Native Americans React to Christina Fallin's Fake War Dance Performance
NORMAN, Oklahoma – Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry, a group of Native parents and their allies from across the country were alerted to Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin's daughter, Christina Fallin's latest gaff when her band Pink Pony announced via Facebook "I heard Pink Pony was wearing full regalia tonight." Protestors led by Choctaw musician Samantha Crain staged a protest at the Norman Music Festival in Oklahoma, as Native Americans were outraged on social media when Fallin wore a Native American-style fringed shawl with the word "Sheep" on the back and performed a fake war dance while her boyfriend Steven Battles ridiculed the protesters and flipped them off from the stage.
Earlier that day, Crain said on her Facebook page, "Publicity stunt or not, even if they are lying, their attitudes, their insincerity, their irresponsibility, their general lack of caring about anything other than the advancement of themselves deserve a protest. So I will be at the Pink Pony show at NMF tonight. Midnight. black watch stage. Peacefully and quietly picketing with signs to tell them how I feel."
Some of the signs said: "culture is not a costume"; "with all your power, what will you do?"; "you still owe us an apology"; "don't trend on me"; "I am not a costume" and "please forgive us if we innocently oppose you." The last sign was a take on Fallin's non-apology after she posted a photo of herself misappropriating Native America regalia reserved for highly honored leaders for a glamour shot to promote her career. Faced with more Native American protests Fallin attempted to have Crain and supporters removed by security, but they were allowed to remain on private land adjacent to the stage.
According to a tweet by Chahta Summer, a Choctaw mother, and recent law school graduate Fallin's shawl with "sheep" written on the back was
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