Pharrell Williams Forced To Apologise For Offensive Magazine Cover 7 years ago

Pharrell Williams Forced To Apologise For Offensive Magazine Cover

Pharrell Williams has been forced to apologise after offending fans by wearing an American Indian headdress on the front cover of a magazine.

The Happy singer wore the item on the cover of the July issue of Elle UK and sparked a backlash on Twitter, with fans accusing him of "turning sacred cultural items into fashion props". The opposition grew as users expressed their offence by using the hashtag #nothappy.

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The 41-year-old issued a statement this evening, saying "I respect and honor every kind of race, background and culture. I am genuinely sorry".