While it's widely known to be offensive and a textbook example of cultural appropriation, people haven't stopped wearing Native American headdresses—specifically at music festivals. Thankfully, more and more music festivals are banning them, with Montreal's Osheaga Festival being the latest to join that list.
The Canadian music festival, celebrating its 10 year anniversary this summer, made a request on Facebook, asking both festival goers and artists alike to pass on wearing the Native cultural symbol.
The recent move has earned plenty of praise from the festival's community, with people taking to Twitter to show their respect for the Osheaga headdress ban.
And with the headdress ban, Osheaga not only has the perfect line up but is the perfect festival. SOMEONE TAKE ME THERE. #Illbake4u— steph badguy (@stephbadguy) July 14, 2015
While the ban is born out of respect and common sense, it also follows in the footsteps of events like the Bass Coast music festival, which instituted a ban on Native headdresses a year ago.
Considering that everyone, from Pharrell to Khloe Kardashian, have caught heat anytime they're seen wearing a headdress, it's just modern-day common sense to avoid wearing the headpiece (and offending others).