H&M Headdress Pulled From Stores After Offending Shoppers
Another day, another mass-market retail controversy. This time, we're looking at H&M, which CTV reports has evoked the ire of an Ojibwa-Mohawk woman by selling a Native American-inspired headdress as a fashion accessory. "Headdresses are a sign of respect and leadership," Kim Wheeler told the TV network. "You wouldn't find a colorful hijab or a colorful yarmulke on the shelves as some sort of fashion accessory to wear out to a nightclub or to a music festival." Wheeler emailed H&M to explain her concern and the store promised to pull the so-called "hipster headdress" from its inventory.