Ricky Martin accused of cultural appropriation after posting headdress photo

Less than a week after comedian Kevin Hart was met with accusations of cultural insensitivity after throwing his son a Cowboys-and-Indians-themed birthday party, singer Ricky Martin is being accused of cultural appropriation for wearing a Native American headdress in an Instagram photo.

The “Livin’ La Vida Loca” singer and “Assassination of Gianni Versace” star, who has been at work in the recording studio, struck a pose late Wednesday night while wearing a feathered Lakota headdress and aviator sunglasses. He captioned in the picture, “What happens in Miami…… ends up on IG.”

It’s not clear if Martin was trying to strike a Village People vibe but the comment section lit up with accusations of cultural appropriation and counter-arguments about “being offended for the sake of being offended.”

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