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The Daughter Of Oklahoma's Governor Caused An Uproar After She Posed In A Headdress For Her Indie Band

Christina Fallin has apologized, but also defended the photo, saying it was completely innocent.

Posted on March 7, 2014, at 12:08 p.m. ET

This is Christina Fallin, the daughter of Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin. Christina posted this photo of herself on Facebook and Instagram Thursday evening.

It was a promotional photo for her electronica band, Pink Pony, which also performs under the name Chrome Pony.

The photo immediately caused an uproar on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.

If you need me, I'll be reading the Facebook comments on Christina Fallin and Pink Pony's apology for the next few days.

Christopher Sommer@Mister_Sommer

If you need me, I'll be reading the Facebook comments on Christina Fallin and Pink Pony's apology for the next few days.

10:12 AM - 7 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I mean, I'm not wild about Christina Fallin in a headdress, but I'm WAY more pissed that her mom is in the Governor's office.

Felicity Half-Man@PleaseStopGreg

I mean, I'm not wild about Christina Fallin in a headdress, but I'm WAY more pissed that her mom is in the Governor's office.

10:04 AM - 7 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The 4th-worst thing about the Christina Fallin picture is that put-on sneer. "Okay, we're looking racist, but can you give me smug? Snide?"

Phil Hamilton@PhilNotPhil

The 4th-worst thing about the Christina Fallin picture is that put-on sneer. "Okay, we're looking racist, but can you give me smug? Snide?"

09:56 AM - 7 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Christina Fallin's first draft: "I'm sorry for being pretty and all you native people should like me because I look good in your heritage."

Lord Baphomet@BaphometOKC

Christina Fallin's first draft: "I'm sorry for being pretty and all you native people should like me because I look good in your heritage."

09:44 AM - 7 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The reaction was intense enough that the band released a statement, posted on its Facebook page.

The statement apologizes for the photo, but also defends the decision.

Growing up in Oklahoma, we have come into contact with Native American culture institutionally our whole lives—something we are eternally grateful for. With age, we feel a deeper and deeper connection to the Native American culture that has surrounded us. Though it may not have been our own, this aesthetic has affected us emotionally in a very real and meaningful way. Please forgive us if we innocently adorn ourselves in your beautiful things. We do so with the deepest respect.

Christina's Instagram account is currently private.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.

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