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Christina Fallin and Pink Pony to face protests at Edmond salon?

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Pink Pony scheduled to play at Echelon spa and salon tonight?
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OKLAHOMA CITY – Our sources inform us that newly-opened Echelon spa and salon in Edmond is hosting a “Grand Opening Party” tonight, featuring a performance by controversial band Pink Pony, featuring Christina Fallin.

According to Echelon’s Facebook page, the grand opening will feature Pink Pony and DJ Jotti Notch, Stella Thomas Design presentation, Zac Cox temporary tattoos, Jack Fowler live painting, a hair chalk bar and drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

As PolicyMic’s DJ Lanphier wrote this week, Christina Fallin is contributing to a disturbing trend in hipster culture where Native American appropriation is reaching an apex. He reports that the Coachella music festival “was crawling with hipsters wearing Native American headdresses, renting teepees for a small fortune and Instagramming it all. We’re reaching a fever pitch of outrageous cultural appropriation.” This goes back to the 1960's and 1970's, when hippies appropriated Native American clothing and culture and bubblegum pop bands like 1910 Fruitgum Co. had a hit called "Indian Giver."

Despite the outrage over Pink Pony’s weak apology to the Native American community and Fallin’s fatuous statements, word is getting out about Fallin and Steven Battles and their cohorts performing at the new Salon at 33rd and Broadway Ext. in Edmond tonight.

All this, as Gov. Fallin's daughter struggles to explain her offensive behavior and bad music. And what happens when you cross Fallin's friend Wayne Coyne? Ask drummer Kliph Scurlock.

Facebook activist “Indigenius Ideas Jennie S” wrote to Echelon and told them that their having Pink Pony perform is “actually sending a message to me, and other Native Americans, that this is a white-only salon/spa.”

She added: “Christina Fallin and her "band of Native hatred" should never have been asked to celebrate anything connected with legitimate business. The only thing they celebrate is Native-baiting and derogatory actions. Pink Pony actions that are meant, and we have felt, as hate directed towards Native Americans.”

Rumors noted by RDR’s Okieleaks is that there may be a protest at Echelon. Stay tuned.

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