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Wednesday March 13, 2013 12:57 am
Michelle Williams’ Native American-Inspired Cover Causes Controversy
Michelle Williams is a pro at slipping into various roles in her films, but her latest act for Another magazine has stirred some controversy.
The cover in question features the Oscar-nominated actress styled in Native American dress, looking pretty unrecognizable. The image is one of several others for the magazine's alternate covers, which include Williams as a "Kennedy-era co-ed" and another where the Oz the Great and Powerful star imitates Andy Warhol's famous Marilyn diptych.
"Just as Blackface is never okay, Redface is never okay. Stop supporting cliché images of American Indians. Racism is racism no matter what era of our history you attempt to portray, or what lens or filter you use," Jezebel writes of the image.
While it is already an unoriginal idea to photograph a star in the vein of homages to certain images or artistic styles, there are plenty of others of which to choose from that are less offensive to an ethnic group.
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Victoria's Secret recently came under fire for the Native American-esque costumes for their recent show - most notably the floor-length headdress Karlie Kloss wore down the runway. The lingerie company pulled the image from its television broadcast out of the complaints it received over its offensiveness.
Williams' representative has yet to respond, and Another has not yet stated whether or not it will pull the cover from newsstands.
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