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."
I am SO sorry to people I offended with my costume.It was not properly thought through and I am truly, from the bottom of my ❤️sorry.— Hilary Duff (@HilaryDuff) October 30, 2016
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.