Kris Jenner Slammed By Native American Group For 'Indian Giver' Comment
As soon as we heard Kris Jenner say that she "hates an Indian giver" during her interview Thursday on "Good Morning America," we knew there was going to backlash.
Jenner told the show that since her daughter Kim Kardashian's $2 million engagement ring was a gift from Kris Humphries, she should keep it regardless of the fact the two had only been married for 72 days before Kim filed for divorce.
"I hate an Indian giver. It's a gift ... keep your gift," she said.
For the master of a publicity machine that is the Kardashian family, Jenner certainly stuck her foot in her mouth this time. RadarOnline is reporting that National Congress of American Indians are furious over the comment, calling it "wrong and hurtful."
The group's Executive Director, Jacqueline Johnson Pat, told the website:
"Once again American Indians and Alaska Natives have been misrepresented by a single misinformed statement ... The phrase "Indian giving" is wrong and hurtful. The cultural values of Native Americans are based on giving unconditionally and empowering those around them. Instead this cultural value is forgotten when negative stereotypes of Native people occurs."
It's timely that November is actually Native American Heritage Month and Johnson Pat in her statement, invited the Jenner and Kardashian family to learn more about Native American Heritage.
So far Jenner has not responded to the group's issues with her comment.