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Bristol Palin Defends Kylie Jenner's 'Eskimo' Halloween Costume

"I’m not offended! In fact, I’m flattered that you think Eskimos look this chic."

Bristol Palin wants the world to know she has no problem with Kylie Jenner's Halloween costume. 

Jenner dressed in a fur-trimmed, all-white costume with a platinum wig Friday night for a Halloween party. The 18-year-old dubbed the look "Eskimo" and "Snow Princess" on Instagram. 

Snow Princess ❄️

A photo posted by King Kylie (@kyliejenner) on

Eskimo @styledbyhrush @tokyostylez

A video posted by King Kylie (@kyliejenner) on

While The Huffington Post noted the problematic nature of cultural appropriation and the offensive roots of the term "Eskimo," Bristol Palin took to her Patheos blog to defend Jenner

Well, as a person born and raised in Alaska (born on Alaska Day, no less) 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. I think “cultural appropriation” Halloween guides are a joke, I think people need to lighten up, and I think you look great!

Palin's father, Todd, has Yup'ik ancestry

 

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