Pharrell Williams Blasted for Feathered Headdress Elle Gaffe

Pharrell Williams Blasted for Feathered Headdress Elle Gaffe‘Happy’ singer might be feeling a little less joyful today after being bombarded with criticism for wearing a feathered headdress for a special edition cover shoot for Elle Magazine.

Pharrell Williams is the kind of guy that doesn’t seem to be able to put a foot wrong – at least until he goes p*****g off half of America by donning a feathered headdress. Not the “Happy” singer was trying to make some kind of weird fashion statement – he’d instead been asked by Elle magazine in the UK to wear the thing for a special edition cover shoot…and he did.

“We persuaded ELLE Style Award winner Pharrell to trade his Vivienne Westwood mountie hat for a native American feather headdress in his best ever shoot,” according to the spiel explaining the rather controversial move.

Sadly – and long before ever going to print – the preview of the cover that appeared on Elle UK’s website didn’t exactly go down well with readers…the term ‘lead balloon’ comes to mind. Comments piled up by the hundred pretty much straight away and it’s safe to say not all supported his choice of headwear.

A fair few also went directly to the source, blasting Pharrell’s own website will all manner of comments and criticisms.

Here’s a sample of just a few of them:

Taino Ray: How can you do something so stupid and disrespectfulll.. you are not a Chief Pharrel.. The eagle feathers are sacred… Even if you are part Native the headdress is off limits… Its for Warriors and people of the plains culture.. You don’t have the right to wear that Pharrel… neither does Cher or Emerson Windy… You guys don’t get it…. You will learn the hard way by us Natives telling you so…

Gail Lichtsinn: You have no right to wear a headress that is so sacred to native people..Those headresses are earned and not worn to make a buck or draw attention..They have meaning and are worn by our men with pride and dignity..This is a mockery of a proud people..We are not a joke and take these things very seriously..Go back to wearing your OWN clothes

Sandy Johnson: I love your music! BUT…please don’t insult our Indigenous People by wearing a headdress. They are earned one Eagle feather at a time through acts of selflessness and bravery. Thank you.

Try these:

Argo Claims Best Picture Oscar
Dolce & Gabanna Sent to Jail – Stripes Back in for 20 Months
Gran Turismo Movie Confirmed by Sony – Need for Speed Flick to Open March 2014
New York Times: Nothing Good to Say About Kick-Ass 2
Steve Jobs’ Best Friend Brands Calls Movie “Piece of Fiction”
X Factor Video Confirms Return to Original Audition Format – People Power Prevails!
Miley Who? America’s Got Talent Winner Kenichi Ebina Talks Taxes and Twerking
New One Direction Song Diana Leaks on YouTube – New Album to Launch November
Rihanna Disappoints in Singapore – Accused of Lip-Synching While ‘High’
‘Uncle Phil’ James Avery Dies at 65 – Tributes Pour In for Fresh Prince Star
Justin Bieber Deportation Petition Will Be Considered By the White House
Simon Cowell Ditches X Factor US to Save UK Version
Kris Jenner Calls Rob a “Huge Problem” – Ouch!
Kan-ye Smell Something? Stinky Star Blasted Kim Kardashian
Simon Cowell Posts More Pics of Baby Eric – Cuter by the Day!
Good Riddance – Piers Morgan Won’t be Missed by Coworkers
Kanye West Fans Beg for a Beating – This Time, He Knew Better
One Direction’s Liam Payne Back On the Market…Maybe
About Ed Jones