Chris Hemsworth blasted for dressing as Native American for New Year's Eve

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Chris Hemsworth is getting burned on Instagram for a photo posted by his wife, model Elsa Pataky, featuring the "Thor" star dressed as a Native American.

The picture, which features Hemsworth and several other guests at a "Wild West" themed New Year's Eve party wearing Native American face paint and headdresses, has been blasted by users accusing the group of cultural appropriation.

"As a native woman, its not about being offended or being upset, ITS ABOUT A LACK OF RESPECT FOR OUR CULTURE AND ANCESTORS," wrote one commenter. "Why y'all wanna defend black people and their culture but not us? DRESSING LIKE THIS IS NO DIFFERENT TO US THEN DRESSING IN BLACK FACE."

"@chrishemsworth As a Native American woman and a fan of all your movies please know how hurtful this is to myself and all my Native people," wrote another.

Other commenters came to the actor's defense, saying that those taking offense at the picture were being too sensitive.

"I can't believe there is so much negative discussion going on about the costumes," wrote user naomiskets.

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Revelers hug after the ball drop during New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square on January 1, 2016 in New York. AFP PHOTO/ KENA BETANCUR / AFP / KENA BETANCUR (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)
American singer Carrie Underwood performs during New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square on December 31, 2015 in New York. AFP PHOTO/ KENA BETANCUR / AFP / KENA BETANCUR (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)
Revelers celebrate after the ball drop during New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square on January 1, 2016 in New York. AFP PHOTO/ KENA BETANCUR / AFP / KENA BETANCUR (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)
Revelers take a selfie after the ball drop during New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square on January 1, 2016 in New York. AFP PHOTO/ KENA BETANCUR / AFP / KENA BETANCUR (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)
Revelers dance after the ball drop during New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square on January 1, 2016 in New York. AFP PHOTO/ KENA BETANCUR / AFP / KENA BETANCUR (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 1: Fireworks go off as the new year is rung in in Times Square on January 1, 2016 in New York City. The New York City Police Department deployed more than 6,000 officers in the Times Square area, including more than 1,100 officers who graduated from the police academy on Tuesday. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 1: Women take a selfie to celebrate ringing in the new year in Times Square on January 1, 2016 in New York City. The New York City Police Department deployed more than 6,000 officers in the Times Square area, including more than 1,100 officers who graduated from the police academy on Tuesday. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 1: Confetti floats through the air as the new year is rung in in Times Square on January 1, 2016 in New York City. The New York City Police Department deployed more than 6,000 officers in the Times Square area, including more than 1,100 officers who graduated from the police academy on Tuesday. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Revelers kiss after the ball drop during New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square on January 1, 2016 in New York. AFP PHOTO/ KENA BETANCUR / AFP / KENA BETANCUR (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Demi Lovato performs during New Year's Eve celebrations at Times Square on December 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for TOSHIBA CORPORATION)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: Charlie Puth performs See You Again on stage with Wiz Khalifa during New Year's Eve celebrations at Times Square on December 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for TOSHIBA CORPORATION)
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