Hilary Duff Issues Apology for 'Offensive' Halloween Costume, Says It Wasn't 'Thought Through'

Some fans were disappointed with Duff's costume choice this year.

Hilary Duff Issues an Apology for Her 'Offensive' Halloween Costume, Says 'It Was Not Properly Thought Through'
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Of all the former Disney stars presently inhabiting Hollywood, Hilary Duff is generally considered one of the least problematic. Lounging comfortably someplace between "normal" and "relatable," the 29-year-old Texas native is about as wholesome as it gets on Rodeo.

This Halloween, however, the divorced mother of one drew controversy when she and boyfriend Jason Walsh dressed up as a sexy pilgrim and Native American for the Casamigos Halloween Party held in Beverly Hills on Friday.

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While it's likely Duff had no intention of offending anyone, the move was surprisingly oblivious at a time in which cultural appropriation is such a major talking point.

Those opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would damage the lifestyle of the nearby Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, were especially perplexed.

After a barrage of complaints hit her social networks, the Younger star evidently realized her blunder and tweeted out a sincere apology.

"I am SO sorry to people I offended with my costume," she wrote on Sunday. "It was not properly thought through and I am truly, from the bottom of my [heart] sorry."

Walsh, a personal trainer based in Los Angeles, also said he "meant no disrespect."

"I only have admiration for the indigenous people of America. In hindsight I would not have made that decision. I apologize to anyone I may have offended," he wrote via Instagram on Saturday.

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Better luck next year, Miss Hilary.

Hilary Duff Issues an Apology for Her 'Offensive' Halloween Costume, Says 'It Was Not Properly Thought Through'
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