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Warbonnets definitely don't fall under the category of "stupid hats".

This might be a little more complex of an issue than the Wayne Coyne and Gwen Stefani ones because I think Pharrell is part Native American and might have just been honoring his ancestry. Then again, I'm not an expert on Native American culture so this still could be deemed as an offensive move.
If he was part NA, I don't think he would've apologized.
12:51 PM on 06/05/14
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He wore a headdress for a photo. He's obviously not out to offend anyone or skew the culture somehow. Im spanish and i wouldn't care if he donned my cultures ceremonious garb in fact I would think it was cool.
He is out to offend someone. That someone being 'logical fashion'
12:51 PM on 06/05/14
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In related news, everything ever is offensive to somebody.


That is the truth. What's even more annoying is everyone apologizing for everything. It's so disingenuine these days because someone is always saying sorry for something.
01:03 PM on 06/05/14
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its not racist like, "pharrell hates native americans"

It's offensive in that he's taking an important culture symbol and reducing it into a fashion/style.

I'm sure it was inadvertent. A better term would be "culturally ignorant". I agree that "racist" seems too harsh a word in this situation.
01:10 PM on 06/05/14
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bahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahh if this really offends you I would hate to see how you handle real life problems.
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