David Guetta‘s certainly not immune to publicity faux pas, but much of the EDM community feels that he’s hit a new low with his latest blunder. A promotional video for Guetta’s esteemed F*** Me I’m Famous residency at world-renowned nightclub Pacha Ibiza features a depiction of Native American culture that many are calling flat-out racist.
In the video, models wearing little more than the ceremonial war bonnets that have already elicited a media circus of backlash since they’ve been popularized as festival attire march across a beach with a totem pole as if it were champagne bottle service with a sparkler on the end. While the depiction does not highlight any derogatory stereotype or otherwise insult Native American cultures, it has been deemed by many tastemakers as insensitive nonetheless.
So what about the very real women being objectified in the video? Is it also a direct affront to women, and by that logic, are the vast majority of high-profile music videos insensitive as well? Should Tchami stop dressing up like a priest onstage because it’s offensive to Catholics? How far do we take political correctness before it censors and ultimately infringes upon creative expression?
Those aren’t rhetorical questions – we want to know where you stand on this. Take a peek at the promotional video for David Guetta‘s F*** Me I’m Famous residency at Pacha Ibiza and let us know what you think in the comments.