Jessica Simpson is offensive

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No Jessica, you’re supposed to ask someone else to smell your finger

Native American groups are up in arms today after Jessica Simpson (pictured above leaving a gym in West Hollywood yesterday) told TMZ cameras earlier this week that she would never take back the boat she bought ex-boyfriend Tony Romo for his birthday because she’s not an “Indian giver.” Jacqueline L. Pata, executive director of the National Congress of American Indians, told Us Weekly:

The concept of Indians giving and sharing with one another is where the term originated, she explains, but has somehow morphed into an insensitive phrase that stereotypes Native people as ones who give and then take back.

“Most people flippantly use the comment ‘Indian giver’ without realizing its true meaning, Pata tells Us.

Pata says Simpson’s latest gaffe could be “a good chance to educate people not to stereotype Native Americans by using a comment this is both incorrect in the way most people use it, and culturally insensitive to Native people.”

Clearly some sort of apology on Jessica’s part is in order here. I think it’d be a nice gesture to throw a party for all the Indians she offended and give them as much white man firewater as they can handle. Wait, that was offensive wasn’t it. Aw dammit, I’m no good at this. I should have stuck to my original joke about eagle feathers and shiny beads . . . aw dammit again.

NOTE: In Jessica’s defense, she thought the phrase referred to the Cleveland Indians.


July 30, 2009 - 1:30 pm