Canadian Music Festival Bans Native American Headdresses

In a victory for music lovers whose view of the stage is continually blocked by their fellow concert goers’ tacky and deeply obnoxious choice of headwear, the Bass Coast electronic music festival in Canada have just banned attendees from wearing Native American headdresses during the event.

Complex report that the four-day concert is to be held on indigenous land, and that organisers have banned the headgear as a mark of respect to its traditional owners. In a statement, Bass Coast said that while they “understand” the appeal of such headdresses thanks to their “magnificent aesthetic”,  “their spiritual, cultural and aesthetic significance cannot be separated.”
In recent times, there has been a good deal of uproar over Native American iconography in pop culture. No Doubt pulled a video that showed Gwen Stefani dancing in a faux ‘cowboys and Indians’ setting, while numerous U.S. sporting teams, like the Atlanta Braves and the Cleveland Indians, have been pulled up by complaints about their racist mascots.

It’s doubtful that this common sense will catch on in our part of the world, though, so for now, jacked-up dudebros and that loud, short girl two rows in front of you are still good to express themselves through the medium of feathers.

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