5 June 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Pharrell found himself in the middle of a cultural appropriation controversy yesterday morning when the cover of July’s Elle U.K. — on which he sports a Native-American headdress — hit the internet. Though he apologized almost immediately (“I respect and honor every kind of race, background and culture. I am genuinely sorry.”), it made us recall other stars who’ve made similarly misinformed (or plain ignorant) blunders in the recent past. Come on, folks, it’s 2014: everyone should know better at this point. Celebrity: Kris Jenner (from Keeping Up With the Kardashians) Scandal: When her daughter Kim’s marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries ended after 72 days, Jenner sat down on Good Morning America and called Humphries an “Indian giver” for taking back the engagement ring he’d bought. Apology: “I am truly sorry if I offended anyone with something I said and I certainly had no intention of hurting or offending anyone, »

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