'I don't see how genocide is a party theme': Pixie Lott slammed for wearing feathered headdress and celebrating birthday with cowboys and Indians themed bash
Pixie Lott has been slammed after she wore a feathered headdress to celebrate her 24th birthday with a cowboys and Indians themed party in London, on Saturday night.
She chose a Tiger Lily costume, inspired by the Native American princess from Peter Pan but it soon landed her in hot water after she posted a picture and wrote: 'Tigerlily is out to play tonight for final BDAY celebrations #cowboys #indians'.
Previous stars who have donned Indian headdresses - including Pharrell Williams, Khloe Kardashian and Ellie Goulding - have found themselves being blasted for being 'insensitive' and Pixie was no different.
Within minutes of sharing a snap on Instagram, people were quick to lash out, with one horrified person fuming: 'I don't see how the genocide of many many many people is a "party theme".'
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Blasted: Pixie Lott has found herself at the centre of a race row after donning a feathered Indian headdress for her birthday party
Unconcerned: Despite criticism on Instagram, Pixie soon posted another picture
Another sarcastically added: 'Wowww cuz dressing up as people who have been wipped out is soooo cool. Why dont you dress up as the slaves next! Let's have a slave themed party!'
And one person blasted: 'Pixie Lott, cultural Appropriation isn't cute. Not even on your birthday. Terrible party "theme".'
However, some fans did defend her, with one saying: 'Cannot believe people are getting agro about what she's wearing, get a f***ing grip ya no good plank's, really?????' and another simply writing: 'She's not racist, end of.'
Bold move: Pixie Lott opted to wear an Indian headdress when she celebrated her 24th birthday with a cowboys and Indians themed party in London, on Saturday night
Despite the controversy, Pixie posted another picture of herself in the outfit as she lay on a couch shooting toy guns.
Pixie should not be surprised to be hit with vitriolic messages, as fellow celebrities have all landed in hot water for sporting such headwear, with fans also branding them as 'racist' and 'ignorant'.
Ellie Goulding became a hate figure after sharing a picture of herself in a Native American outfit for Halloween.
Special occasion: The pop star, who turned 24 on Monday, was spotted making her way from Bodo's Schloss to celebrity hotspot Mahiki with her boyfriend Oliver Cheshire
Unconcerned: In full costume, she teamed her look with a pair of tanned leather ankle boots and didn't seem to care about the consequences
And within minutes of sharing the snap on the internet, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding singer had been branded ‘racist’, ‘ignorant’, ‘insensitive’ and ‘deeply offensive’, and was told that wearing a Native American costume was ‘no different than wearing black face’.
One fan her of ‘promoting racism and cultural appropriation’ and another telling her ‘cultures are not costumes’.
One critic wrote: ‘Next time don’t mock a dying race you insensitive and ignorant excuse of a person.’
Cowboy: Her model beau, 26, wore jeans with a denim shirt, while accessorising with a matching fedora and a red scarf
Finishing touches: He completed his cowboy look by sporting a belt with fake toy guns on it and sturdy leather boots
Braving the chilly breeze: The couple appeared to be in great spirits as they made their way along the London streets, unaware of the furore they had caused
Another added: ‘Oh Ellie I’m so disappointed. No different than wearing black face.’
Khloe Kardashian, Pharrell Williams and Sinitta have also come in for similar criticism.
Meanwhile, Pixie hit the town in her outfit, and was spotted making her way from Bodo's Schloss to celebrity hotspot Mahiki with her boyfriend Oliver Cheshire on Saturday.
Walking in full costume, she teamed her look with a pair of tanned leather ankle boots and rocked a black wig.
Her model beau, 26, wore tight black trousers with a denim shirt, while accessorising with a matching fedora and a red scarf.
Big bash: Other stars heading to the themed bash included Little Mix singer Jade Thirlwall and blogger Danielle Peazer
Controversial: The Little Mix star also wore a feathered headdress, which she teamed with a short green skirt and knee-high boots
Everyone's doing it: Jade's male pal also got in on the act
He completed his cowboy look by sporting a belt with fake toy guns on it and sturdy leather boots.
Braving the chilly breeze, the couple appeared to be in great spirits as they made their way long the London streets.
Other stars heading to the themed bash included Little Mix singer Jade Thirlwall and blogger Danielle Peazer.
Race row: Ellie Goulding found herself at the centre of a race row minutes after sharing this snap of herself dressed in a Native American outfit
Not cool: Khloe Kardashian was blasted on Instagram for this picture taken at her niece North's first birthday
Just the latest:Ellie and Pixie were following the example of dozens of stars, including singer Sinitta (pictured), who have been pictured wearing Native American headdresses in recent months
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