Cole Sprouse Calls Out the People Who Think it’s Okay to Be Racist at Coachella
Coachella — a time for good music, lots of celebrities, cool fashions and cultural appropriation. Stars like Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson are all huge fans of the music festival, but unfortunately can’t seem to figure out how to go WITHOUT being offensive.
While both stars and regular festival-goers don’t seem to think appropriating other people’s cultures is a big deal, Cole Sprouse, the woke King of Riverdale, has a different understanding. The 24-year-old actor took to Twitter to call out those who think it’s okay to be racist, specifically by wearing Native American headdresses, at Coachella.
Your Coachella outfit is appropriating 100% of a Native American headdress for someone who claims to be 2% Choctaw.
— Cole M. Sprouse (@colesprouse) April 17, 2017
Fans appreciated the former Disney Channel actor’s stance on the cultural appropriation that runs rampant at the music event.
— Emma Peacock (@EPeacock_) April 18, 2017
— Galaxy (@galaxypilotsaur) April 17, 2017
— Rukhmani K. Desai (@RukhDesai) April 17, 2017
@colesprouse sad how some aren't even trying to understand.
— (@distractkehlani) April 17, 2017
@colesprouse and people make fun of Indians wearing bindis but it's okay to wear at coachella
— LetsGetNerdyScarlett (@killjoysMeh) April 18, 2017
@colesprouse It's not just about not being Native American.The headdress is for MEN/Warchiefs who have earned enough respect to wear one.
— (@byee_anne) April 18, 2017
If only all celebrities could have the same thinking as Cole…
Another favorite at Coachella? Bindis, which are also not okay to wear as an ~accessory~:
Baby V is probably the BIGGEST offender on the list. We all know she's the queen of Coachella, but not gonna lie, that's unfortunately become synonymous with racism. At this point, it's getting old and proves that she cares more about her #OOTD than the feelings of those she upsets.
Photo: Instagram (@vanessahudgens)