Another day, another costume controversy!
Days after Julianne Hough was forced to issue an apology after wearing blackface as part of a Halloween costume, Ireland Baldwin has found herself in hot water for donning a Native American outfit inspired by the Disney movie "Peter Pan" for a night of celebrating at Disneyland.
The 18-year-old daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger took to her Twitter page to respond to the criticism.
"Ok everyone," she wrote. "I apologize if my Halloween costume offended you and your culture PERSONALLY. However, I don't apologize to a majority of you who thought it was necessary to return the favor with a lot of hateful mentions."
She continued, "A Native American costume was AN OPTION at a Halloween store. I copied a Disney character and I'm sorry that it offended you."
Ireland illustrated that point by tweeting a photo of the chief from "Peter Pan" as evidence.
But after calling out the Twitterverse for it’s backlash, Ireland also revealed that she had a personal connection: "I respect all cultures and I would never mock one," she wrote. "I am Cherokee Indian and I am also well aware of what many tribes encountered in the past. And for some of you pathetic morons to bring my family and other matters into the discussion, you are all sad excuses for human beings."
No stranger to controversy himself, her famous pop has yet to comment on his daughter's costume controversy.
But despite her somewhat angry initial messages, Ireland did end on an upbeat note.
"People make mistakes, everyone. I made a mistake and I apologize if it offended."
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