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Hillary Duff and Jason Walsh photographed together wearing their costumes at a Halloween party.

Hillary Duff dresses up as a sexy pilgrim, boyfriend as a native American; Actress apologizes after controversy over costumes

31 October 2016 Entertainment News


Fourth Estate Staff

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Actress Hilary Duff dressed up as a sexy pilgrim while her boyfriend, Jason Walsh, dressed up as a native American making a lot of people on social media react negatively on the matter.

The two attended Friday evening’s Casamigos Halloween Party. Some people took to Twitter to share their feelings on the costume of the couple. One Twitter user wrote, “Surprised to see this was taken in 2016 bc 1) wow blatant racism and 2) Hillary Duff.” Another took to Twitter to say, “No @HilaryDuff Traditional dress is not a costume and you being dressed as a pilgrim proves to me how insensitive and ignorant you are.”

The “Younger” actress, 29, then took to Twitter to say sorry to those who were offended. She said she apologizes to the people who she offended with her costume. She added that the costumes were not property thought through. Walsh also took to Instagram to say, "I meant no disrespect. I only have admiration for the indigenous people of America. In hindsight I would not have made that decision. I apologize to anyone I may have offended."

The issue on the costume of Walsh is a hot topic due to the ongoing Dakota Access Pipeline protests. The pipeline is being contested because it will reportedly threaten the local water supply and will destroy the sacred Native American sites since the project will stretch through five states.

Another person who was slammed for wearing a native American costume is Chris Hemsworth . He shared in a statement before, “Last New Year's Eve I was at a 'Lone Ranger' themed party where some of us, myself included, wore the traditional dress of First Nations people. I was stupidly unaware of the offence this may have caused and the sensitivity around this issue.”

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