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Hilary Duff Apologizes After Controversial 'Sexy' Pilgrim Halloween Costume

The 'Lizzie McGuire' star and her boyfriend learned exactly what cultural appropriation was this weekend, and how not-OK it really is.

It wouldn't be Halloween without a celebrity having to apologize for his/her costume, and this year Hilary Duff joined that list.

Duff and her boyfriend Jason Walsh donned a sexy pilgrim and Native American chief costume respectively for the annual Casamigos Halloween party in L.A. on Friday. We're sure the couple wasn't intentionally trying to cause any controversy, but in light of the ongoing Dakota Access Pipeline protests and the blatantly offensive cultural appropriation of the costumes, it was a definite no-no for the duo.

Duff and her beau were quick to apologize over the weekend through their personal social media, with the former Lizzie McGuire star stating that it was, "...not properly thought through."

Walsh also apologized to those that he offended via Instagram.

Halloween is an awesome way to express one's creativity and fun-side, however, this is a friendly reminder to be mindful of what you choose to wear. Whether or not it's intentional, stereotyping and appropriating someone else's culture is never an acceptable choice for a costume.

Hannah Marsh

Hannah is a Texas-born, Iowa-raised alumna of Iowa State University. When not writing trending content across several Meredith sites, she enjoys all things fitness-related, binge-watching "Whose Line is it Anyway" episodes and fully embracing her self-diagnosed peanut butter addiction.

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