The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is usually little more than an annual excuse for one company to shamelessly promote its product, while viewers shamelessly ogle scantily clad models. But this year’s special sparked a controversy before it even aired when photos of model Karlie Kloss in a Native American headdress hit the Internet.
“We are sorry that the Native American headdress replica used in our recent fashion show has upset individuals.
“We sincerely apologize as we absolutely had no intention to offend anyone.
“Out of respect, we will not be including the outfit in any broadcast, marketing materials nor in any other way.”
Meanwhile, Kloss apologized on her own via Twitter:
I am deeply sorry if what I wore during the VS Show offended anyone. I support VS’s decision to remove the outfit from the broadcast.
— Karlie Kloss (@karliekloss) November 11, 2012
This year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is scheduled to air Dec. 4 on CBS.