The singer appeared on the cover of Elle UK magazine in the headgear

Pharrell Williams has issued an apology for wearing a Native American headdress on the cover of a British magazine.

The%20singer%20appears%20on%20the%20front%20of%20this%20month’s%20Elle%20magazine,%20trading%20his%20famous%20brown%20hat%20for%20the%20feathered%20headdress.%20However,%20the%20fashion%20decision%20led%20to%20a%20host%20of%20negative%20comments%20from%20people%20who%20say%20that%20it%20is%20offensive%20to%20wear%20Native%20American%20headdress%20if%20you%20are%20not%20a%20Native%20American%20chief.%20Pharrell%20has%20previously%20claimed%20Native%20American%20and%20Egyptian%20heritages.%20

“I%20respect%20and%20honor%20every%20kind%20of%20race,%20background%20and%20culture.%20I%20am%20genuinely%20sorry,”%20he%20said%20via%20a%20publicist.%20

As%20a%20press%20release%20from%20Elle%20UK%20reveals,%20the%20choice%20of%20headwear%20may%20have%20come%20from%20Elle%20UK’s%20editorial%20staff.%20″[W]e%20persuaded%20ELLE%20Style%20Award%20winner%20Pharrell%20to%20trade%20his%20Vivienne%20Westwood%20mountie%20hat%20for%20a%20native%20American%20feather%20headdress%20in%20his%20best%20ever%20shoot,”%20it%20said.%20

As%20the%20Washington Post reports, Elle UK’s Facebook page has been flooded with negative comments, and the hashtag #nothappy also appeared on Twitter yesterday, referring to the singer’s Number One hit single ‘Happy’.