The new cover of Elle UK features Pharrell outfitted in a Native American headdress that already has critics up in arms.
Angry commenters expressed their displeasure on both Elle’s and Pharrell’s Facebook pages.
“Even if you are part Native the headdress is off limits,” wrote one user. “Its for Warriors and people of the plains culture.. You don’t have the right to wear that.” Pharell expressed his apology online saying, “I respect and honor every kind of race, background and culture. I am genuinely sorry.”
ON A HAPPIER NOTE (PUN INTENTED)
Pharrell’s HAPPY Song has touched off a global online phenomenon with hundreds of cover versions being recorded in more than 140 countries.