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Native American Backlash Over Speidi Names

4/1/2010 1:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Running Bear and White Wolf aren't exactly being embraced by the community they hoped to join ... in fact, several Native American groups are lashing out at the reality stars over their "ignorant" name changes.



After the people formally known as Heidi and Spencer announced their new names, TMZ spoke with a rep from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, who told us, "Continued stereotyping such as this by people ignorant of our traditional ways is very disrespectful and only hurts our efforts to curtail these stereotypes."

The rep claims they're especially upset because "the names they have given themselves are legitimate names in our tribe." And they're not the only ones pissed at the MTV couple ...

The National Indian Education Association tells us, "they have taken an inaccurate stereotypical approach to enhance their public image which is offensive to our diverse American Indian cultures."

They add, "We hope they are taking their 'self-improvement' journey seriously."
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Thunder Thighs    

the red man is a very prideful person. what these two scumbags are doing is disrespectful and only furthers stereotypes on America's most oppressed race -not you black people- but Native Americans. These two just need to go away.

1603 days ago
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DontLetThemReproducePlz    

This just in over the wire...reports they are back pedaling now from the names they chose because they found out they were real Indian names.
Spencer will now go by "Chief Pillow Biter" and his costume will consist of jeans with knee pads and a zipper in the back. *All of this was a ploy so he could hawk his new line of PB clothing*
As for Heidi, SaranWrap Squaw, so many people are wondering why she got plastic surgery?! Well, it's because her Sister-In-Law Stephanie recently made some changes to her appearance and she looks Much Hotter than Heidi does now. (that's right, Spencer has a Hot sister and no she's not a pompis azz like he is). Heidi let the best of her insecurities get to her so she went under the knife. It has been reported that she is due to mature and growup sometime within the next 5 years dump that ZERO!

1603 days ago
18.

Thunder Thighs    

The native americans need to get over it. Its a free fucking country and people can call themselves what ever the fuck they want. Poor NDN is all we ever fucking here .

1603 days ago
19.

Chanda Medicine-Eagle    

i am part of the Rosebud tribe and i will not except the fact that these dumbasses are trying to come into our tribe...pssh yeah right...we dont like "custers"

1603 days ago
20.

Jess    

Running Ferret and Plastic Wolf have been named by the Beverly Hills Indian tribe.

1603 days ago
21.

Bitter Midget    

GO AWAY! You bring nothing to society other than being annoying like that little fly buzzing around your head!

1603 days ago
22.

Darwin    

You don't give yourselves a Native American name,
Native American names are given too you by an elder.

There is no Native American elder that would give these two
a Native American name

1603 days ago
23.

GILARIVERN8IVE    

These stupid white people trying to be native americans. HELL NO!!! they ain't never going to be NATIVE AMERICANS!!! i am a FULL BLOODED NATIVE AMERICAN FROM GILA RIVER,ARIZONA come to arizona and i will show you a real NATIVE AMERICAN! im tired of all these white people trying to say there NATIVE AMERICANS!!! so come to ARIZONA and i will SCALP your a**!! =FRYBREAD POWER=

1603 days ago
24.

Grouch    

Blonde Turd and Blonde Turd With Tits.

1603 days ago
25.

argyle    

Please....press blackout for these morons Dumb-as-a-Rock and Grass-for-Brains. Alternately, force them to go to Rosebud and live out the winter in a Fema trailer. That we might pay to see.

1603 days ago
26.

King    

Him Heap Big Idiot with Plastic Squaw.

1603 days ago
27.

Chief    

Toying with Native American sacred cultures and traditions is Bad Medicine... These two are out of balance and they wreak of negative energy... No good will come from this blatant disrespect of the old ways... Retract your Idiotic gesture and apologize to the first tribal leader or native elder you can find... Aho Mitake Oyasin...

1603 days ago
28.

King    

Speidi smokem crack pipe.

1603 days ago
29.

crypjer77    

APRIL FOOLZ??!?!?!

1603 days ago
30.

radarluv    

Hi Kooky and Boing!
This couple has mental problems. They are legends in their own minds.
I say, Don't go away mad, JUST GO AWAY!!!!

1603 days ago
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