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My Open Letter to Kylie Jenner about Her Eskimo Halloween Costume

My Open Letter to Kylie Jenner about Her Eskimo Halloween Costume November 3, 2015

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Dear Kylie Jenner,

I read that you dressed up as an “Eskimo” for Halloween.  Predictable, people freaked out, saying you were politically incorrect and — wait for it — offensive:

On Saturday, Jenner shared a video of herself decked out in her “Eskimo” costume that she wore to a party on Friday night. Never mind the fact that “Eskimo” is generally considered a slur, the Inuit and Alaska Natives are real people, not costumes. 

KJWell, as a person born and raised in Alaska (born on Alaska Day, no less) who is also part Yup’ik, let me say this.

I’m not offended!

In fact, I’m flattered that you think Eskimos looks this chic.

I think “cultural appropriation” Halloween guides are a joke, I think people need to lighten up, and I think you look great!

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