Native Americans Surprisingly Unhappy With Speidi Making a Mockery of Their Proud Heritage

Native Americans Surprisingly Unhappy With Speidi Making a Mockery of Their Proud Heritage-photo

What's in a name? If you're Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag, a whole lot of outrage. The Hills villains, who earlier this week announced that they were adopting the "true Native American names" of Running Bear and White Wolf in an effort to get "more in-tune with our spirituality," are catching a lot of heat from the Native American  community. We know; shocking, right?

One representative from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota seethes,

"Continued stereotyping such as this by people ignorant of our traditional ways is very disrespectful and only hurts our efforts to curtail these stereotypes."

The National Indian Education Association, meanwhile, complains that Montag and Pratt "have taken an inaccurate stereotypical approach to enhance their public image which is offensive to our diverse American Indian cultures." The association's statement goes on to note,

"We hope they are taking their 'self-improvement' journey seriously."

Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, taking anything seriously? Apparently they don't watch a lot of The Hills at NIEA headquarters.

 

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  • blablabla
    blablabla

    okay, seriously. hedi and spencer just need to shut up and go away. no one cares what they are doing in their life. Spencer doesn't do sh*t. and hedi is just another typical barbie doll.

  • yeayea
    yeayea

    these mediaho's are not stupid when it comes to publicity, they had to pick this type of gag to get any press at all, to make a big stupid offensive ''now i have an indian name'' thing was sure to get attention from the press since it was sure to make native americans mad, big press, that's all that counts, what's next? the apology press conference? seems big these days, lets all ignore these fake-tv hyped nobodies already

  • DogVomit
    DogVomit

    "grab some Lysol at the Wal-Mart, cut it with a little water and drink it out of a Dixie cup." Racist much??

  • DogVomit
    DogVomit

    Stupid Indians. They should be honored Heidi and Spencer want to be a part of their community. ARE YOU RETARDED???

  • rogerailes
    rogerailes

    actually, a lot of indigenous american "natives" prefer "indian." if you really were familiar with history, or even simply read the article and took notice of one of the organizations that is quoted, you'd understand that "indian" is not usually not considered pejorative. in fact, the american indian movement, active primarily in the 1970's though still resonant today, found the label to carry with it the radical potential to organize indigenous peoples across tribal boundaries. hahah, though. "get educated" is funny.

  • MischaCaridge
    MischaCaridge

    Stupid Indians. They should be honored Heidi and Spencer want to be a part of their community. Stupid ignorant girl. Needs to keep it to her self. I think people to have right to say something esp. if they are Native Americans. Oh and they are not called Indians. That term is used to refer to people India. Where Native Americans don't come from India. Shame on you for saying that. Get educated. Even though i am not Native American I have come to learn i little about other peoples culture.

  • missaa
    missaa

    Stupid Indians. They should be honored Heidi and Spencer want to be a part of their community. Seriously?

  • Pops Warner
    Pops Warner

    Once again, it's up to ol' Pops Warner to be the voice of reason here. If Heidi and Spencer really feel the need to cling to and promote stereotypes of Native Americans, it would be so much easier to just grab some Lysol at the Wal-Mart, cut it with a little water and drink it out of a Dixie cup. Who knows? It might even loosen the both of them up.

  • sophie1986
    sophie1986

    Stupid Indians. They should be honored Heidi and Spencer want to be a part of their community.

 
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