Kacey Musgraves is a country stars who goes all out for Halloween, but one of her costume ideas stirred up some controversy.
The "Follow Your Arrow" singer-songwriter threw out an idea for a possible Halloween costume that involved some cultural appropriation.
"Would anyone be offended if I was 'Smokeahontas' for Halloween?" Musgraves wrote.
Would anyone be offended if I was 'Smokeahontas' for Halloween? 🤔🍁— K A C E Y (@KaceyMusgraves) October 31, 2017
The costume would presumably combine Native American outfits with Musgraves love of marijuana. While it was most likely in jest, it still ruffled some of her followers' feathers.
"As a fan of country music [and] a scholar who has written on cultural appropriation: YES," fan Sarah E. Dees wrote. "[Please] don't. Use your voice to resist racism."
Another fan added, "If you have to ask if it's offensive then it probably is offensive. Just a tip."
See some of the reactions below.
As a fan of country music + a scholar who has written on cultural appropriation: YES. Plz don't. Use your voice to resist racism.— Sarah E. Dees (@sarahedees) October 31, 2017
If you have to ask if it’s offensive then it probably /is/ offensive ☠️ just a tip— Bri | blm (@noxstyles) October 31, 2017
If you wanna perpetuate centuries of sexual violence still suffered by Native Women, go right ahead and expect cancellation— Shannon Jeanna (@ShannonJeanna) October 31, 2017