Chris Hemsworth apologises for offensive costume on Instragram 6 years ago

Chris Hemsworth apologises for offensive costume on Instragram

''I was stupidly unaware of the offence this may have caused''

It seems that almost everyday a celebrity is forced to apologise over an offensive Instragram post, Tweet or quote.

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But it is unusual that one would apologise out of blue for a mistake they made without being forced to by fans.

This is exactly what Chris Hemsworth just did.

The actor, along with other celebrities are currently showing their support against Dakota Access Pipeline, the same cause Shailene Woodley was recently arrested for.

In showing his support for the cause, he also took the time to apologise for cultural appropriation. The actor dressed up in  the traditional dress of First Nations people.

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''Standing with those who are fighting to protect their sacred land and water. #nodapl #waterislife#mniwiconi @taikawaititi''

He then added his apology.

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''I would also like to take this opportunity to raise something that has been bothering me for sometime. Last New Year's Eve I was at a "Lone Ranger" themed party where some of us, myself included, wore the traditional dress of First Nations people.

I was stupidly unaware of the offence this may have caused and the sensitivity around this issue. I sincerely and unreservedly apologise to all First Nations people for this thoughtless action.

I now appreciate that there is a great need for a deeper understanding of the complex and extensive issues facing indigenous communities. I hope that in highlighting my own ignorance I can help in some small way.'' He said.

Many of his Instagram follows commended him on his apology and on educating people about an important issue.

The controversial Dakota Access Pipeline Project aims to build a pipeline which will enable domestically produced light sweet crude oil from North Dakota to reach refining markets.

However, the #NoDAPL movement was created by people who are against this construction as they argue that the land it is being built on is sacred to the Sioux people of Standing rock reservation.

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