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Published: 2014/07/25

Bass Coast Music Festival Bans Native American-Style Headdresses

Photo: Dan Ozzi

Bass Coast Music Festival in Canada has banned festivalgoers from wearing feather headdresses to their event. The festival takes place on indigenous land, as the festival noted, and they wish to respect the Native American beliefs and opinions on the subject.

“We understand why people are attracted to war bonnets,” organizers said in a statement. “They have a magnificent aesthetic. But their spiritual, cultural and aesthetic significance cannot be separated.”

Feather headdresses have become more and more popular at festivals around the country, particularly in the EDM world. Artists such as Wayne Coyne and Pharrell Williams have both recently apologized for wearing the war bonnets as a fashion accessory.

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Richard July 25, 2014, 17:22:06

Even tribal members?

burning_beard July 25, 2014, 17:35:01

that’s like banning tribal tats at a guido fest

deaner July 25, 2014, 17:58:55

Wayne Coyne did not apologize for wearing a Native American head dress. He gave a rambling interview touching on it, but I sure as hell saw no apology.

drasticjasper July 25, 2014, 20:06:06

“Political Correctness” is doublespeak for socialist fascism

PINE TREES July 25, 2014, 22:55:16

Ya I’m pretty sure wayne coyne was a big douche about the whole thing and something about a band member leaving…the lips do put on a good show- but that’s all it really is

Wow July 25, 2014, 23:54:46

What a joke!
These asshole put on a big drugfest for these edm jagoffs then try to moderate their free expression.
Classic Canadian douchemove. The above post on political correctness equaling socialist fascism is dead on.

MarZaPhiGar July 26, 2014, 11:10:48

Is it ok to wear a toque?

justsayin July 26, 2014, 12:02:44

the fact that you morons are equating socialists to fascists reveals your ignorance. keep watching fox and un-informing your uneducated small minds. maybe you should post on the drudge report web page or rush limbaugh’s page where equally “low information” ditto heads would agree.

Justsayinsuckadick July 26, 2014, 17:12:28

^^ Go suck on Obama’s dick some more libtard.

tellsemikeIsmellsem!!!!! July 26, 2014, 17:29:24

Someone should make a hat with an aborted fetus bobble coming out of the top of it… it could be part of a multiracial line of white, black, brown, and slanty-eyed aborted fetuses… some could even have feathered head-dresses to make everything super-pc… nobody could argue that, right?

justpointinout July 26, 2014, 17:41:44

i think justsayin was just pointing out the fact that you don’t know the differenced between fascism and socialism. repeating talking points isn’t knowledge. but once again you have demonstrated your intelligence or lack thereof with such a well thought out and prosed response.

Joshua Katt July 26, 2014, 19:57:37

Wearing these is gay and banning them is even gayer!

MarZaPhiGar July 27, 2014, 02:05:00

They should make those e-tards wear them all the fuckin time.

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