On Thursday, the Kansas City Chiefs announced a step further toward cancel culture by banning fans from wearing American Indian headdresses and face paint.
In a statement, the team wrote, “effective immediately, fans will be prohibited from wearing headdresses into the stadium. Face painting is still allowed for all fans, but any face paint that is styled in a way that references or appropriates American Indian cultures and traditions will be prohibited. Fans will be asked to remove any American Indian-themed face paint prior to passing security screening outside the stadium.”
The team also announced, “We are engaged in a thorough review process of the Arrowhead Chop and plan to have additional discussions in the future.”
The team explained that they began a dialogue about policy changes with leaders from diverse American Indian backgrounds in 2014.
“As an organization, our goal was to gain a better understanding of the issues facing American Indian communities in our region and explore opportunities to both raise awareness of American Indian cultures and celebrate the rich traditions of tribes with a historic connection to the Kansas City area,” the Chiefs said.
One fan commented in response to the Chiefs’ post, “If I, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, want to come to a Chiefs game wearing war paint giving a nod to my ancestors, will I be denied entrance because my caucasian traits are stronger in my apperance?”
Back in July, President Trump blasted teams changing their Native American-inspired names, writing, “They name teams out of STRENGTH, not weakness, but now the Washington Redskins & Cleveland Indians, two fabled sports franchises, look like they are going to be changing their names in order to be politically correct. Indians, like Elizabeth Warren, must be very angry right now!”