Gus Kenworthy: I apologize for my Native American-themed costume

Gus Kenworthy

Gus Kenworthy

Olympic freeskier Gus Kenworthy — who came out just last month — has apologized for a photograph he posted on Instagram featuring him dressed as a Native American chief for Halloween.

Initially, he wrote that “for everyone giving me grief, I don’t really understand why this is racist or cultural appropriation.. it’s Halloween! Just having fun! :)”

However, the Instagarm hordes weren’t satisfied with his statement, and their unremitting gush of negative commentary led Kenworthy to delete the photo and officially apologize:

“Didn’t realize I was being offensive & didn’t mean to marginalize or appropriate Native American culture. Sorry! Pic deleted.”

What do you think? Is the below photograph offensive, or are people being oversensitive?

Kenworthy

h/t: Gay Star News

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