In response to the backlash over his wearing of a feather headdress on the cover of Elle UK, pop star Pharrell Williams has issued an apology.
"I respect and honor every kind of race, background and culture," Pharrell said in a statement, according to BuzzFeed. "I am genuinely sorry."
Elle UK has yet to respond, according to BuzzFeed.
(We noticed a story that was posted to the satirical music site Wunderground days before the Elle UK cover surfaced—it might have been a good warning for Pharrell and the magazine's stylists: "Indian Headdresses Making It Easier To Spot Dickheads At Festivals".)