Pamela Anderson has come under fire for wearing a Native American headdress for Halloween.
The former Baywatch star took to Twitter recently to share two controversial photos of her almost naked while wearing the historical garment.
In the first image, Anderson is topless and splattered with paint while holding up the feathered headdress, and in the second snap, the mother-of-two is wearing just her underwear as she poses provocatively on a set of stairs while wearing an oversized version of the headpiece.
“Happy Halloween,” she wrote, alongside a ghost emoji.
Twitter users were quick to accuse Anderson of cultural appropriation, as the headdress is traditionally only worn by male Native American leaders who have earned great respect in their tribes.
“If only you were as considerate of indigenous culture as you are about animals,” one follower fired, while another wrote: “We’re a culture, not a costume.”
Some also added that the piece is covered in bird feathers, which goes against Anderson’s stance against animal cruelty.
The 52-year-old reportedly blocked those users who called her out for wearing the Native American garment, and later posted a link to an article that encourages people from different cultures to adopt other traditions.
The Illogic of Cultural Appropriation, written by University of San Diego law professor Mike Rappaport, claims that cultural appropriation is actually beneficial, because it mixes cultures together to form new ideas.
Anderson later tweeted that “there are other ways to stay true to tradition” in reply to a Twitter follower.
– Cover Media0