Heidi Klum is in big trouble over a Native American photo shoot. The model is now being called racist because of a new photo shoot she posted on her Facebook page. The photo shoot features models from her reality television series "Germany's Next Top Model." On April 10, Shine Yahoo reported on the controversy surrounding the photo shoot, and it looks like Klum is losing fans.
Heidi Klum is one of the most beautiful women in the world. This is not the first time she has been in trouble because of a fashion choice though. She caused backlash with her choice of Halloween costume one year when she wore a costume of the Goddess Kali to her yearly Halloween party. Hindu people found the costume offensive, but she 'loved' her costume that year.
This new controversy surrounds a Facebook page post Heidi made back in March that is now only making the rounds of the media outlets. Now that people have noticed the Native American style photos, it is causing big controversy for the model. In the photos, models from the German reality series are posed and photographed as Native Americans.
People are now taking over the Facebook page with comments both supporting the photo shoot and blasting it because of its depiction of Native Americans. Comments have been made since April 9 about the photos and Klum's posting of them. People are not happy, but initial comments to the photos were positive. Now, Klum's photos are being attacked for their content. One commenter called the photos a 'fashion fail.'
Heidi Klum has not spoken out about the controversy surrounding the photo shoot herself, but a spokesperson for the German television network that airs the series did speak out to defend the photo shoot. Christoph Korfer said the following:
We have nothing but the utmost esteem for the Native American culture and are so sorry if our shoot was offensive to anyone. By no means was our intention to insult Native Americans or in any way demean their heritage.
The photos caused such controversy because of the depiction of Native Americans and the mixing of their various cultures. Top that with the barely dressed models, and the controversy began. After looking at the photos for yourself, do you agree with the cries of racism over the photos?