Chris Hemsworth Apologizes For His ‘Thoughtless Action’ In Wearing Of First Nations Costume

Chris Hemsworth is siding with Standing Rock amid Dakota Access Pipe protests, and is taking the opportunity to apologize for once dressing in traditional First Nations costume.

The 33-year-old actor posted a photo of him alongside his “Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi to Instagram, captioning it, “Standing with those who are fighting to protect their sacred land and water. #nodapl #waterislife #mniwiconi” on Thursday.

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

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Hemsworth took the opportunity to apologize for his “ignorance” and “thoughtless action” when it came to dressing in traditional First Nations clothing during a New Year’s Eve theme party last year.

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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,” he writes.

“I was stupidly unaware of the offence this may have caused and the sensitivity around this issue. I sincerely and unreservedly apologize to all First Nations people for this thoughtless action,” he continues. “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.”

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