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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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tanyaisa    

I soooo agree that the money being paid to these two ignoramouses should be donated to the Rosebud Tribe. "Spidy" fit them well. We are all familiar with that one. And still none of us really care about these two bickering yahoo's. Spencer should be neutered. He makes me vomit in my mouth when he tries to be a star!

1450 days ago
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!OMG!    

They both should have just been *** stains on a bed! So sad what people will do for fame!

1434 days ago
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Norma GArcia    

First of all To all Native Americans I think you are wonderful people and my respects go out to you. Spencer is an IDIOT!!!!And Heidi Is Just an AIRHEAD!!! there you go 2 good names for you.Heidi WAKE THE F~ UP Spencer is gonna end up pimping you out after all his stupid Ideas are over you will the be Be his hoe And he will pimp you out. And your mom was just right you looked better then. Now you look Like a dope addict I don't think anyone who disrespects there mother on T.V. like u and your piece of crap crazy husband did deserve to not be seen in public anymore. How can you let a man or anyone put you against your mom? You are a poor excuse of a human being. He does not even care about his own mother and he wont let you be a mother so u can understand. Wake up stupid he is taking the best thing away from u being a mother and he is making u into a barbie so he can pimp you dumb ass..

1428 days ago
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