By Leah Simpson
Perhaps the star of the High School Musical television series and movies was inadvertently telling those around her that she never wants to grow up when she appeared to dress as the Peter Pan character Tiger Lily.
The 23-year-old looked exactly like the princess of the Tribe of Indians from the make believe Neverland as she donned Native American attire to the Guess Hotel And Smoke & Mirrors Party.
Comment: Okay, it's author Simpson's conceit that Hudgens looks like Tiger Lily. We don't know if Hudgens thinks that.
Simpson may have thought Tiger Lily was a more original Disney reference than Pocahontas, the obvious choice. But it amounts to the same thing: a sexy Indian princess.
Her getup isn't as bad as that of some Indian-wannabe starlets. But it's still stereotypical.
Indian headdresses are a perennial problem at events like the Coachella Music Festival. Indeed, I posted Indian Headdreses at Coachella in 2010.
The Fashionista blog reported on this year's fashion trends at Coachella. Below are the comments related to Indians. If you follow the links, you can see the pictures they refer to.
Step Away From the Feathers: 10 Coachella Trends That Need To Die
By Tyler McCall
[fringed skirts and vests]