Pharrell On Elle Cover Controversy: "I Am Genuinely Sorry"

The artist and producer apologized for wearing a Native American headdress on the cover of the fashion mag’s UK edition.

1. On the cover of the July edition of Elle UK, Pharrell Williams replaced his usual headline-grabbing headwear with a traditional Native American headdress.

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6. In a statement responding to the controversy, Pharrell has apologized, saying he meant no disrespect.


“I respect and honor every kind of race, background and culture,” Pharrell says. “I am genuinely sorry.”

Elle UK has not yet responded to a request for comment.

7. A message to all celebrities who are thinking about dressing up as a member of another culture for fun or fashion…

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