Victoria's Secret Pulls Native American Outfit From Broadcast

The brand apologizes for the controversial outfit worn during its annual fashion show

Victoria's Secret Pulls Native American Outfit From Broadcast
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Back in September Victoria’s Secret pulled its “Sexy Little Geisha” lingerie set off its website after receiving negative feedback from people who felt it was culturally offensive. Now the brand is apologizing for another outfit that sparked controversy after its annual fashion show last Wednesday.

After photos hit the internet of Karlie Kloss walking down the runway wearing a Native American headdress, social media blew up with angry responses. People voiced their disappointment with the outfit choice saying it was disrespectful to the Native American community.

On Saturday the brand took to its Facebook page to express its regret writing,

“We are sorry that the Native American headdress replica used in our recent fashion show has upset individuals.

We sincerely apologize as we absolutely had no intention to offend anyone.

Out of respect, we will not be including the outfit in any broadcast, marketing materials nor in any other way.”

Karlie Kloss soon followed with an apology on her Twitter account. “I am deeply sorry if what I wore during the VS Show offended anyone. I support VS’s decision to remove the outfit from the broadcast.”

Click here to see backstage photos of the models before the show.

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