This led to a discussion with the person who alerted me to this:
I criticized Q'orianka Kilcher and Kiowa Gordon for wearing headdresses inappropriately. I'd criticize Crystle too.
Ugh I'm so mad.
"Crystle is Native" ignores the concept of sacred feathers, bestowing headdresses as a traditional honor, and not bestowing them on women. So that "reasoning" fails too.
I tried to called Crystle I couldn't get ahold of her. I called Georgina...Georgina was defensive and told me to read all the comments before I came up with an opinion.
Did the comments contain any valid intellectual arguments we haven't heard before? Because this isn't a popularity contest. It's right or wrong based on the issues, not on how many people say "Cool!" or "Love it!"
Here's what one Native woman might say to Crystle:
Victoria's Secret: Bikini War Bonnet Disaster
By Ruth Hopkins
P.S. As usual, I've corrected the spelling and capitalization for the sake of readability.