Lingerie giant Victoria's Secret has apologized to the Native American community over the Indian culture inspired look at its fashion show.
An outfit decorated with a feathered headdress, turquoise jewelry and a fringed belt was worn by model Karlie Kloss during last week’s fashion show. The look caused criticism from the Native American community and the brand’s customers, CBS News reports.
The lingerie brand rushed to apologize for the offense and promised to pull the look from the upcoming TV-broadcast.
"We are sorry that the Native American headdress replica used in our recent fashion show has upset individuals," the statement said. "We sincerely apologize as we absolutely had no intention to offend anyone. Out of respect, we will not be including the outfit in any broadcast, marketing materials nor in any other way."
The model also issued an apology on her Twitter page.
“I am deeply sorry if what I wore during the VS Show offended anyone. I support VS's decision to remove the outfit from the broadcast.”
Another similar case sparkled in the USA last week when pop band No Doubt led by Gwen Stefani withdrew the video to their new single "Looking Hot" after complaints from the Native American community.
The Cowboys and Indians themed video featured two band members posing as cowboys capturing Gwen depicting an Indian princess.
The band also issued an apology saying their “intention was never to offend, hurt or trivialize Native American people, their culture or their history."