Ellie Goulding posed for a picture in a Native American outfit for Halloween
Within minutes of sharing snap on internet, singer had been branded 'racist'
She was told wearing costume was 'no different than wearing black face'
Singers Sinitta and Cher have been seen in similar outfits in recent weeks
But Conservative MP Philip Davies called on the singer to ‘stick to her guns’
Miss Goulding said she wore the 'beautiful' headpiece for about five minutes
27-year-old to donate to campaign supporting Native American young people
By Sam Creighton
What she might not have expected was to find herself at the centre of a race row.
But within minutes of sharing the snap on the internet, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding singer had been branded ‘racist’, ‘ignorant’, ‘insensitive’ and ‘deeply offensive’, and was told that wearing a Native American costume was ‘no different than wearing black face’.
Miss Goulding, 27, was following the example of dozens of stars–including singer Sinitta, Coleen Rooney, Cher, Harry Styles and Pharrell Williams–who have been pictured wearing Native American headdresses in recent months.
As usual, non-Indians stuck up for the "right" of white people to be racist. A couple of brave souls went beyond the usual trolling in comments sections:
Here's Why I'll Be Wearing a Native American Headdress Next Halloween
Goulding didn't apologize for her Pocahottie costume, but unlike the racists above, she apparently recognized she did something wrong.
Ellie Goulding pledges to support Native American charity after picture mishap
For more on the subject, see Gerard Butler's Girlfriend in a Headdress and Glenn Beck in a Headdress.