The daughter of former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin penned an open letter Tuesday on her blog to Jenner, writing: “I read that you dressed up as an ‘Eskimo’ for Halloween. Predictable, people freaked out, saying you were politically incorrect and — wait for it — offensive.”
Jenner posted a video on Oct. 31 on Instagram featuring herself posing in an all-white outfit and captioned it “Eskimo.” In a later post, she referred to her look as “snow princess.”
But social media users were quick to pounce on the 18-year-old’s get-up:
Kylie Jenner continues her reign as Queen of cultural appropriation dressing as an Eskimo. Someone please educate this child.— Shenelle del Sol (@ShenelledelSol) October 31, 2015
is it just me or is it weird that kylie jenner dressed up as an eskimo? is that not the same thing as dressing as native american or black?— Katie (@GrandMannerMani) October 31, 2015
In her letter to Jenner, Palin, 25, wrote that as a native Alaskan “who is also part Yup’ik, let me say this. I’m not offended! In fact, I’m flattered that you think Eskimos looks [sic] this chic.”
Palin’s father Todd reportedly has Inuit ancestry.
“I think ‘cultural appropriation’ Halloween guides are a joke, I think people need to lighten up, and I think you look great!” Palin wrote.